Signo y Pensamiento
Print version ISSN 0120-4823
Today, art works take place in new temporalities and new territories. For instance, time speeding leads to the paradoxical wish of contemporary works of art to be inscribed in the long term of patrimony, and also to the expansion of contemporary art to localized and/or ubiquitous spaces away from art institutions. In this context, more and more domains appear that are open to cultural "mediation ". These developments provide an answer that, though linked to the expansion of the web, responds to people's and communities' need to participate in the creation of symbolic forms from which they had been separated by cultural industries. However, the relation between digital art and the aesthetisation process in the realm of communication, as well as the link between communication and communicability (sensus communis), can offer a new approach to the cultural mediation science. The identification of common spaces for aesthetics and communication sciences could help us to deal with these matters: creation, reception, transmission and preservation of art works in the context of a globalized communication culture.
Keywords : digital art; communication sciences; aesthetics; cultural mediation.