Understanding cultural identity in a networked world

Communicative acts acquire their meaning inside cultural groups, and vice versa, cultural groups are formed by shared communicative acts.
Globalisation is putting increasing pressure on our cultural identity, and by consequence also on our individual identities. This causes an opposite reaction: the need to preserve or re-invent traditional identities from our cultural heritage. The digital world offers new possibilities to fulfill this need. Cultural heritage in digital form is now more widely accessible then ever before, users can personalise their interaction with this material, and they can use commentaries to express the identity of both themselves and of the groups to which they belong.

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