Interpretation, Narrative and Identity

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Two days Ph.D. Course Whether it is in relation to an activity, an event, or an item of knowledge regarding a particular subject matter, interpretation refers to our capacity to understand and reflect about something. As more and more of our every day life and activities shift to the virtual dimension, there is a need for critical dialogue and reflection about our material and cultural environments in order to understand how the ‘digital turn’ is altering our sense-making capabilities. In this two-day seminar organized by the Department of Media (Media Lab) at Aalto University we present a range of methods and tools that can be used to analyze narratives resulting from the research process, including first-person accounts. We also explore how narrative analysis can be used to support activities such as the reading and authoring of new narratives as well as the uncovering of meaning not explicit in the text. Additionally we present the notion of semiosphere as a framework to envision how the cultural heritage narratives resulting from such interpretative processes intermingle in particular digital ecosystems in order to reveal important aspects about collective identities and cultural dynamics.
Period26 May 201627 May 2016
Event titleInterpretation, Narrative and Identity: Towards a framework for interpretation and reflection on cultural heritage in the digital age
Event typeCourse
LocationHelsinki, FinlandShow on map