our words make worlds

Digital Mediations

Title: Digital Mediations (10:00-12:00, Wednesday 13 June 2018)
Session type: Panel
Chair: Paul Spence, King’s College London
Participants: Paul Spence, King’s College London; Renata Brandao, King;s College London; Erika Fulop, Lancaster University; Heather Inwood, Cambridge University; Yousef Omar, Sharek/London Centre for Arabic Training; Juan-Luis Suarez, CulturePlex/University of Western Ontario; Elina Vilar, Queen Mary University of London

The Language Acts and Worldmaking project explores the future of modern languages through the concept of worldmaking. This session explored how this worldmaking is mediated by digital culture and technology. In the first part of the session, we presented the work of one of the research strands on that project (Digital Mediations) and asked how this process of worldmaking is mediated by new ecologies of memory and knowledge production. 
In the second part, a panel of experts explored what role critical digital literacies have to play as new topographies of digitally mediated Modern Languages research emerge.