This research line focuses on the developing of the following areas or subjects:
1. Digital art: from net.art to interactive performances
2. Ciberfeminism, activism and postcolonial discourse
3. Post-modern art
We propose research projects related to the analysis of cultural practices and digital technologies, especially the study of creative and productive practices in digital culture. Within this framework, we take into account aspects of social transformations, the redefinition of materiality, space and time, and the tensions between different cultural models and social orders in the way of understanding participation, innovation and the future.
The methodological approach is based on the ethnographic perspective and digital and visual anthropology: empirical research is oriented towards a theoretical and methodological reflection and the development of new methodologies and critical analysis for the study of cultural production and digital media.
This research line welcomes projects related to ICT and cultural heritage and offers different discipline approaches related with museology.
1. Education, Museums & Web
This approach welcomes projects related to ICT, cultural heritage and education. Therefore, the main objective is to analyze the relationship between formal and informal education using digital tools. This brings together different areas of knowledge and their relationship with the museum and heritage, including for example:
a) The creation and analysis of learning networks formed by curators, teachers and students of compulsory secondary education.
b) The analysis and evaluation of the quality and use of educational online content related to the cultural heritage and for compulsory secondary education.
c) The study of processes of creation and use of educational resources online related to cultural heritage.
2. Communication, Heritage & ICT
This approach welcomes projects related to the study of the relationship between new communication models and tools in the field of Internet and Heritage. This brings together different areas of knowledge and their relationship with the museum and heritage, including:
a) Analysis of social networks in museums (Facebook, Twitter...) . Museum 2.0 concept
b) New Heritage models in digital society: Intangible Heritage, Heritage on line...
c) The uses of Cultural heritage as s tools for the management of cultural diversity and social inclusion.
3. Memory and Heritage: This approach works with subjects related to preservation and diffusion of historical memory (tangible and intangible) through ICT.Museology, museography, ICT and cultural heritage - MUSEIA
This research line offers three approaches:
a) Cognitive linguistics research oriented to natural language processing. Use of digital tools and resources for linguistic research.
b) Special languages and terminology research oriented to natural language processing. Studies on neological processes in the information society.
c) Machine translation and translation tools: Statistical and Example-Based Machine Translation; translation tools; use of very large parallel corpora to improve the quality of these systems; automatic terminology extraction; machine learning to acquire linguistic resources.