Areas

Media InfrastructuresMedia Infrastructures

We conduct research on the material and cultural dimensions of media infrastructures in diverse sites around the world, from satellite systems that span continents to internet servers in rural communities, from innovative uses of mobile telephony to the siting of television transmitters.

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Media, Militarization and Surveillance

Media, Militarization & Surveillance

We conduct critical analysis of media technologies and cultures in relation to processes of militarization and surveillance that have intensified in the context of the war on terror.

 

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Environmental Media

Environmental Media

We conduct research on the resources required to energize and sustain media technologies and users in a global context. We also do research on e-waste, orbital debris, and the environmental impacts of media systems and devices.

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Social Media and Internet Freedom

Social Media and Internet Freedom

We conduct field-based research on internet freedom conditions and social media use in various countries. We also help to develop digital tools that support the expressive practices of journalists, ethnic and gender/sexual minorities, political dissidents, and environmentalists, among others.

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Satellite Studies

We conduct research on historical and contemporary uses of satellite technologies, including satellite broadcasting, remote sensing, and global positioning, from a critical media studies perspective.

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