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Christina Riley

cultural identity itself? I hope to gain insight regarding the intersecting factors that construct such a commanding, affective digital image, not only to increase visual and media literacy but to enhance praxis-oriented discussions for social movement workers and theorists alike. Affective Resonance and

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Theodoros Thomas

This chapter aims to describe the implementation of an introductory cyberculture course in the French language and literature faculty curriculum (University of Athens, 2008). The main objective of this course was the education of today’s digital natives and future Netizens and the development of new media skills which should be seen as social skills and also include the traditional literacy. The syllabus contained an introduction to cyberspace, virtualisation and virtual communities (through MySpace), digital video and sound, digital effects, an insight into collective intelligence (through wikis), politics on the Net (by the examination of the phenomenon of hackers) and mainly the examination of digital storytelling through machinima. Machinima, a portmanteau of machine cinema or sometimes animation, is defined as ‘animated filmmaking within a real-time virtual 3-D environment’. It is a new medium where filmmaking, animation, and videogames converge. Students created collaboratively characters and stories, wrote scenarios using a wiki and then produced machinima films. This chapter will present concrete course projects. Based on current research on new media literacies, we propose that the creation of machinima films by students-prosumers is a form of participatory culture and an excellent way to develop new media skills.

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Peter Bray and and Marta Rzepecka

media, health, interpersonal, and mass communication, and media literacy, political, and small group communication. 12 As to the origins of peace and conflict research within communication scholarship, they can be traced back to the mid-1950s when peace and conflict studies developed into an academic

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Ernst van Alphen and Tomáš Jirsa

and media literacy but can also be used as a starting-point for praxis-oriented discussions between social movement workers and theorists alike. The closing essay by Eliza Steinbock draws on a comment from an interview with the filmmaker and photographer Jackie Baier, who “follows the protagonist

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Agata Zarzycka

and Writing Awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall, where his Poe video clip had its premiere in 2012 ( mc Lars “Flow”), and a cooperation with the media scholar Henry Jenkins on a project in which new media literacies were applied in teaching American literature to teenagers (Kelly et al. 29–30). Still

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Emilia Ohar

-related aspects of socio-cultural and media literacy (e.g. Livingstone and Haddon), to advantages offered by new media as a tool for literacy education (e.g. Manresa and Real), to distinct attributes of digital picture books (e.g. Al-Yaqout and Nikolajeva; Yokota), and to significant opportunities offered by new

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Irena Barbara Kalla, Patrycja Poniatowska and Dorota Michułka

enmeshed in shifting interplays of social, political, economic and personal factors and affordances (group identifications, individual self-concepts, media literacy, ideological loyalties, access issues, etc.) that what might seem obvious binaries defy any simple dichotomisation and tend to group and re

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Sean Franzel

begin with individual persons, but as soon as he begins to record and publish these observations in conjunction with other similar observations, media literacy and the knowledge of human nature go hand-in-hand: being a Menschenbeobachter [‘observer of humans’] entails being a Medienbeobachter