Stakeholder Discourses About Critical Literacies and Audience Participation

  • Maria José BritesEmail author
  • Niklas Alexander Chimirri
  • Inês Amaral
  • Gilda Seddighi
  • Marisa Torres da Silva
  • Maria Francesca Murru


The next section of this book looks into the horizons that lie ahead for audiences, a short while from today, towards 2030. In chapters  11 through to 14, colleagues will look at key societal drivers of future change, such as the increasing ubiquity of connected gadgets attendant to the Internet of Things, and critical concerns around datafication and the arrival of Big Data. In this chapter, we conclude presenting work on the here and the now, hereby presenting outcomes from the stakeholder consultation part of our foresight work. We distil and discuss themes that emerged from stakeholder interviews around micro and macro forms of action, the inherent technological implications, ensuing academic social responsibilities, and the relevance of investing in critical thinking as part of critical literacies, more broadly, as a fundamental component for positive action. These findings, around the importance of critical literacies, irrespective of technological conditions, resonate into the very futures that The Future of Audiences considers in the chapters that follow.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria José Brites
    • 1
    Email author
  • Niklas Alexander Chimirri
    • 2
  • Inês Amaral
    • 3
  • Gilda Seddighi
    • 4
  • Marisa Torres da Silva
    • 5
  • Maria Francesca Murru
    • 6
  1. 1.Universidade Lusófona do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of People and TechnologyRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark
  3. 3.University of MinhoBragaPortugal
  4. 4.Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking)SogndalNorway
  5. 5.NOVA FCSHLisbonPortugal
  6. 6.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly

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