Digital identities and profiles

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Crédit photo : Man Ray

The development of the participatory web, or web 2.0, has, in the last few years, brought about a multiplication of what we call user profiles. Indeed, every platform asks the user to create a “profile,” from social networks to online retail platforms such as meetup sites and online games. The writer, as well as the researcher, create their own authorial face while simultaneously developing original self-narratives. We would then say that, henceforth, authors “editorialize” themselves. They use digital tools and their associated features in order to produce as an author. Given that it is constructed online, the authorial identity is therefore dynamic (never definitively complete), heterodetermined (namely by the readers) and preformative. Furthermore, these distortions of the forms and functions of the user profile may be considered literary practices that, through their playful creativity, subvert common usage of the online profile and its social implications.

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VocUM Conference

November 17-18, 2022
Yann Audin is co-president of the VocUM International Conference's 2022 Edition, organized by students of the Université de Montréal, all from different fields of study relating to language.

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Invitation by the Building 21 Project of McGill University

November 7, 2022
The Building 21 Project of McGill University invites Marcello Vitali-Rosati, on November 7 at 1:30 p.m. (EST), to discuss artificial intelligence in the humanities. In person at Building 21, and online (link to come on the project's website).

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Guest Seminar by Pierre Lévy on the IEML (Information Economy MetaLanguage) Project

October 24-26, 2022
The Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities and the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN) invite Pierre Lévy to conduct a seminar, from October 24 to 26, 2022, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST), at the University of Montreal, accessible online here, on the interdisciplinary project IEML, that he has been developing and directing for the past twenty years.

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Fall 2022 Seminar of the Arcanes Research Group

October 7, 2022
Marcello Vitali-Rosati and Nicolas Sauret are lecturing, on October 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST) on Zoom, as part of the fall 2022 seminar of the Arcanes Research Group, during the "Désinformation dans les écosystèmes socionumériques" (Disinformation in Sociodigital Ecosystems) segment. Registration at contact@arcanes.ca

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"Éditions critiques numériques et multilinguisme" (Critical Digital Editions and Multilingualism) Workshop

September 27, 2022
Mathilde Verstraete and Marcello Vitali-Rosati give a talk, on September 27, 2022, as part of the workshop "Éditions critiques numériques et multilinguisme" (Critical Digital Editions and Multilingualism) held by the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques, on the algorithmic exploration of the Greek Anthology project.

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Corpus Season 2

September 5, 2022
Corpus, the livestream show hosted by Emmanuelle Lescouet on the Chair's Twitch channel, is back for a second season on September 5, 2022, live every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)!

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Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Annual Conference

July 25-29, 2022
The annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations will take place from July 25 to 29, 2022 both online and in person. The Chair's team will be giving and hosting multiple talks and workshops. To obtain participation or registration links, visit the conference's Website.

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Interactions multimodales par écran (IMPEC) Conference 2022

July 7, 2022
On July 7, 2022 at 3:30 a.m. (EST), or 9:30 a.m. (CET), Marcello Vitali-Rosati gives a lecture titled "Espaces publics et jardins partagés : les collectifs à l'ère des GAFAM" (Public Spaces and Shared Gardens: Collectives in the GAFAM Era) as part of the 2022 conference Interactions multimodales par écran (IMPEC) of the Lyon research unit ICAR. Registration and attendance information on the conference's website! Lecture will be recorded and available later.

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Corpus Liveshow 12-Hour Streaming: Boosting of the Repository of Digital Writings

June 24, 2022
On June 24, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST), Emmanuelle Lescouet will host a special live episode of Corpus, during which everyone is invited to submit digital texts and literary works to boost the content on the Repository of Digital Writings.

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