Category Archives: Blog

My talk at Rutgers University

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.

Review of Collaborative Media book forthcoming in Media, Culture & Society Journal

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 theRead more…

New Master in Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, Creative Industries

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.Read more…

Confusion! Who You Gonna Trust?

  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 andRead more…

How to spend four months in New York City

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. ButRead more…

This is New York City Soul Music

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 ParrishRead more…

It’s America time

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 myRead more…

Media Bangladesh

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 fromRead more…

New review of Collaborative Media

We just received a new review of our book Collaborative Media. It is published in the latest number of Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies. The review, written by Federica Timeto, is very thorough – and positive. Timeto comes from Science & Technology Studies rather than Media Studies or Interaction Design, but she unquestionably readsRead more…

On sports and politics (there’s a World Cup going on)

The world cup in football is now entering its final stages. Like so many others, I follow it with great – and intense – interest. But international sporting events are not unproblematic. In 2009, Sweden played Israel in Davis Cup in Malmö. Due to an Israeli offensive in Gaza only a few months earlier, itRead more…