The relationship with space in the digital era: a reinvention of the identity and the environment

Managing communication
This paper is published in the Proceeding Book “Managing communication in a disruptive era” (p. 73-86), by Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia in Jakarta on April 2017.

It discusses the socio-cultural aspects of uses of geolocation (the case of Facebook Places application), and inspects the “editorial content” of urban space through location-marking services.

Geolocation associates territories and networks, the material and the immaterial, analog and digital. Hybridization of space also requires consideration of the body, of the disembodied identity and of the inter-spatiality. But does the use of these location-based applications consist only of curiosity to know where the other is, or does it make part of the construction of identity in the digital environment? Does publicly disclosing our movements count as an act of showing off, of linking relationships, or is it simply a form of expressing the link between the spatial dimensions of the action?

By exploring and listing all existing places, the “urban explorers” discover, unmask and reveal relationships and places, sometimes hidden to the eyes of all. They move entire parts of a city from Nature to Culture.



Ma première rencontre avec le RIPPH

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Cette “re-documentarisation” numérique témoigne de ma première rencontre avec l’équipe de recherche du Réseau international sur le processus de production du handicap (RIPPH) à Québec. Elle s’est arrivée durant le colloque “Ville inclusive : innovations et partenariats”, organisé par le RIPPH et le Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS) à l’Université Laval à Québec en novembre 2016.

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Ma première rencontre avec le RIPPH-Storify-November 2016


Digital culture and social participation of persons with disabilities


How can digital culture insure the social participation of population with disabilities?

Referring to the Human Development Model- Disability Creation Process (Fougeyrollas, 2010), we believe that disability occurs in the interaction between personal and environmental factors. This process affects one’s life habits (INDCP) and subsequently their social participation.

In the digital environment, users develop new social and cultural uses. One new life habit shared by many digital users is the editorialization. According to Bruno Bachimont (2007), the concept of editorialization designates an editorial activity from the indexed fragments of a document. The aim is no longer to find a document but rather to produce new ones using new resources.

Searching for online content and combining fragments of documents to generate substance, is a new way of writing/living in the digital. We believe that a person with disability can achieve an ample part of their network social participation by developing their online presence (Merzeau, 2010) and managing new forms of digital writing.

This general lecture was held in Al-Azhar University Indonesia in Jakarta on November 29th of 2016. To check the presentation:

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Clubhouse connecté pour la population ayant des incapacités psychiques : pratiques numériques collaboratives, emplois de transition & communs de la connaissance


   Le modèle du clubhouse connecté que nous proposons dans cette présentation consiste à mettre en place une éducation au numérique, une première condition pour la “participation sociale en réseau” (Saba Ayon, 2016). Conçu pour une population ayant des incapacités psychiques, le clubhouse la connecte à l’environnement numérique qui modifie instantanément l’espace urbain et les pratiques de vivre dans la ville. L’objectif est de développer une présence numérique (Merzeau, 2010) qui favorise une bonne communication et une activité collaborative et participative. Face à une traçabilité numérique exploitée par les grandes firmes pour profiler les usagers, le numérique, dans une approche culturelle (Doueihi, 2013), devrait être investi dans des projets collectifs et mémoriaux pour faire des communs de connaissance (Mulot, 2016) utiles et efficaces à la personne et à sa communauté.

Ce travail a été présenté dans le cadre du Colloque International “Pour une ville inclusive : Innovations et partenariats”, organisé par le RIPPH et le CIRRIS à l’Université Laval à Québec les 08 et 09 novembre 2016.

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Une vidéo de la présentation sera mise en ligne bientôt.

Network social participation for population with psychiatric disabilities:Transliteracy, archives and memorial activities


How can the environment affects the social participation of persons with psychiatric disability? Based on the understanding of the disability in an anthropological and systematic approach as an interactive process (Fougeyrollas, 2010), our research perspective tries to introduce the digital culture (Doueihi, 2013) in the activities of the person in order to overcome the situation of disability. The procedure consists on developing new literacies and building an inclusive/adaptative environment.

This presentation took place in the Faculty of Psychology in Catholic University of Indonesia – Atma Jaya in Jakarta on October 26th of 2016.

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From social interaction to digital trace


The passing from the technical computing to the cultural uses in the digital, or the passage from “computing” to “digital” (Doueihi, 2011), rewrotes the social interaction. The latter, being a process of interpretation and definition, lost the symbolic aspect (Mead, 1934) by which people establish the meaning of actions and gestures of others, and indicate in return how they would react. We are therefore faced with a paradigm shift from the interaction to traceability in an environment where we can’t not leave traces (Merzeau, 2009).

This general lecture was held in the School of Communication in Catholic University of Indonesia – Atma Jaya in Jakarta on October 24th of 2016.

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Digital trace, Big Data and privacy: Advantages and limits?


What is digital and how does it change our life and affects our privacy?

As an environment, the digital gathers traces produced by users’ activities. Most of them are created unintentionally,  and share lots of personal information. Once they are combined and calculated, these traces can give a meaning to the behavior, the interests and the personal habits of digital users.

Based on several researches of the French school on Trace, we approach the problematic of privacy in the digital era, and call for a digital education to safeguard personal data and develop protection solutions. Appropriating traces in memorial projects is performed by passing from the traceability of persons to the traceability of content (Merzeau, 2013).

This presentation took place in the Islamic University of Bandoung (UNISBA) in Bandoung – Indonesia on October 22th of 2016.

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