New media technology, interculturalism, and intermediality

The author discusses the importance of new media technology and the concept of intermediality with regard to the relevance of interculturalism in today`s society. Intermediality refers to the blurring of generic and formal boundaries among different forms of cultural practices and in the field of pedagogy. The trajectories of intermedial spaces, actions, and processes of types of new media including the World Wide Web, hypertextuality, online publishing, blogs, interactive media, etc., suggest possibilities and potentials to work toward interculturalism. Interculturalism is understood as a practice of social life including government at all levels, education and pedagogy, as well as all instances of every-day life towards active recognition and inclusion of the Other and a commitment against essentialisms. In this process, the potential roles of new media suggest as of yet un-tapped resources and possibilities.

Received: 10th June 2008

Revised: 3rd September 2008

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