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Vers un humanisme numérique : du témoin vivant au Grand Témoin numérique

Abstract : Digital technologies allow the preservation of heritage traces from witnesses of the past. Safeguarding an intangible heritage responds to various concerns, including that of allowing a mediation with the public. How can we ensure that such digital traces, staged with the help of instrumented or hybrid mediation devices, preserve the authenticity and strength of the initial testimony? Which mediations can allow the public to connect with content proposed to them? Is technological innovation always a guarantee of quality visitor experience? What is the place and function of emotions in their federating-links to witnesses of the past? The central question of the thesis can thus be formulated as follows: When considering an endangered intangible heritage, what solutions can enhance visitor experience? To answer these questions, an enactionist constructivist epistemology is mobilised along with survey methods, such as stimulated recall interviews (REMIND), are implemented. This theoretical and methodological framework provides access to visitor experience in its cognitive, corporal and emotional dimensions. Developed primarily in the context of the memory of mining, the main results of this thesis identify the possibility of an experiential grammar of mediation devices. They underline the importance of the human facilitator in hybrid mediations. Finally, they open research perspectives regarding the technological conditions and the legal status of the digital witness, i.e. conditions that transform a living witness into a Grand Digital Witness.
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Virginie Blondeau. Vers un humanisme numérique : du témoin vivant au Grand Témoin numérique. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020UPHF0027⟩. ⟨tel-03082329⟩



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