Stakeholder discourses about critical literacies and audience participation

Maria José Brites, Niklas Alexander Chimirri, Inês Amaral, Gilda Seddighi, Marisa Torres da Silva, Maria Francesca Murru

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The next section of this book looks into the horizons that lie ahead for audiences, a short while from today, towards 2030. In chapters 11 through to 14, colleagues will look at key societal drivers of future change, such as the increasing ubiquity of connected gadgets attendant to the Internet of Things, and critical concerns around datafication and the arrival of Big Data. In this chapter, we conclude presenting work on the here and the now, hereby presenting outcomes from the stakeholder consultation part of our foresight work. We distil and discuss themes that emerged from stakeholder interviews around micro and macro forms of action, the inherent technological implications, ensuing academic social responsibilities, and the relevance of investing in critical thinking as part of critical literacies, more broadly, as a fundamental component for positive action. These findings, around the importance of critical literacies, irrespective of technological conditions, resonate into the very futures that The Future of Audiences considers in the chapters that follow.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe future of audiences : A foresight analysis of interfaces and engagement
EditorsRanjana Das, Brita Ytre-Arne
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-75637-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-75638-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAudiences 2030 - Catholic University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 28 Sept 201729 Sept 2017


ConferenceAudiences 2030
LocationCatholic University of Lisbon
OtherThe conference – attended by close to 140 participants from 23 countries – was sponsored by CEDAR which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, in association with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, the Audience and Reception Studies section of ECREA and YECREA.<br/><br/>The conference was organised by CEDAR’s Director Ranjana Das and co-director Brita Ytre-Arne, along with an excellent local organising committee at Portugal – Ana Jorge, and Sonia Pereira with Ines Amaral, and CEDAR colleagues David Mathieu and Ines Amaral doing excellent work on the programme.
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