Mediated communication and mediated communities in the information age

  • Gábor Szécsi Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences University of Pécs, Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources
Keywords: Community Information, Online Civic Participation, Social Cohesion

Abstract

This article argues that the electronically mediated communication contributes to the construction of new, mediated forms of communities which are based on the synthesis of virtual and physical communities. The appearance of these new forms of communities leads to a new conceptualization of the relation between self and community. The aim of this article, on the one hand, is to show that with the mediatization of communities, our concept of community becomes more comples. On the other hand, in this essay we consider the assumption that the medium of the mediatization and new conceptualization of community is a specific, pictorial language of electronically mediated communication.

Author Biography

Gábor Szécsi, Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences University of Pécs, Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources

senior research fellow, Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

professor, head of department, University of Pécs, Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources, Department of Cultural Mediation

Published
2016-04-19
How to Cite
Szécsi, G. (2016). Mediated communication and mediated communities in the information age. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(1). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1021
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