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    Cultural values as policy directives: techniques, technologies and symbolic work

    Wesner, Simone (2022) Cultural values as policy directives: techniques, technologies and symbolic work. International Journal of Cultural Policy 28 (7), pp. 858-874. ISSN 1028-6632.

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    Cultural policies aim to respond to the widespread use of digital technologies in cultural practices by facilitating their application and addressing associated challenges. In arguing that policy positions emerge through the interface of digital technologies and culture and that they need to be negotiated in practice, this paper discusses how digital technologies are perceived and negotiated in traditional cultures of making. The immersive nature of cultural values is made explicit through symbolic work that embeds the digital as documentation of the life cycle of hand-woven materials. Applying the framework of cultural techniques, digital technologies are perceived as products of culture. They signify the interwoven complexities of values between people, cultural practice and materials recognising cultures of making as policy directives.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cultural values, cultural techniques, cultures of making, craft policy, digital technology
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology
    Depositing User: Simone Wesner
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2022 11:35
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:53


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