'Are the humanities still relevant in the twenty-first century? In the context of pervasive economic liberalism and shrinking budgets, the exigency of humanities research for society is increasingly put into question. This volume claims that the humanities do indeed matter by offering empirically grounded critical reflections on contemporary cultural practices, thereby opening up new ways of understanding social life and new directions in humanities scholarship. The contributors argue that the humanities can regain their relevance for society, pose new questions and provide fresh answers, while maintaining their core values: critical reflection, historical consciousness and analytical distance.' - from publisher's website

The essays in this volume come out of 'Transformations in Art and Culture', a research programme initiated in 2002 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Author biographies are included.

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Onsite

Location code REF.THJ2
Language

English

Keyword

technologyurbanism

Publication/Creation date

2013

No of pages

250

ISBN / ISSN

9789089644749

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction

- Judith THISSEN

Part I: Media Cities
Mediacity: On the Discontinuous Continuity of the Urban Public Sphere

- René BOOMKENS

Orkontros: Brazilian Migrants, Social Network Sites and the European City

- Martijn OOSTERBAAN

Imagining the City: The Difference that Art Makes

- Judith VEGA

Body Movies: The City as Interface

- Martijn DE WAAL

Part II: The Ludic Turn
Homo Ludens 2.0: Play, Media and Identity

- Valerie FRISSEN, Jos DE MUL, Joost RAESSENS

Digital Cartographies as Playful Practices

- Sybille LAMMES

From Gengsi to Gaul: Mobile Media and Playful Identities in Jakarta

- Michiel DE LANGE

Transformations in Perception and Participation: Digital Games

- Renée VAN DE VALL

Machinima: Moving on the Edges of Rules and Fiction

- René GLAS

Part III: Thinking Analogue
Sound Technologies and Cultural Practices: How Analogies Make Us Listen to Transformations in Art and Culture

- Karin BIJSTERVELD, José VAN DIJCK, Annelies JACOBS, Bas JANSEN

The Case of ccMixter: Credit-Giving within a Communal Online Remixing Practice

- Bas JANSEN

Part IV: Hybrid Practices
On the Need for Cooperation between Art and Science

- Robert ZWIJNENBERG

Laboratory on the Move in Retrospect

- NI Haifeng, 倪海峰, Kitty ZIJLMANS

Embedded in the Dutch Art World

- Judith THISSEN

Roots and the Production of Heritage

- Alex VAN STIPRIAAN

How to Succeed in Art and Science: The Observatory Observed

- Geert SOMSEN, Jeroen WERNER

Part V: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Introduction
Interview with José van Dijck and Robert Zwijnenberg

- Marcel TEN HOOVEN

Contemporary Culture: New Directions in Art and Humanities Research
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