How will digital culture impact your research in the future? Odile Heynders proposes to "revisit poststructuralist philosophers such as J.F. Lyotard and J. Derrida to rethink the digital context as a dynamic textual universe."
In this end-of-year interview Joachim Ben Yakoub (UGent) reflects on the (non)-impact of discourses on digitalization and digital culture on how the Tunesian revolution was understood in Western mainstream media.
In order to make research accessible and relevant, academics have to be retrained on how to do research in the digital age. They also have to stop living in ivory towers. Check out our interview with Najma Al Zidjaly for this, and much more.
For Ana Deumert, digital culture has not only impacted her research, but also her teaching. Last year for example, she started using WhatsApp with her students - which, according to her, encouraged 'peer learning',
According to Benjamin De Cleen, we need to be careful with making big claims about the impact of new media technology. However, people do need to consider important changes in the discourse and in the communication strategies.
"Digital culture is so pervasive, there’s often very little analytic use in making hard distinctions between the online and offline worlds." Philip Seargeant from the Open University talks about digital culture, language and politics
In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.