About

The UQAM Research Chair on the Uses of Digital Technologies and Communication Changes explores the transformations in communication linked to the rise of digital technologies in contemporary society.

Formed in 2015 as part of the UQAM Strategic Chairs program, the Chair supports the research and advancement of knowledge relating to digital media and communication technologies. Its research program centres on the study of digital media and technology use and practices.

The potential benefits or drawbacks of digital technologies on culture, politics and the economy are often debated in the media. As a social phenomenon, this is generating considerable interest both in the humanities and the social sciences. The Chair’s research program aims to further understanding of digital technologies’ social uses, as well as cultural and political dimensions of technological design and development processes.

The Chair’s mission is to explore how digital technologies participate in the construction of contemporary society.

This content has been updated on 30 January 2020 at 0 h 02 min.