Visibility, Transparency and Surveillance

The International Conference Rethinking Humanities / Pensar as Humanidades will take place on 12th and 13th December, at the University of Beira Interior, on the initiative of LabCom.IFP - Communication, Philosophy and Humanities.
Rethinking Humanities Today / Pensar as Humanidades Hoje is the generic name of an annual Conference that this year will have as its specific theme "Visibility, Transparency and Surveillance". The conference is the result of a project of scientific dialogue between Communication Sciences, Philosophy and Arts which, based on the specific theme mentioned above, brings together 4 plenary panels around the following reference lines:

  1. Political visibility: representation, transparency, accountability, political scandal and advertising.
  2. Imaginary and visibility: building worlds on Design Cinema and other Arts.
  3. Media as a publicity device: showing public reality through the old and new media.

Programme

12th December

Amphitheatre 1.1.

2:30 pm - Imaginary and visibility: building worlds in Design, Cinema and other Arts


"Time and Memory. An extended perception from technologies."
Josu Rekalde
(Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country)

"Computing of the (In)visible - Image, Ideology and Neocibernetics in the Post-Human"
Rui Matoso
(Professor at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technology)

"Poetics of simulation. From the visible to the Plausible"
Francisco Paiva
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of UBI; LabCom.IFP researcher)

Chair:
Francisco Merino
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the UBI; LabCom.IFP researcher)

5:00 pm - Media as a publicity device: viewing the public reality through the old and new media


"Public space, media and visibility. A reflection on new forms of activism"
Isabel Babo
(Faculty of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technology of the Lusófona University of Porto. CIC.DIGITAL/CICANT researcher)

"Visibility, Transparency and Representation"
António Bento
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Beira Interior; LabCom.IFP researcher)

Chair:
Sara Velez
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of UBI; LabCom.IFP researcher)

13th December

Amphitheatre 1.1.

10:30 am - Media as a publicity device: viewing the public reality through the old and new media


"Visibility and legitimacy in the current media ecology"
Eugenia Maria Barricello
(Professor of the postgraduate program in Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising, Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil))

"Visibility Regimes: a key concept on Media Studies"
Samuel Mateus
(Professor at the University of Madeira. LabCom.IFP researcher)

Chair:
Gisela Gonçalves
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of UBI; LabCom.IFP researcher)

2:00 pm - Media as a publicity device: viewing the public reality through the old and new media


"Invisible recognition? The struggles of people affected by leprosy"
Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça
(Professor of the Political Science Department at the Federal University of Minas Gerais)

"Public space metamorphoses: new visibility devices in the political decision-making processes"
João Carlos Correia
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Beira Interior; LabCom.IFP Coordinator)

Chair:
Anabela Gradim
(Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of UBI; LabCom.IFP researcher)

3:00 pm


"Social construction of visibility"
Adriano Duarte Rodrigues
(Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon)

4:30 pm - Closing

Instalação "Time" (junto ao LabCom.IFP)

de João Magueijo, Portugal, 2016

A instalação "Time" foi realizada por João Magueijo no âmbito da unidade curricular do Mestrado em Cinema da UBI "Novos Cinemas", lecionada por Vasco Diogo.
Trata-se de uma reflexão sobre os dispositivos de vídeo-vigilância onde tende a materializar-se uma visão sem olhar e um olhar sem sujeito. Conceitos como a omnipresença, a tele-presença, o automatismo da representação, que se converte aqui numa espécie de "presente eterno" são também evocados. Como explica o autor da instalação:
"Este trabalho surgiu do meu interesse em aliar dois conceitos que sempre me despertaram curiosidade, os split screen e a vídeo vigilância. A minha ideia inicial prendia-se em capturar imagens de webcams espalhadas pelo mundo, cada uma num fuso horário diferente e juntá-las todas num mesmo ecrã. Esta conceção iria permitir-me reunir as 24 horas de um determinado dia num único ecrã e em simultâneo, com um período de duração de 1 hora. Após uma fase de pesquisa verifiquei que seria muito complexo avançar com este projeto visto que, as imagens disponíveis online eram, por vezes muito difíceis de capturar, mas também devido à inexistência de webcams em regiões com o determinado fuso horário (ex. Honolulu). Não me sendo possível avançar com o conceito inicial, fiz uma ligeira adaptação e cheguei à ideia do trabalho atual. Este projeto consiste em capturar as 24 horas do dia num determinado espaço público e concentrá-las todas no mesmo ecrã. O espaço que selecionei para a realização deste vídeo foi a Praça do Município da Covilhã (Pelourinho) visto tratar-se de um dos espaços com maior dinamismo na cidade. Esta minha ideia também tem alguma inspiração da série televisa 24, à qual fui buscar o lettering. Este foi, de todo, o projeto mais complexo que já realizei sozinho, mas ambém o mais enriquecedor. Ao logo da criação do trabalho o meu conceito relativamente ao mesmo sofreu uma mutação, o meu melhor, ramificou-se. O conceito inicial que pretende mostrar as 24 horas do dia de um determinado espaço mantém-se, aquilo que eu quero que o espectador veja é isso mesmo. Mas para mim, enquanto criador, o conceito fundamental é a forma como as pessoas lidaram com o dispositivo. Ao longo dos vários dias em que fiz a captura das imagens observei com muito afinco a forma como as pessoas se comportavam ao passarem por uma GoPro em cima do tripé “abandonada” no meio da cidade (muitas pessoas desconhecem até aquele tipo de equipamento). Conversas de café foram iniciadas, primeiro sobre como este equipamento servia para controlar os autocarros, depois sobre um estudo da população da cidade e também um estudo turístico, mas o mais comum foi sobre o radar de velocidade da policia. Esta situação ficou de tal forma vincada que chegaram a a fazer uma publicação num grupo do Facebook que se destina a partilhar a localização de operações Stop na região, e até a própria PSP pensou que se tratava mesmo de um radar numa certa madrugada."

Speakers


Adriano Rodrigues

Adriano Duarte Rodrigues
3rd Director of the FCSH/NOVA (1988-92). Emeritus Professor at the Faculty and one of the Communication Sciences founders in Portugal. Full Professor since 1980 in the Communication area, Adriano Duarte Rodrigues (Lisbon, April 7th 1942) founded the Department of Social Communication (currently known as Science of Communication), of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) at the Nova University of Lisbon, of which he was the coordinator from 1979 to 1986. Professor Duarte Rodrigues research is mainly focused on Communication Theory, Pragmatics, Discursive Interaction and Conversation Analysis. Full professor since 1980 and Director of FCSH/UNL from 1988 to 1993, he became Professor Emeritus in 2012 by the time of his retirement. In December 2015, a book of honor was published: Comunicação e linguagens: Novas Convergências (Communication and languages: New Convergences). He published the following books: O Campo dos Media ("The Field of the Media"). Lisboa: Vega, 1985; Estratégias da Comunicação. Questão Comunicacional e Formas de Sociabilidade. Lisboa: Presença, 1990; Introdução à Semiótica. Lisboa: Presença, 1991; Cultura e Comunicação. A Experiência Cultural na Era da Informação. Lisboa: Presença, 1994; As Dimensões da Pragmática na Comunicação. Rio de Janeiro: Diadorim, 1995; Dimensões Pragmáticas do Sentido. Lisboa: Cosmos, 1996; As Técnicas da Comunicação e da Informação. Lisboa: Presença, 1999; Dicionário Breve da Comunicação e da Informação. Lisboa: Presença, 2000; A Partitura Invisível. Para uma Abordagem Interactiva da Linguagem. Lisboa: Colibri, 2000; O Paradigma Comunicacional: História e Teorias, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2011. (More info)

António Bento

António Bento
He is a professor at the University of Beira Interior. At UBI he was the director of the degree in Political Science and International Relations and of the master’s degree in Political Science. He is a research member at the Institute of Practical Philosophy (IFP) and at the Center for Jewish Studies (CEJ). He is also a researcher in the project "Religion and Civil Society” at the Institute Culture and Society at the University of Navarra. He is a member of the “International network of Schmittian Studies” (RIES). He is a scientific reviewer of the magazine History of European Ideas. He is a member of the scientific committee of Edizione il Foglio, Biblioteca di Scienze Politiche e Sociali. Currently he coordinates the WG of Sopcom Rethoric. His research work focuses on the areas of Political Philosophy, Political Communication and Jewish Studies. In recent times, he has been busy with the Political Economy and Political Theology cross-study. His most recent publications are the following: i) «From the Late Medieval Church as a Mystical Body to the Early Modern State as a Mystical Person: Ernst Kantorowicz and Carl Schmitt», in Medieval and Early Modern Political Theology: Theory and Practice, Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim-Zürich-New York, January, 2017; ii) «Corpo Político, Pessoa Política, Movimento Político», in Ditadura, Cássio Corrêa Benjamin, Rogério Antônio Picoli, Fábio de Barros Silva (orgs.), Max Limonad, São Paulo, 2016; iii) «Democracia e Governo. Rousseau, Schmitt, Foucault, Agamben e Zarka em Perspectiva», in Democracia, Roberto Bueno (org.), Max Limonad, São Paulo, 2016; iv) «Ernst H. Kantorowicz and Gabriel Naudé: from “Mysteries of State” to “Coups d’État”, in Rewriting the Middle Ages, III: Political Theory and Practice (Ed. Julia Pavón Benito), Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, Belgium, 2015, pp. 13-25; v) «Leo Strauss: Filosofia Política e Arte de Escrever», in Teorias Políticas Contemporâneas, José Gomes André, José Manuel Santos, Bruno Peixe Dias (orgs.), Editora Documenta, Lisbon, 2015, pp. 421-444; vi) «“Conjuras” e “Golpes de Estado”: de Nicolau Maquiavel a Gabriel Naudé», in Reflexões sobre Maquiavel. 500 Anos de O Príncipe, Helton Adverse (org.), Edições Loyola, São Paulo, 2015, pp. 35-85.


Eugenia Barichello

Eugenia Barichello
She is a permanent teacher of the Postgraduate Communication Program and of the undergraduate courses of Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising, Editorial Production and Journalism at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM-Brazil). She held a post-doctoral senior internship at the University College of London (UCL-UK), with grant from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel -CAPES (BEX 2384/14-0). She is a scholarship holder in Research Productivity of the National Research Council (PQ2 CNPq). She was coordinator of the postgraduate program in Communication at UFSM between 2007 to 2013. She is a PhD in Communication from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She is the leader of the Research Group on Institutional and Organizational Communication (CNPq). She was coordinator (2013-2014) and vice-coordinator (2011-2012) of the GT Compós Organizational Communication. She coordinated the project CAPES-MINCyt - agreement signed between UFSM, UFRGS, University of Buenos Aires and University of Quilmes, with financial support from the CAPES between 2013 and 2014. She published 58 articles in specialized journals and 133 works in annals of events. Eugenia Barichello was the author or organizer of 14 books and 35 chapters, supervised 26 works of scientific initiation and 122 PhD theses, dissertations, monographs and postdoctoral works. She participated in 207 stands of theses, dissertations or monographs. She is currently the substitute Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Communication from UFSM. She is the supervisor of a post-doctoral internship and 6 doctoral theses. Eugenia Barichello is now coordinating 2 research projects. She acts in the area of Institutional Communication. The most frequent terms in her scientific work are: media communication, corporate communication, media visibility and legitimacy, media coverage of social practices, digital communication. (More info)

Francisco Paiva

Francisco Tiago Antunes Paiva
(Covilhã 1973) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior, where he has directed the 1st cycle of studies in Multimedia Design. He has a PhD in Fine Arts, in the specialty of Design, from the University of the Basque Country; he has a degree in Architecture from the University of Coimbra and he graduated in Design from the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Bordeaux and he is an integrated researcher at LabCom.IFP, where he coordinates the Group of Arts and Humanities of this Research Unit and develops fundamental research on the space and time processes and intermediality in the arts. He is part of several scientific committees of events and publications related to these issues and, together with his academic activity, he has been quite active as an art designer.

Isabel Babo

Isabel Babo
She has aggregation in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho, PhD and D.E.A. in Sociology from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris and a degree in Philosophy from the University of Porto. She is the Rector of the Porto Lusófona University (ULP) and the Director of the Faculty of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies of ULP, where she teaches in the areas of Interpersonal Communication, Sociology of Communication and of the Public. She has recently published the book Viewers and Active Public (Nova Veja, 2015). (More info)

João Carlos Correia

João Carlos Correia
Holds Habilitation, PhD and Master degree by the University of Beira Interior, where he is an Associate Professor of Society and Communication and Culture Theories among other subjects. His main interests focus on communication and politics (the public sphere in the information society) and communication and culture (cultural public sphere and citizenship). João Carlos Correia was a Visitant Professor at University of Sophia and Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). He is co-editor of the journal "Communication Studies", scientific coordinator of the Research Unit Communication, Philosophy & Humanities (LabCom.IFP), member of the Board of the PhD degree FCT Studies Communication, Technology, Culture and Society and member of the Scientific Council of the Research Coordinator Institute of UBI. He is the author of six books, thirty-five book chapters most of them published in International publications, the editing and organization of seven books of texts anthologies, publication of 21 conference proceedings of international conferences, editing and direction of eighteen volumes of the journal Studies in Communication and the publication of 31 articles in national and international magazines. His works have been published in Portugal, Brazil, Spain, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. He is part of Scientific Committees and national and international events in the areas in which he teaches.
Among his most recent works the following can be mentioned: “Mass, publics and multitudes: digital activism and its paradoxes” in Eduardo Cintra Torres e Samuel Mateus (org.)"From Multitude to Crowds”, Peter Lang, 2015; “Social media and political participation: the Portuguese ‘Indignados’ case”, in Rita Figueiras and Paula do Espírito Santo (org.). “Beyond the Internet: Unplugging the Protest Movement Wave, London Routledge, 2015; "On the nature and relevance of the public-private Dichotomy in the Era of mobile communications", in Carvalheiro, José, “Public and Private in Mobile Communications”, Coimbra, Minerva, Maio de 2015. “Journalism and Framing: Supporting Ethnographic & Discursive Approach to News.” In The Journal of Transnational 'Worlds of Power': Proliferation of Journalism and Professional Standard”, 1, 2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; “Le rôle des réseaux socionumériques dans la configuration épistémologique des societé” (in Serge Proul, José Luís Garcia e Lona Heaton. “La contribution en ligne: pratiques participatives à l'ère du capitalisme informationnel”, Press Universitaires du Québeq, 2014). “Online Journalism and Civic Life” (in “The Handbook of Global Online Journalism”. London- Willey-Blackwell,2012); "The admirable world of news: theories and methods" (Labcom Books, 2011) "Communication and citizenship: the media and the fragmentation of public space in pluralistic societies" (Lisbon, Horizonte, 2004) and “Public Sphere Reconsidered: Theories and practices” (Labcom Books, 2011).


Josu Rekalde

Josu Rekalde
He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country and artistic creator in the field of video and new technologies. His work was exhibited in the following spaces: Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (1995), Gerona Museum (1997), Space of Arts of Tolouse (1998), Mappin Gallery of Sheffield (1998), Espace d´Art Contemporani de Castelló (2000), Centre La Panera de LLeida (2004), Göete Institute of Rome (2004), Espacio menos1 de Madrid (2006), Gallery Na Solyanke of Moscú (2011), Centre Puertas de Castilla “Miradas al Videoarte” (2012) and Centre La Alohondiga de Bilbao (2013). (More info)

Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça

Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça
He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Federal University of Minas Gerais, PhD in Social Communication from UFMG (2009) and graduated in Communication/Journalism from the same institution (2003). He was a researcher at João Pinheiro Foundation (2010) and a visiting researcher of the Political Science Program at the Australian National University (2007-2008). He also held a study internship at the University of Nottingham (2002-2003), where he attended courses in the areas of philosophy, sociology and political science. He is one of the coordinators of the Research Group on Digital Democracy. He has experience in the area of Communication and Politics, with an emphasis on Democratic Theory. His interests are centered in deliberation theory, recognition theory, critical theory, social movements and the internet. (More info)

Rui Matoso

Rui Matoso
Is a Professor at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technology (ULHT/ECAT) and at the Theatre and Cinema School. He is a member of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) and a member of ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association. He is a PhD candidate in Communication Sciences at ULHT/CICANT, where he investigates the post-media visuality in Harun Farocki’s work. He is co-editor with Jose Gomes Pinto of the book "Art and Photography in Media Environments" (ECREA/ULHT, 2016) and guest lecturer at the Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures 2016 (CIEBA/FBAUL).

Samuel Mateus

Samuel Mateus
He is a Professor of Communication Theory at the University of Madeira. He is a PhD in Communication Sciences from the New University of Lisbon and his research work arises in the areas of Anthropology, Philosophy and Sociology. His PhD thesis focuses on the relationship between Communication and Advertising. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Communication and Language. He is the author of the book Advertising and Consumption in Contemporary Societies and Tele-Realities, both published by Labcom.Books. (More info)

Abstracts


"Time and Memory. An extended perception from technologies"

Josu Rekalde

To represent means to present again; i.e. to create a sample/ a sign referring to the real world through an image or record. The time representation is, for us, a "reconstruction" of the memory that refers to the process used by some technological systems in which, similarly to as the human perceptual system does, it performs the "sampling" of a temporal fact, dividing it and recreating them again on new temporary sequences.
In this conference, we will try to change the presentation time itself through a technological interface, intermingled the present with the record of what happened immediately before.


"Computing of the (In)visible - Image, Ideology and Neocibernetics in the Post-Human"

Rui Matoso

Regarding the category of mental images and its so-called phenomenological invisibility, as soon as an extractive technology interprets the electrical impulses formed on the neural networks in the visual cortex, in pixels, and which provides us a synthetic representation of the images produced on the inside of the cranial camera obscura, we are facing a new level that allows us to view the last stronghold of the invisible. At the time of the numerical images based on the computational calculus, it is plausible to wonder if "image" is still a correct definition, or if on the contrary, the concept of "synthetic image" should already be interpreted as a neural category on the horizon of post-human and afterimage.


"Poetics of Simulation: From the Visible to the Plausible"

Francisco Paiva

Artistic dynamics centered on mediation are characterized by a permanent and prolific tension between what we actually see and what we understand or intuit as the ultimate reason for the experience of artistic works and phenomena. The apologia of the simulation, in its various manifestations, rescues the simulacra and the replicas from the moral stigmas related to the experience of substitution to recognize a fundamental, operative and poetic value in the processes of representation. In this sense, this communication proposes a critical revision of the tradition and some of its paradigms to, based on this framework, discuss the performance of some devices in the construction of meaning.


"Public space, media and visibility. A reflection on new forms of activism"

Isabel Babo

The fact that the new protest movements use the electronic links or online social networks, but also the traditional media and the public square, as places of mobilization, visibility and advertisement, gives rise to a reflection on the changes suffered in terms of activism modes, advertising and visibility regimes and at the level of public space as a place of collective action.


"Visibility, Transparency and Representation"

António Bento

One of the consequences of technological modernity has certainly been the establishment of “transparency” as a condition and frame of social relations: against darkness, against prejudice, against the lie, against invisibility, against the secret ... "march on, march on." In modern society, the truth requires total absence of obstacles between one individual and another, whether the relationship between both is one of equality or of subordination. In this way, the society has become synonymous with total visibility: each one wants to be visible to oneself and wants the others visible in the public sphere, a fortiori the ones who handle with public affairs. But, where does this order for a full visibility of the subjects in the new media public sphere come from? How was it formed and how was this visibility requirement that exists in contemporary society constituted historically? What happened meanwhile so that this social compulsion to become visible became, slowly but inexorably, the large and complex contemporary political device? And what forces interfere with the very concept of «visibility», to the extent that it has become a social and moral value nearly unquestioned? In what ways do these visibility technologies - that support both the contemporary imperative of «transparency» and the «conduct conducting» that defines contemporary governmentality - affect and transform our traditional concept of political «representation»? This conference will seek to answer these and other related issues.


"Visibility and legitimacy in the current media ecology"

Eugenia Maria Barricello

The notions of visibility and legitimacy of individual and collective actors (communities, organizations) have aroused my interest for more than a decade. These notions have current use in other fields of knowledge, such as sociology, philosophy and anthropology, and I consider them pertinent to study fundamental aspects of contemporary communicative practices and ambiences. My research has as a presupposition the fact that information and communication technologies and their social uses have altered the possibilities of seeing and being seen, of interacting at a distance, of representing and identifying the real. These phenomena have repercussions on the processes of institutionalization and the attainment of legitimacy of social practices, including those of the media field itself. Currently, I believe that the relationships between individuals, institutions and organizations, both in the macro context and in practices at a more localized level, can find important theoretical support in the thinkers of the theory known as Media Ecology.


"Visibility Regimes: a key concept on Media Studies"

Samuel Mateus

The concept of visibility as become a problematic one as hypervisibility gave rise to new forms of opacity that are formed not through secrecy but by its opposite, pan-visibility.
In this communication, we suggest three lines theoretical research in the topic of visibility: a sociological (symbolic) axis; a collective (publicness) axis; and a technological (media) axis.
Each one of these axes leads to three distinct questionings: visibility as a field whose symbolic determination results in the constitution of different regimes of visibility; visibility as a pivot-concept of publicness since it is this public quality that transforms proto-visibility into a full accomplished visibility; and, third, the transmutations and dangers stemmed from media’s production of visibility.
These articulations (the symbolic dimension of visibility, its publicness aspect and its mediatization) constitutes a set of reasons to consider the visibility a central concept of Communication Sciences.


"Invisible recognition? The struggles of people affected by leprosy"

Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça

This paper seeks to discuss the struggles for recognition of people afflicted by Hansen's disease in Brazil from the analysis of three communication areas: (1) informal talks between residents of former hospital-colonies; (2) the speech of a social movement in an own publication; and (3) the narratives of mainstream media around the illness. The idea was to investigate whether the movement in question performs a work of discursive representation, translating wishes and everyday problems in more generic and publicly defensible arguments. The case study reveals, however, that the way in which the struggle for recognition is structured has not produced more visibility and public discussion about people afflicted by Hansen's disease. In this sense, the ambivalence of some recent achievements is debated, since the struggle for recognition was unable to generate visibility about the problems that it intends to face.
The approach with the Government for the necessary achievement of some victories may have fed the invisibility of the matter, hampering other changes also required.


"Public space metamorphoses: new visibility devices in the political decision-making processes"

João Carlos Correia

The concept of public space has always recognised the contributions of Political Science and Sociology in the analysis of the conditions for the exercise of public dialogue. Recently, the transformations in the so-called "Information Society" have triggered changes in the processes of constitution of public opinion, at the level of framing, thematization, agenda-setting and other categories that interfere with the visibility of the issues under discussion during the processes of political decision-making.


"Social construction of visibility"

Adriano Duarte Rodrigues

In the eighties of last century, I developed a proposal in the framework of a theory of the social fields. I understood then that the media tended to be like a particular field in the context of modern experience, whose function was to ensure the visibility of the other social fields and, thus, of the struggle for mobilization by each of the other fields around their own objectives of the society as a whole. With this communication, it is my intention to revisit this proposal, restructuring it from the pragmatic turn of my vision of communication as well as the deepening of the anthropological framework on which today I place my conception of the media.
In this text, I stick to the broad view of modern experience and anthropological vision of the media, but I now intend to show, based on a few concrete examples, that visibility is not an exclusive or dominant function in the field of the media, but the reflection or result of the interactive processes in which human beings engage in the context of the environments created by media devices.

Contacts

Universidade da Beira Interior
Faculdade de Artes e Letras
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Phone: +351 275 319 700
Ext.: 3342
Email: joao.correia@labcom.ubi.pt

GPS Coordinates
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Committees

Scientific Committee:

Professor
André Barata
Professor
António Ferreira Bento
Professor
Francisco Tiago Paiva
Professor
Gil Ferreira
Professor
Gisela Gonçalves
Professor
João Carlos Correia
Professor
Joaquim Paulo Serra
Professor
Manuela Penafria
Professor
Paulo Osório
Professor
Urbano Sidoncha
Professor
Vasco Diogo