“Private actors control both the knowledge and security structures” – an interview with Dr Monica Horten on internet policy

Dr Monica Horten serves as an independent expert with the Council of  Europe, and sat on the Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom. She  writes regularly about internet policy on her blog. She is currently a visiting fellow at the Media and Communications department of the  London School of Economics and Political Science …

The politics of technology, big data and code – an interview with Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan has recently obtained an ERC grant for her project on data activism and assumed a new position in the Media Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam. We took the opportunity to speak to Stefania about the politics of media technologies, her research interests and the new opportunities for researchers to study culture and communication …

Call open for ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2015

The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2015 brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety …

Digital Culture and Communication hosts 19 panels at ECREA in Lisbon

No surprise, it's media running the show, but there is a trend toward empowerment, politics, activism (and also analysis). And everyone is into News these days. Good prospects for journalism, it seems.

We are happy to announce that there are 19 panels organized by our section at this year's conference of ECREA in Lisbon. In total we received 167 abstracts, which is impressive. As the biggest section in ECREA (now at about 480 members) we are delighted that so many researchers - junior and senior - see …

Smart publics? Mediation and public engagement with science and technology

This research event focuses on the publics and public issues relating to emerging technologies, such as smart energy grids, wearable devices and the Cloud, and co-design for sustainable energy. Bringing together the work of three different research projects: EPINET (Sussex), CAST (Goldsmiths) and ECDC (Goldsmiths), the talks explore the imaginaries and mediation of emerging technologies; …

Media and Social Change – Visit Ørecomm Festival

The Ørecomm Festival in Roskilde, Malmö and Copenhagen takes place 13 to 16 September 2013. The festival wants to bring together people with an interest in the relations between media, communication and social change processes at both the global and and the local level. By inviting academics, media professionals, communication for development practitioners, activists, and …

“Privacy is a crumbling myth” – Annette Markham on Promises, Discomforts, and Methodologies of Digital Culture

Annette Markham will present a keynote at the DCC ECREA's next workshop in October 2013. We are very happy to welcome her in Bonn in autumn. As a scholar dedicated to ethnographies, visual data analysis and sociology of online communication, Annette Marham has been one of the most innovative researchers in the field. Her current …

Conference on Internet Research in Berlin, November 2013

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin invites proposals for their annual colloquium to be held in Berlin on 21 November 2013. The colloquium is geared towards early stage researchers, especially Ph.D. candidates and post-docs from all disciplines. Join the discussion around Internet research and present your paper or research project. …

“The fight for a free internet is not yet over” – An Interview with Jakob Svensson

At our upcoming workshop on "Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts" (Oct 2-5) in Bonn, Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University, Sweden) is going to present a paper on "New Media for Development". We asked him a couple of questions to introduce his research and present his current field of interests. What field of research are you currently …