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Cultural Intermediaries Reconsidered: From Mass Media to On-line Media (문화매개자 개념의 비판적 재검토: 매스 미디어에서 온라인 미디어까지)

  • Lee, Sang-Gil
    • Korean journal of communication and information
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    • v.52
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    • pp.154-176
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    • 2010
  • Rooted in the work of Pierre Bourdieu, the cultural intermediaries have recently developed as a focus of attention for the Anglo-saxon sociology of culture and cultural studies. This paper tries to critically examine the debate around the definition and role of cultural intermediaries. It also explores the applicability of the notion ‘cultural intermediaries’ to a changing digital mediascape. In the first part of the paper, I clarify the critical problematics inherent in the Bourdieusian conception which focuses on the function of cultural intermediaries for the ‘production of the belief’ in cultural goods. Consequently, I draw attention to the mediation and transformation process of ‘legitimate culture’ by critics in mass media as ‘new cultural intermediaries’. In the second part, I attempt to constitute a typology of cultural intermediaries, proposing the notion of ‘on-line cultural mediation’ and ‘on-line cultural intermediaries’. I also outline the characteristics of three different types (‘traditional’, ‘new' and 'on-line') of cultural intermediaries. I argue this new conception of cultural intermediaries can help to understand the complex power relations and their transmutation in various cultural fields under digital environment.

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Fandom and New Cultural Intermediary in New Media Era: Focusing on the Case of BTS (뉴미디어 시대의 팬덤과 문화매개자: 방탄소년단(BTS) 사례를 중심으로)

  • Kim, Eunjung
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.378-391
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    • 2020
  • This paper tries to critically examine how development of digital technology affects on the processes of production, consumption and intermediation of popular culture. We focus on the case of BTS to find changes after new media environment. In production part, artist produces diverse contents through multiple platforms to be a 'total package', and in consumption part, fans vote and promote online to support their artist, and their roles have expanded to the cultural intermediary at some part, so on the part of intermediation, inequalities from the power relations have changed in a part.

Personal Media as Cultural Intermediaries, YouTube Channel (디지털 문화매개자로서 1인 미디어, 유튜브 채널 <영국남자>)

  • Kim, Junghyun;Kim, Bo-Young
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.6
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    • pp.50-62
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    • 2018
  • This study is to ascertain the meaning of personal media as cultural intermediaries in the cultural diffusion, acceptance, and intermediation for the production and consumption of cultural contents. We examined the case of personal media, , which is one of popular YouTube channel in Korea and analyzed fifty most viewed videos in last two years based on four perspectives of digital cultural intermediaries: forms, expression methods, linguistic features, and evaluations. As expected, results demonstrate that shows characteristics of digital intermediary: diverse subjects without fixed rules, a variety of multimedia effects, colloquial style including neologism and multilingual, and users' high preferences caused by creator's sincerity. Our findings and limitations can serve directions of further empirical researches.

An Art-Robot Expressing Emotion with Color Light and Behavior by Human-Object Interaction

  • Kwon, Yanghee;Kim, Sangwook
    • Journal of Multimedia Information System
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.83-88
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    • 2017
  • The era of the fourth industrial revolution, which will bring about a great wave of change in the 21st century, is the age of super-connection that links humans to humans, objects to objects, and humans to objects. In the smart city and the smart space which are evolving further, emotional engineering is a field of interdisciplinary researches that still attract attention with the development of technology. This paper proposes an emotional object prototype as a possibility of emotional interaction in the relation between human and object. By suggesting emotional objects that produce color changes and movements through the emotional interactions between humans and objects against the current social issue-loneliness of modern people, we have approached the influence of our lives in the relation with objects. It is expected that emotional objects that are approached from the fundamental view will be able to be in our lives as a viable cultural intermediary in our future living space.