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PROFIL (Sharing, Reconstituting, and Organizing Fictional Online Identities)

PROFIL (Sharing, Reconstituting, and Organizing Fictional Online Identities)

The project calls for the design of a system of constructing profiles from individual traces extracted from resources held in digitized or “natively” digital heritage collections. By applying techniques of fictional and non-fictional narration, profiles will be constructed with extracted data, documentary enrichments, and fictional extensions, according to modalities borrowed both from crowdsourcing and data-mining.

Such a project has a three-fold purpose: 

  • Revisiting the concept of the profile as digital identity industries have modeled it. Entirely anonymous, the profile will be envisioned not as an individual’s registered fingerprint, but as a transmedia ecosystem resulting from collective editorialization.
  • Fostering social appropriation of the past by exploring the possibilities of re-documenting archival collections with an approach involving humanist scholars, archivists, librarians, authors, and amateurs.
  • Experimenting with new models of collecting and constituting a corpus of information adapted to the granularity and mobility of the digital environment.

Responsables du projet

Louise MERZEAU , Deputy director of the laboratory Dispositifs d’Information et de Communication à l’Ère Numérique – Paris, Ile-de-France (Dicen-IDF, EA7339) , Université Paris Nanterre

Nicolas SAURET , Université Paris Nanterre

Autres partenaires associés

National Audiovisual Institute (INA), legal depository for the web

Institute of Research and Innovation (IRI)

Dispositifs d’Information et de Communication à l’Ere Numérique – Paris, Ile-de-France (Dicen-IDF, EA7339) Dispositifs d’Information et de Communication à l’Ere Numérique – Paris, Ile-de-France (Dicen-IDF, EA7339) Dispositifs d’Information et de Communication à l’Ere Numérique – Paris, Ile-de-France (Dicen-IDF, EA7339) Dispositifs d’Information et de Communication à l’Ere Numérique – Paris, Ile-de-France (Dicen-IDF, EA7339)

Durée du projet

1 year

Documents

Document

Programme of the seminar of May 20, 2015
profil-programme-atelier.pdf ( pdf - 1.03 Mo )