rss_2.0Arts FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Arts Feed Inclusion Through Participation?<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>DUE TO THEIR HIGH USER NUMBER, SOCIAL NETWORK SITES CAN BE REGARDED AS A PUBLIC SPHERE AND SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL DEMOCRATIC CITIZENS. NEVERTHELESS, THERE ARE SOME UNDERREPRESENTED SOCIAL GROUPS SUCH AS PEOPLE WITH MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. THIS QUALITATIVE STUDY INVESTIGATES HOW YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES IN GERMANY ACCESS, INTERACT AND PARTICIPATE ON SOCIAL NETWORK SITES. THEREFORE, WE CONDUCTED 8 QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (AND THEIR CAREGIVERS, N=7) AND ANALYZED THE TRANSCRIBED INTERVIEWS WITH AN INDUCTIVE QUALITATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE. OUR PARTICIPANTS DESCRIBED VARIOUS WAYS OF ACCESSING, INTERACTING AND PARTICIPATING ONLINE (E.G., SHARING THEIR OWN CONTENT). FURTHERMORE, OUR PARTICIPANTS GATHERED BOTH POSITIVE (E.G., GAINING NEW FRIENDS) AND NEGATIVE (E.G., HATE SPEECH) EXPERIENCES THERE. MOREOVER, OUR RESULTS GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT ASPECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORK SITES THAT SHOULD BE ALTERED SO THAT A POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE BASED ON THE INCLUSION PRINCIPLE CAN TAKE PLACE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00From Stakeholders to Joint Knowledge Production Partners<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>ACADEMIC RESEARCH INVOLVING SOCIETAL PARTNERS OFTEN APPROACHES THE LATTER AS LESS KNOWLEDGEABLE, NOT POSSESSING THE SKILLS AND AUTHORITY THAT THE ACADEMIC FIELD HAS IN PRODUCING LEGITIMATE KNOWLEDGE. STILL, SEVERAL (ACADEMIC) TRADITIONS HAVE ENGAGED IN PRACTICES THAT DESTABILISE THE NOTION OF THE ACADEMIA AS THE EXCLUSIVE FIELD OF KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION, ALBEIT NOT WITHOUT INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE. BUILDING ON THIS TRADITION, THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES THE NEED TO INVOLVE SOCIETAL PARTNERS IN THE START-UP PHASES OF PROJECTS THAT AIM FOR PARTICIPATORY KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION. USING (AUTHO)ETHNOGRAPHY THIS ARTICLE REFLECTS ON THE START-UP PHASE OF A RESEARCH PROJECT ON ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION, WHICH INVOLVES A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIETAL ACTORS. IT CRITICALLY EVALUATES THE PARTICIPATORY INTENSITIES OF THE START-UP PHASE PROCESS WHICH INVOLVED A SERIES OF COLLABORATIVE DECISIONS ON HOW TO STRUCTURE PARTICIPATION, AND REPORTS ON THE OUTCOMES OF THIS PROCESS, NAMELY A SET OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND A TOOLKIT AIMING TO FOSTER AND ENABLE PARTICIPATION.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00#Detkuhaværetmig<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN DENMARK USED THE HASHTAG #DETKUHAVÆRETMIG [“IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME”] TO EXPRESS PROFESSIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH A JUNIOR DOCTOR WHO WAS INITIALLY DECLARED NEGLIGENT AFTER ORAL INSTRUCTIONS WERE NOT WRITTEN DOWN AND FOLLOWED UP. THIS ARTICLE EXPLORES HOW THE FUNCTIONALITIES OF TWITTER FACILITATED THE EXPRESSION AND PROPAGATION OF SOLIDARITY WITH A FELLOW MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. OUR DATA CONSIST OF ALL #DETKUHAVÆRETMIG TWEETS FROM AUGUST 2017–MAY 2019. DEVISING A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO ANALYSE PROFESSIONAL SOLIDARITY IN TWEETS, WE EXPLORE, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, WHO THE TWEETERS WERE, WHEN THE HASHTAG WAS MOST FREQUENTLY USED, AND THE CONTENT OF TWEETED STATEMENTS. SOLIDARITY WAS EXPRESSED THROUGH THE HASHTAG ITSELF, TWEETED STATEMENTS AND PHOTOS. THE HASHTAG’S PROPAGATION POTENTIAL WAS PROMOTED BY MENTIONING POLITICIANS AND NEWS MEDIA AND INCLUDING CO-HASHTAGS THAT LINKED TO RELATED CONCERNS. TWITTER, THROUGH THE HASHTAG #DETKUHAVÆRETMIG, BECAME A VEHICLE FOR EXPRESSING AND PROPAGATING PROFESSIONAL SOLIDARITY.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Editorial<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS SPECIAL ISSUE, ENTITLED “HEALTH, MEDIA AND PARTICIPATION”, CONSISTS OF SEVEN ARTICLES THAT EXPLORE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT MEDIA PARTICIPATION AND HEALTH PARTICIPATION INTERTWINE IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA CULTURE. IN THESE SEVEN ARTICLES, PARTICIPATION IN HEALTH AND MEDIA IS ADDRESSED IN THE ANALYSIS OF A VARIETY OF PRACTICES: PATIENTS THAT USE MEDIA TO BECOME PARTICIPANTS IN CO-DECISION AND SELF-CARE PROCESSES, PATIENTS AND CITIZENS BEING MORE OR LESS ABLE TO USE MEDIA TO ENGAGE IN (PATIENT) COMMUNITIES, PATIENTS COMMUNICATING WITH (AND AFFECTING) INSTITUTIONS AND AUTHORITIES IN NEW MEDIATED WAYS, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO CREATE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT POLITICALLY URGENT ISSUES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CO-DESIGNING DIGITAL LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES. ALL THE CONTRIBUTIONS ARE IN THIS WAY UNITED BY TAKING AN INTEREST IN THE DEMOCRATIC POTENTIALS AND DILEMMAS OF PARTICIPATING IN HEALTH THROUGH MEDIA PARTICIPATION. THE ISSUE ALSO INCLUDES ONE OPEN SECTION ARTICLE. THE SPECIAL ISSUE IS EDITED BY MAJA KLAUSEN, ANETTE GRØNNING AND CARSTEN STAGE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00My Throat “”<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS ARTICLE INVESTIGATES THE MULTIPLE WAYS IN WHICH BODIES PRESENT THEMSELVES IN EMAIL CONSULTATIONS (ECONS) BETWEEN PATIENTS AND GENERAL PRACTITIONERS (GPs). THE DATA STEM FROM A LARGER QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT ON DIGITAL CONSULTATION IN DENMARK, FOCUSING ON THE 65+ AGE GROUP. OUR ANALYSIS DEPARTS FROM A SOCIOTECHNICAL PERSPECTIVE BY CONSIDERING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY IN QUESTION – THE ECON BETWEEN THE PATIENT AND GP – AS CREATING NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN AND THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNICATION WITHIN THIS RELATIONSHIP. OUR ANALYSIS LEADS TO A SIX-CATEGORY TYPOLOGY OF BODIES IN AFFECTIVE DISCOURSE IN ECONS: SENSATIONS, EMOTIONS, COUNTINGS, MEDICATION, VISUALS AND MOVEMENTS. THE ANALYSIS BRINGS TOGETHER A THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE, THE MUTUAL SHAPINGS OF THE SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL, WITH AN AFFECTIVE PRACTICE-BASED APPROACH. THE ECON PRODUCES WHAT WE CALL AN “UNRULY DATA VITALITY”, AS THE DATA ARE ACCESSED AND RECOMBINED IN THE LARGER DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM OF THE DANISH PRIMARY CARE SECTOR.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Digitalization of Healthcare Practice<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR HAS ENTERED AN ECOLOGICAL EVOLUTION, A SYSTEMIC CHANGE CAUSED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND FINANCIAL CUTS, WHICH IS DEEPLY TRANSFORMING EXISTING PRACTICES IN RELATION TO SKILLS AND VALUES (NARDI &amp; O’DAY, 1999). CONDUCTING A PARTICIPATORY DESIGN PROCESS, AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DIGITAL SIMULATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, WE FOUND THAT THE ONGOING DIGITALIZATION IS CHANGING EDUCATIONAL AND WORKING PRACTICES, CHALLENGING THE PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY OF THERAPISTS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS, BUT ALSO INTRODUCING NEW PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.</p> <p>WE USE A PRAGMATIC CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE ON LANGUAGE GAMES DEFINED AS A COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR WORLD THROUGH ACTION AND COMMUNICATION THAT FULFIL OUR PURPOSES IN HUMAN PRACTICE. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EMERGES AS A PROFESSION IN FLUX AS THERAPISTS MUST MOVE FROM THEIR TRADITIONAL ROLE AS HEALERS TO RETHINK THEMSELVES AS FREELANCERS OR EMPLOYED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. WE IDENTIFIED FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGE GAMES, WHICH ARTICULATE HOW THERAPISTS MUST RETHINK THEIR PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND PURPOSEFUL PRACTICE IN RELATION TO EMERGING WORKING CONTEXTS AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE PATIENTS.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Communication as Ongoing Care<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>THIS ARTICLE INVESTIGATES HOW THE PATIENT PORTAL MYCHART IS CURRENTLY EMBEDDED IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE COLLABORATIVE CARE FOR PEOPLE IN REHABILITATION OR LIVING WITH CHRONIC DISEASE. WE AIM TO SENSITIZE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT LOGICS OF CARE (MOL, 2008), CARE INFRASTRUCTURES (DANHOLT &amp; LANGSTRUP, 2012) AND THE PUSH FOR SELF-CARE TO THE ROLE OF INFORMATION, MEDIATED COMMUNICATION AND PARTICIPATION IN ACHIEVING GOOD CARE. WE BASE OUR ARGUMENT ON FINDINGS FROM FIELDWORK AMONG PATIENTS AND CLINICIANS AT TWO HOSPITAL UNITS FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN COPENHAGEN AROUND THE IMPLEMENTATION AND USE OF MYCHART FOR INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND PARTICIPATION IN SELF-CARE. OUR FIELDWORK INDICATES THAT PATIENTS HAVE CLEAR – BUT VERY DIFFERENT – PREFERENCES FOR ACCESSING AND ENGAGING WITH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION THROUGH MYCHART. WE LINK THESE MODES TO EXPERIENCES OF AUTHORITY, ROLE-EXPECTATIONS AND THE PROSPECT FOR JOINT DECISION-MAKING IN HEALTHCARE. WE SUGGEST THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF MORE COMMUNICATIVE FLEXIBILITY FOR SOME PATIENTS SPEAKS TO AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CARE INFRASTRUCTURES, REGARDING MEDIA CHOICE. THIS CHOICE, WHILE SEEMINGLY TRIVIAL, GRANTS THE PATIENT COMMUNICATION AGENCY AT A POINT WHERE THE PATIENT CAN ACTUALLY MASTER THE ROLE OF ACTIVE PARTNER IN CARE. WE FURTHER SUGGEST THAT ATTENDING TO OFTEN OVERLOOKED RITUAL ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION MAY HELP QUALIFY ANALYSES OF CARE IN PURSUIT OF A GOOD LIFE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Participatory Research Methods for Investigating Digital Health Literacy<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND PRE/PERI-NATAL APPS ARE TRANSFORMING MATERNITY CARE AS WOMEN USE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES TO OBTAIN INFORMATION AND SUPPORT. WOMEN FROM CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD) BACKGROUNDS EXPERIENCE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT GAPS, HOWEVER, RESEARCH ON NEW HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS HAS RARELY ENGAGED WITH THIS GROUP, RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT THE APPLICABILITY OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES WITH HIGHLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. THE GOAL OF THIS PILOT STUDY LOCATED IN IN NORTH RICHMOND, A CULTURALLY DIVERSE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF MELBOURNE, WAS TO TEST THE VALUE OF “DESIGN PROBES” IN ENGAGING WOMEN FROM CALD BACKGROUNDS IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HEALTH TRACKING AND WEARABLE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CONTEXT OF PREGNANCY AND PARENTING. THIS STUDY FOUND THAT DESIGN PROBES WERE EFFECTIVE IN ENABLING PARTICIPANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN EXTENDED DISCUSSIONS ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES. PARTICIPANTS WERE AWARE OF THE WAYS THAT HEALTH INFORMATION SERVED THE NEEDS OF MULTIPLE ENTITIES, AND SOUGHT MORE CONTROL OVER WHERE AND WITH WHOM THEIR DATA WAS SHARED WITH.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00Complexity and Simplicity in Doctor–Patient Email Consultations<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>NEW TECHNOLOGIES HAVE FACILITATED DOCTOR–PATIENT EMAIL CONSULTATIONS (E-CONSULTATIONS). GUIDELINES FOR E-CONSULTATION USE IN DENMARK STATE THAT THEY SHOULD BE USED FOR SIMPLE, CONCRETE AND NON-URGENT QUERIES; HOWEVER, A SMALL-SCALE DANISH STUDY SUGGESTED THAT DOCTORS ENCOUNTER E-CONSULTATIONS THAT DO NOT MATCH THE GUIDELINES. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO EXPLORE WHETHER E-CONSULTATIONS IN DENMARK REFLECT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THEY SHOULD BE SIMPLE, SHORT, CONCRETE AND WELL DEFINED, AND IF NOT, WHAT FORMS OF COMPLEXITY ARE EVIDENT. WE INDUCTIVELY ANALYSED 1,671 E-CONSULTATIONS FROM 38 PATIENTS AGED 21–91 YEARS COMMUNICATING WITH 28 DOCTORS, 6 NURSES, 1 MEDICAL STUDENT AND 8 SECRETARIES. RESULTS SHOWED BOTH QUANTITATIVE COMPLEXITY IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF INTERACTION TURNS, COMMUNICATIVE PARTICIPANTS, AND QUESTIONS ASKED, AND QUALITATIVE COMPLEXITY RELATING TO PATIENTS’ PSYCHOSOCIAL CONTEXTS AND GPS’ BIOMEDICAL DISEASE PERSPECTIVE. THUS, DESPITE EXISTING GUIDELINES AND THE LEANNESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EMAIL MEDIUM, MULTIPLE FORMS OF COMPLEXITY WERE EVIDENT. THIS MISMATCH HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS THE VALUE OF RE-EXAMINING EXISTING POLICIES AND GUIDELINES REGARDING EXPECTATIONS FOR E-CONSULTATION USE.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-03T00:00:00.000+00:00The Viennese Influence on the Artistic Arrangement of Lviv Public Buildings Interiors Built in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article identifies the main characteristics and features of the artistic arrangement of representative public buildings in Vienna that influenced analogical objects of Lviv in the second half of the 19th century. The issue of Vienna’s historicism and its peculiarities in interior decoration are also considered. The research involved selecting and analyzing key public buildings that are present in both cities, such as theaters, universities, the Diet (in case of Vienna – the Parliament), museums, courts and other sites with a broad representative group of rooms. These revealed common trends, direct and indirect quotations, both in artistic elements and in the overall order composition. The article also explores major public buildings in Vienna along with architects who have become role models and set some standards for the artistic design of the representative group of rooms. As a result, the influencing factors were identified, among which administrative, educational, cultural and economic issues are highlighted and reviewed.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-12T00:00:00.000+00:00Buildings for Culture - Their Internal Public Spaces as Public Spaces of Cities<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The city is a place of community. Both in form and content, it is the most public display of aspects of culture, including art. It embodies our cultural memory, which is also a place of constant renewal of culture and art. Most of the phenomena that we associate with the idea of culture stem from the elements of the city that become synonymous with “Polis” - the City. They offered agora, temples, stadiums, theatres... - facilities for art. That culture takes place in theatres, concert halls... or museums.</p> <p>Contemporary buildings for culture, theatres, music, etc. should be user-friendly and easily accessible, with a cordial atmosphere, functional. They should speak of what is alive and everyday in them. They are not meant to be monuments. The aim of the work is to explore and evaluate the issues of internal public spaces of cultural buildings as a development of the city’s public space and their significance in this context.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-12T00:00:00.000+00:00Editorial labour: Practising a personal archive<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This article presents and discusses solo dance practices developed by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir during the years 2014–2020. She started to develop her practices with the solo work <italic>Saving History</italic> (2014), a chronological charting of her relationship with borrowing movement. As a consequence of that process she became interested in exploring the virtuosity of slowly morphing one movement into another, and that research developed into another solo work, <italic>Shades of History</italic> (2016). The act of warming up and getting ready for a performance formed the basis of the third solo, <italic>Dancing (to)</italic> (2020). Through this series of solo performances, Katrín has realized her ongoing interest in dancing labour, performing the archive and a focus on the dancing rather than the dancer.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-07-08T00:00:00.000+00:00Om Claude Marchant: Ett historiografiskt bidrag till svart danshistoria i Sverige<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In this article, the concept of «black dance» is used as a critical tool to explore the lifelong dance achievements of the black dancer, choreographer and pedagogue Claude Marchant (1919–2004) in relation to history making. Marchant’s history in the US and to some extent in Europe from the 1930s to the 1960s is mapped and analysed, with the aim of better understanding his work in Sweden, and more specifically in Gothenburg. While Marchant is mentioned in previous dance historiographies, there are no in-depth explorations of his life and work. This exploration, therefore, complements both Swedish and international dance research, with an example that problematises history production in relation to black artists such as Marchant. It is argued that a participatory «dance-where-we-dig» method is a useful tool for instigating locally situated historiographical processes of change, and can relate artists such as Marchant to broader, transnational contexts.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-07-08T00:00:00.000+00:00Spill levende – bruk av dans og drama i fag of Artistic Education: Praxiological Approach<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In our statements we proceed from the reality that the artistic activity differs much from other human activities through its ontological specifics, which requires taking into account the opportunities and challenges that arise in individual potential manifestation of the child, act that expresses by transposing the theoretical prescriptions into practical actions indisputable by the presence of emotional-affective reactions, by developing projects and logistical maps of action, is not waiting for certain stimuli coming from outside, but by enhancing the artistic intentions and decisions of child – subjects of education. In efforts to design the implementation process of innovative artistic praxeology we emerged from the assumption that TDA (teacher’s didactic action) and PAA (pupil artistic action) become fundamental values of the integration of theory and praxeology in perspective of an effective education, provided that they be widely used both horizontally and vertically, according to the pentagonal model consisting of principles: proactivity, artistic intro-opening, creation/creativity, of success, re-conceptualizing and instrumented in modern theoretical and methodological perspectives.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-24T00:00:00.000+00:00The Role of Fine Arts Activity in the Development of Artistic Thinking of Schoolchildren<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This article deals with the development of artistic and imaginative thinking, imagination and the creation of an artistic image in fine arts lessons using a graphic image. An example of a lesson for elementary school students on creating a mysterious tree image is given, which will help the teacher develop the ability of his students to see and creatively realize their ideas.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-24T00:00:00.000+00:00Elements that Contribute to the Efficiency of Communication Between Teacher and Student<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Communication skills are one of the most important educational elements today. Current education has already included communication competencies as independent objectives in the education of young generations. Communication is a multidisciplinary existential basis and that is why its understanding is not easy, and must be approached scientifically, conceptually and structurally. This paper aims to emphasize the importance of communication in the teaching-learning process and its direct correlation with school success but also with success in life. Teachers need communication more than anyone. Their verbal communication occupies 70% of a class lesson (Haslett, 1987). The appeal to the elements of emotional intelligence, to the motivation / interests of the students, becomes a necessity and at the same time they are constituted as factors that can improve and make efficient the didactic communication. In this paper we will analyze the main functions of teacher-student communication (guidance, information and thought challenge). There are described other elements that can also contribute to better communication in the classroom: active presentation of topics, providing summaries, resumption of main ideas, clarity of presentation (sentence logic, examples and explanations), assessment of comprehension deficiencies and their correction, frequently asked questions. All these aspects have proved, through the studies carried out, that they are positively correlated with the students’ results.</p> <p>The verbal communication of the educator is always accompanied by the elements of non-verbal communication that have an important role in achieving an effective instructive-educational process. In this regard, we can mention a few essential components: posture, gestures, facial expressions, style of dressing, tone of voice, all of which can incite or divert the listener’s attention. Another important element in effectiveness of the didactic communication is the knowledge of the cultural, economic and social environment from which the students come, their specific characteristics. The interaction will be more plausible, accessible to the student, when well known, culturally familiar aspects are inserted in the complex process of teacher-student communication. The integration of cultural diversity in didactic communication has become a stringent requirement of modern education.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-24T00:00:00.000+00:00Successful Music Performer’s Personality Traits<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Music-education practice has revealed the fact that, in order to become a successful music performer, not only certain physical and perceptive attributes (such as the amplitude of open palm, thoracic capacity, rhythmic accuracy, musical hearing), but a series of personality traits related to the complexity of social, cognitive and emotional activities associated to music performance are also needed. Scientific research focused on high quality music performers’ personality traits has been generated by a series of stereotypes that had been developed across time in the musical world. For example, it has often been said (Woody, 1999) that trumpet players are proud, impetuous, detached and dominating, whereas woodwind players are more feminine, more intelligent and shyer. The present study aims to review the most relevant experiments related to the personality profile of the successful music performer. A growing body of research has discovered ten important traits: androgyny, originality, independence, self-motivation, perseverance, sensibility, high capacity of interpersonal communication, extroversion, the need for attention, and trait anxiety. I discuss about a series of educational implications of this personality profile in connection to the development of a successful career in academic music. Discovering and developing these traits early on could be an essential support in creating an exceptional educational path in vocal and instrumental music performance.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-24T00:00:00.000+00:00New Media Art: Aligning Artistic Creativity And Technological Media<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This article investigates the relationship between art and technology, pointing the constants of a process of cultural digestion which is mediated by the very sovereign technological environment – the Internet. Relying on the multiplicity and hybridization of the content formats, and also on the user involved interactivity as constructive vector-relationships, new media art and the internet art are natural consequences of the artistic practices of creative appropriation of contemporary technological media. As the complexity of the relationship between art and the technological environment becomes richer than ever, we assist to the creation of a contemporary ultra-technological culture, structurally dependent on the media and responsible for relativizing the critical positioning of the art consumer. Defining the premises of the interaction with a technologically interfaced world of art, the user (reader) of the Internet as a medium of expression is – equally – a consumer, and a producer of information (content).</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-06-24T00:00:00.000+00:00en-us-1