Until recently talking about “digital” referred us to the future and innovation. In recent times, the digital revolution has turned into digital normality. Many of the “new technologies” have ceased to be so to be integrated into daily routines. This is what has allowed the concept of the “post-digital” to be specified. As social networks and ICTs are integrated into everyday life, digital is no longer something unusual and becomes a strategy of the real. We should not consider that we are close to the end of digital, but that this term has transformed its sense of novelty, to become more familiar and common; that is to say, a type of zeitgeist or spirit of the time. For example, computers have been with us for more than three decades, but today we carry and use one of these devices almost daily.
Visual culture, for its part, which aims to study the importance of the image, in contemporary societies, and its relationship with the viewer, has a lot to say about the post-digital, already as a central theme of the 7th International Conference of Visual Culture, in its virtual version. This way, in this new academic meeting, the humanization of digital technologies will be evaluated by;
- the interaction between digital, biological, and cultural systems,
- the relationship between cyberspace and real space,
- the functionality of mixed or hybrid reality,
- the management of social and physical communication,
- the use of big data,
- the use of virtual and augmented reality,
- the counterpoints between localities and globalization, studies of digital ethnography and community narrative.
The digital world has its greatest development in emerging generations. This conference also reflects on how the values and the affiliation with technologies influence young people and the changing perspectives thereof.