Il 25 e 26 ottobre 2007 a Pordenone, in via Prasecco 3/A, si svolgerà il workshop internazionale "Emotions and ICTs".
The theme of the relationship between emotions and ICTs is attracting the increasing attention ofthe scientific community. Several scholars are contributing to this issue with very innovative work. ICT world consists of devices, signs and communication/information practices. Devices are material objects, technological artefacts but also intellective machines; signs (writing, images, sounds, voices, music) are material entities with a strong symbolic, expressive and so rational and emotional fruition, and communication practices use several systems of co-deployed semiotic codes aimed at sending and receiving messages encoded and decoded by reason and emotion at the same time.
Studies up to now have investigated three types of emotions in relationship with ICT: 1) the emotions provoked in its users by the device itself, 2) the emotions that technology mediates through the contents it conveys and 3) the emotional investment that users put into the device as a result of the first two types of emotions.
Several methodologies have been applied in the research projects which are available: semantic differential, semi-structured interviews, free associations, questionnaires and so on. And we can count on interesting results. But which might be the most appropriate methods of construction, collection and analysis of data on his theme? What might be the main research questions on the table?
This workshop is organized around a theme which corresponds also to the object of a study that Jane Vincent will develop during a Short Scientific Mission at the University of Udine inside the framework of COST 298 “Participation in the Broadband Society”. This international seminar represents also a very important moment of dialogue and discussion among a number of participants from doctoral programmes in Europe, including lecturers and PhD students. Last but not least it will also be part of the main activities organised to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Udine University.
Thursday 25 October 2007