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 …

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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 …

Series of seminars on digital culture research in Barcelona(Nov./Dec. 2013)

Innovation in Digital Culture Research is a set of interdisciplinary seminars and workshops that aims to explore innovative ethnographic and qualitative methodologies of social research in the field of culture, media and digital technologies and how creativity and innovation is embodied in research practices and objects of study related with digital culture and network society. …

“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 …

“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 …

Deadline extended for next DCC Workshop

Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts The ongoing mediatisation process is subject to social transformations as well as technical innovation processes and creative practices. We endorse digital technologies with the promises of a better way of life, solving our problems of managing the world’s complexity, allowing better participatory policies and helping us in our daily life. …