“New Forms of Social Life, Collaboration and Learning with New Media”
Lectures by Finnish top researches at the University of Tartu
Professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Aalto University Teemu Leionen will hold a public lecture entitled ”New Forms of Social Life, Collaboration and Learning with New Media” on Friday the 30th of November 2012 at 12:15 – 13:45 pm in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of Tartu University (Lossi 36-215).
New Forms of Social Life, Collaboration and Learning with New Media
Abstract of presentation
The origins of the term “New Media” are in the late 1980’s and 1990’s when digital and computerized media started to gain space from the “old” media, such as printed publications, television and radio. Digital technology made it possible to have forms of media that are more interactive, networked and social. Manovich (2002) defines New Media as a “mix between existing cultural conventions and conventions of software”.
Since early 1990’s fast growth of Internet and the World Wide Web the social networks has become central in New Media. Today we may see that the social nature of the Internet has been and is the success factor behind the New Media. It can be argued that New Media has become and its essence is something where social factors and software meet, co-exist and interact.
The merge of social and software seems to have high impact to the ways people socialize, form groups, make meaning, collaborate and learn. For instance Wikipedia, new urban activism and emergence of peer-to-peer learning are examples where people are using New Media — social and software — creatively to participate in and to organize new kind of activities with significant impact to culture.
Granö loengusari on saanud nime soomlasest geograafiaprofessori Johannes Gabriel Granö järgi, kes oli Tartu Ülikooli professor aastatel 1919–1923. Granö loengute eesmärgiks on luua uusi suhteid Eesti ja Soome teadlaste vahel. Loenguid ja seminare korraldab Soome Instituut koostöös Turu Ülikooli, Tartu Ülikooli ja Granö keskusega.