LabCMO - Laboratory for communication and the digital (formerly Laboratory for Computer-Mediated Communication) brings together researchers who are interested in the uses of digital technologies and media from the perspective of the changes they generate in society.
The LabCMO's research mobilizes interdisciplinary approaches, mostly qualitative or mixed, to address digital media and their publics; emerging information and cultural practices and new mediating devices ; sociability, identity and political action online; citizen engagement in a digital context; the sociopolitical issues of informational capitalism and alternative movements (open source software, peer production, citizen science, open data, etc.); work and collaborative dynamics in digital environments.
Founded in 2002, the LabCMO spans two main campuses, respectively at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Université Laval (Québec). In total, nearly 20 researchers and 70 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from 5 academic institutions are affiliated with the LabCMO. It hosts graduate students in Communications, Sociology, STS (Science, Technology and Society) and related disciplines, as well as PhD and postdoctoral fellows on an ongoing basis.
The LabCMO is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture and affiliated with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).
This content has been updated on 26 October 2018 at 18 h 34 min.