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The research hub aims at interconnecting and coordinating research initiatives on new media, visual culture, and computer games carried out at UiT. We hope to create synergies between various scholarly environments working on related issues and facilitate the development of funding applications by specific project groups directed at national and international bodies.
We adopt a wide definition of conflict. As such we invite critical focus not only on the role of new media, visual cultures, and computer games in the representation, execution, and commemoration of forms of direct violence, but also include projects that direct attention to structural and cultural issues with significance for the formation, negotiation, and potentially transformation of antagonisms, hostilities, and differences. The role of new network technologies in contemporary warfare, as such, falls equally within the purview of this research hub as do studies of the political economy of Facebook, or approaches to the representation and enactment of class or gender in for instance machinima, MMORPGs, film, or on social media platforms.
A regular research seminar will enable continuous academic exchange on key theoretical and methodological issues, and will provide an opportunity for researchers, as well as PhD and MA students to present and receive feedback on their work. Once each semester the seminar will feature a guest lecture by an invited scholar.
Please access the internal UiT-website of the network here.
The hub is funded by the Dept. of Culture and Language (ISK) and is coordinated by Emil Hammar, UiT.

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Past Events:

March 21, 2016, 13:00 - 15:00 Room E-0105, UiT Tromsø

Rune Nielsen, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen

"Is video game addiction a mental health disorder?"

March 03, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00 Room E-0105, UiT Tromsø

Øyvind Vågnes, Associate Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen

"Towards a Critique of the Rhetoric of Precision"

February 19, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00 Room B-1003, UiT Tromsø

Nina Lager Vestberg (NTNU):

"Media Ecology Beyond the Metaphor - New, Better, and More Materialist"

January 29, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00, room B-1004, UiT Tromsø

Bridget Draxler (Monmouth College):

"The Public Digital Humanities: New Ways of Writing in Community"

January 26, 2016, 13:15 - 15:00, Auditorium Nedre Lysthus (CPS), UiT Tromsø

Anne Gjelsvik (NTNU)

Presentation of the project "Face of Terror - Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetics (2016-2019)"

Tuesday November 17, 2015 13:15 - 15:00

Katy Scoggin (Co-Producer of Citizenfour)

UiT Tromsø room E-0103, 13:15 - 15:00

"Characters as Source: Encryption, OPSEC, and Source Protection as Filmmakers' Tools"

VT Cinematek, city centre, 17:30 - 20:30

Screening of //Citizenfour// with introduction by Katy Scoggin


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