Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785480546

Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity

1st Edition

Authors: Laurence Favier
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785480546
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 180
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The concept of "digital universalism" appears both as a wonderful horizon of an interconnected planet (men and objects) and as the expression of a cultural hegemony that would format cultural diversity. An article in the French newspaper Le Monde (31/08/3016) headlined "the smartphone or the birth of a new digital universality". The author, a professor of physics, who promotes the use of a "pocket lab" smartphone from which it has developed a Mooc (Massive Open Online Courses), explains: "After a presentation of MOOC in Morocco then China, I realized the existence of two universal things in my life: my smartphone and science "!

The smartphone, but also its interfaces Web access it offers are at the center of most of our activities. In return the knowledge of our behavior through the connected objects and traceability of our practices fuel connected digital devices. In reaction to the idea that we have reached, thanks to digital in an "inclusive" universal communication in the terminology adopted in official documents, some authors show that the digital that formats our practice today is not neutral: codes and languages are not designed to express the cultural diversity and the culture of information (information literacy) recognized as essential to adapt citizens in the digital society (UNESCO 2005) must be thought in other words than just a list of objectives identical for all and integrate cultural aspects (Lloyd, 2013, 2016). This is also the global construction of science through digital research infrastructures that are affected by this "intercultural" dialogue of individuals and disciplines.

Key Features

  • This book present the cultural approach of digital codes
  • It treats of the cultural diversity in the digital society today


Researchers, Scientists, Post-graduate Students

Table of Contents

  1. A cultural approach of digital codes and languages
    2. The culture of information and cultural diversity in digital society
    3. Digital infrastructure of research: the Global and the local in the global building of science.
    4. The ethic of information and the expression of cultural diversity in knowledge organization systems


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About the Author

Laurence Favier

Laurence Favier is a Professor at the University of Lille in Information and Communication Sciences with expertise in scientific communication, knowledge organization, History and Epistemology of information Sciences amd digital Humanities.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Lille, France

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