Author Archives: Bo Reimer

Three years have now gone since the Medea Lab Malmö became a research platform at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University. Among other things, during the years we have produced almost 20 Medea Talks (available online) and soon 30 Medea Vox podcasts. A while ago, the Dean of the Faculty decided to finance Medea for another three years. Great news, of course.

Below a picture from our latest Medea Talk, a Talk with David Nye: Remaking the Heavens and the Earth. Narratives Justifying Scientific Interventions (soon available online).

Social strategist Heidi Forbes Öste runs the podcast Evolving Digital Self. Last month she did an interview with me for the series. It’s on media, technology and education, but also on living and working (and studying) in the city of Malmö. You can find it here.

One of the most significant cultural events of 2016 was the nomination of Bob Dylan as the Nobel prize winner for literature, and the subsequent award ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall, where Patti Smith sang Dylan’s “A hard rain’s a-gonna fall”. Her struggle with getting through the song is captured beautifully by American rock criticContinue Reading

For one week, I was in charge of the Facebook group “7 from 80s”. Started by sociology professor Ellis Cashmore, the idea is to post one favourite 80s song a week, and shortly discussing why that particular song was chosen. This was my week. Thank you pal Raiford Guins for inviting me to the group.Continue Reading

Here is a short interview made with me about the online masters programme in Media and Communication Studies. It was originally posted on our Facebook page with the following text: Meet the professors! Bo Reimer, Professor Together with Michael Krona Bo built the program as an online and campus based masters program. He has doneContinue Reading

In the fall we started our new master’s programme in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Arts and Communication. We have had an undergraduate programme since 1998,and a PhD programme since 2010. Given that, adding a master’s programme was a logical thing to do. However, it was not inevitable which focus it shouldContinue Reading

In January 2009, with me as director, Medea Collaborative Media Initiative was launched as a research center at Malmö University. Focusing on collaborative media, design for social innovation, and collaborative cultural production, during the years we have published three books with The MIT Press (Design Things in 2011, Collaborative Media in 2013, and Making FuturesContinue Reading

Since 2005, the Swedish Authors Football Team, a team consisting of fiction writers, poets and some academics, have played games against similar teams from England, Germany, Italy, Norway, Denmark and other countries. Games have also been played against the Swedish Doctors Football Team, for instance. There is a cultural aspect to these games: The matchesContinue Reading

In November, I was kindly invited by Ingrid Ericksson at Rutgers University to give a talk on Collaborative Media and the role of the Collaborative Media Researcher. That talk is now online.

Our book Collaborative Media will be reviewed in a forthcoming issue of the journal Media, Culture & Society. The book has been reviewed by Ana-Maria Herman, Goldsmiths University, and the review is now available as Online First for those who can access the journal online. The review is thorough, going through all the parts of theContinue Reading