Delayed presence : a bug in the global system

Jeudi 16 mai, 11h30, 2e session : Espaces concrets, espaces virtuels

Dana Diminescu, enseignant chercheur à l’Ecole d’ingénieurs Télécom PariTech, directrice scientifique du programme « TIC-migrations » de la FMSH

Presence at a distance is linked to the fluidity generated by ICTs. However, when looked at more closely, this fluidity is not so frictionless. In order to illustrate this, I will introduce a “typology of migrants calls”,  and analyses of conversations which are relevant to the question of long-distance localisation and of how to dwell at a distance. I will show how the free flow of information and communication, in order to take place, needs to overcome a series of (socio-technical) obstacles which I suggest can be called delays.

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