Videosharing expert as Guest Researcher at IMK

Dr. Elodie Crespel will be visiting IMK as a guest researcher from November 16 to November 20.

Portrait of Elodie Crespel

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elodie Crespel will be joining us next week as a guest researcher at IMK. Elodie's PhD (Communication, University of Montreal), undertakes a distinctive examination into everyday video-sharing practices as a sense-making activity.

Starting Monday, November 16, Elodie will have a guest researcher office in the Department, and will be very happy to meet and talk with any of you, both staff and students, who have an interest in these directions of research. 

Digital communication in everyday life

With focus on mobile devices, Elodie’s dissertation explores the understanding of digital communication and its embodiment in everyday life, and how individuals develop their media literacy in order to appropriate and engage in media content (please see a fuller excerpt from the dissertation abstract, below).

Innovative methods 

In addition to her findings, those of you studying such behaviors will find her methodological approach both novel and inspiring. In order to offer new perspectives for the analysis of uses of the social web, the dissertation engages in an interdisciplinary dialogue between communication (particularly Internet Studies) and science and technology studies (STS). It also makes an original contribution by integrating theoretical approaches to daily practices with grounded theory.

Elodie further has her BA (University of Southern California/Los Angeles) and MA (Paris 8) with concentrations on cinema and critical studies.


Excerpt from dissertation abstract: This study specifically addresses the question of [YouTube] online content sharing, as a practice that enables reflection on users' relationships with technologies. Drawing inspiration from the work of Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau, this dissertation mobilizes the notion of daily life (the quotidien), a concept that highlights the processes through which people make sense of their lives. In order to best apprehend daily experience that is mobile, fluid and multiple, I draw on spatial metaphors from science and technology studies. With their sensitivity to both social and material characteristics, fluid object and fire space concepts are well-suited for studying video-sharing practices that are highly mutable and adaptable.

By Cathrine T. Pettersen
Published Nov. 10, 2015 9:27 PM - Last modified Nov. 18, 2015 10:55 AM