Affirmative Disruption and Open Media


Affirmative Disruption and Open Media:

The former concept will be employed in the sense in which the philosopher Roberto Esposito writes of an "affirmative biopolitics" in relation to the work of Michel Foucault, where an affirmative biopolitics is “one that is not defined negatively with respect to the dispositifs of modern power/knowledge but is rather situated along the line of tension that traverses and displaces them”. It will thus involve the PCRC in experimenting with a wide range of practices aimed at removing barriers and promoting collaboration with those in developing countries and emerging economies: from open access, open data, open science and open education, through online sharing economies, digital gift economies and global peer-to-peer communities, to creative media activism, guerrilla journalism and so-called internet piracy, as well as ideas of the commons and commoning.

PROJECTS

Modernity and Disability: Ensuring Quality Education for Disabled Students (MUSE)

The overall objective of the MUSE project is to improve access, ensure learning conditions and develop employment opportunities for HEIs’ Disabled Students in Latin American countries via modern inclusion practices and networking. The three Latin American countries involved in Chile, Mexico and Argentina, with the support of institutions in the EU (UK, Spain, Italy and Greece).

Beaconing

BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces. As innovation action strategies, pilots combine opportunities for new ICTs in multiple ways that merge learning acquired in formal, non-formal and informal means, developing the skills for today’s abled and disabled learners and workforce.