Author Archives: Bo Reimer

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

Next fall we will start a new Master’s programme in Media and Communication Studies at The School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University, It will be in English and it will be web based, which means that you can take part in the programme even if you do not live in the Malmö region.Continue Reading

  The Brooklyn record label Daptone are bringing their Super Soul Revue to the Apollo in Harlem for three nights. This includes Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens. The events are recorded for a forthcoming live album, following the tradition from James Brown andContinue Reading

We arrived in New York in late August, and have now spent three of our four months here. Some reflections thus far: We decided we wanted to stay in Brooklyn. We were more attracted to the idea of finding a place in a more laid back neighbourhood than what you would find on Manhattan. ButContinue Reading

The history of Dean Parrish is almost too Sugar Man-like to be credible: Born Phil Anastasia, in 1964 he changed his name to Dean Parrish and had a moderate career as recording artist, scoring minor hits with songs such as “I’m On My Way”, “Tell Her”, “Determination”, “Skate”, and “Bricks, Broken Bottles and Sticks”. In 1967 ParrishContinue Reading

I am spending the fall in the United States. Through an invitation from my colleague Anne Balsamo, dean of The School of Media Studies at The New School in New York and author of the great book Designing Culture. The Technological Imagination at Work, I have the opportunity to devote time to write on myContinue Reading

This summer I spent a couple of weeks in Bangladesh. I went there for personal reasons, but I also gave a talk at ULAB (the University of the Liberal Arts of Bangladesh). The talk was based on our book Collaborative Media, and the audience consisted of teachers and students of ULAB, most of them coming fromContinue Reading