People

The following are researchers who do Medea related research within media, design and public engagement, sorted alphabetically by last name (scroll down for who’s on the advisory board).


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Jay David Bolter | Professor | Digital media studies and mixed reality experience design | Listen to Bolter talk about augmented and virtual reality in the podcast Medea Vox, episode The Virtual Reality Hype, or view the lecture Designing and prototyping experiences with mobile AR.

Mary Brydon-Miller | Professor, director of the University of Cincinnati/University of Louisville Action Research Consortium | Educational leadership, evaluation, and organization development | View Brydon-Miller’s Medea Talk Tackling Tough Issues through Action Research and listen to her talk about her research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Being A Researcher-Activist.

Erin Cory | Postdoc | Migration and refugees, Media and communication studies | Read Cory’s dissertation, Re-Membering Beirut: Performing Memory and Community Across a “Postwar” City.

David Cuartielles | Lecturer | Physical prototyping and interaction design | Listen to Cuartielles talk about Internet of Things in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Feeling at Home With Internet of Things, or read his chapter in Making Futures (MIT Press 2014), How Deep Is Your Love? On Open-Source Hardware.

Pelle Ehn | Professor | Participatory design | Ehn co-edited Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy (MIT Press 2014).

Anders Emilson | Senior lecturer | Design, sustainable development and social innovation | Read Emilson’s dissertation, Design in the space between stories.

Maria Engberg | Senior lecturer | Augmented & mixed reality and digital cultures | Listen to Engberg talk about augmented and virtual reality in the podcast Medea Vox, episode The Virtual Reality Hype, or read her article Digital Archives, the Museum and the Culture Snacker published on medium.com.

Maria Hellström Reimer | Professor | Design in theory & practice and artistic research | Read Hellström Reimer’s article Mobility extra situ: The cosmopolitical aesthetics of Tania Ruiz Gutierrez’ Elsewhere/Annorstädes/Ailleurs.

Clint Heyer | Senior lecturer | Interaction design and IoT | Listen to Heyer talk about Internet of Things in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Feeling at Home With Internet of Things.

Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter | PhD candidate | Critical design and software studies | Read Hilfling Ritasdatter’s article Blockbusters for Everyone! published on medium.com.

Per-Anders Hillgren | Docent | Participatory design and social innovation | Read Hillgren’s chapter in Making Futures (MIT Press 2014), Connecting with the Powerful Strangers: From Governance to Agonistic Design Things. Hillgren coordinates the researcher network Alternative Future-Making.

Anders Høg Hansen | Senior lecturer | Media & communication studies and oral history | Read Høg Hansen’s article Reclusive Openness in the Life of Eugene Haynes published on medium.com.

Andreas Jacobson | Docent | Computer science | Read Jacobson’s three-part article on IoT, Security and Privacy published on medium.com.

Magnus Johansson | Senior lecturer | Sustainable urban development and social innovation | Johansson is the co-author of Social Transformations in Scandinavian Cities (Nordic Academic Press 2015) and he leads a Mistra Urban Futures node.

Michael Krona | Senior lecturer | Media and communication studies | Listen to Krona talk about Extremist Communication in the podcast Medea Vox.

Susan Kozel | Professor | Media, performance and phenomenology | Listen to Kozel talk about augmented and virtual reality in the podcast Medea Vox, episode The Virtual Reality Hype, read her article From Openness to Encryption on medium.com, or visit the site of the Living Archives project.

Sara Leckner | Senior Lecturer | Media technology and media theory | Read Leckner’s article The (be)coming of the book: The transformation of a text medium in the late age of print published in the Film & Media Studies Yearbook.

Per Linde | Senior lecturer | Interaction design and place-specific media | Read Linde’s chapter in Making Futures (MIT Press 2014), Emerging Publics: Totem-Poling the ‘We’s and ‘Me’s of Citizen Participation. Linde also leads the project Interaction in the Smart Home: A Prototype-driven Approach.

Kristina Lindström | Post-doc | Interaction design and hybrid matters | Listen to Lindström talk about her research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Eat Your Plastic-Munching Pests (It’s All In Your Head).

Anna Lundberg | Senior lecturer | Human rights and migration | Read Lundberg’s article ‘People Out of Place’? Advocates’ Negotiations on Children’s Participation in the Asylum Application Process in Sweden.

Elisabet M. Nilsson | Senior lecturer | Participatory design and interaction design | Nilsson co-edited Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy (MIT Press 2014). Also read the article The Smell of Urban Data: Urban Archiving Practices Beyond Open Data on medium.com.

Temi Odumosu | Post-doc | Art history and black representation | Read Odumosu’s article Open Images or Open Wounds? Colonial past and present in the city of Copenhagen published on medium.com, or listen to Odumosu talk to Peggy Levitt about Museums and Nationalism in an episode of the podcast Medea Vox.

Peter Parker | Senior lecturer | Urban studies | Listen to Parker discuss capitalism and climate change in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Why Corporations Cannot Solve Climate Change.

Maria Persdotter | PhD candidate | Human geography and migration | Listen to Persdotter talk about her research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Being A Researcher-Activist.

Bo Peterson | Senior lecturer | Technology and social change | Read Peterson’s co-authored article Matryoshka dolls and boundary infrastructuring: Navigating among innovation policies and practices.

Charlotte Petersson | Lecturer | Action research, leadership and organization | Petersson is involved in the Institute for Sustainable Urban Development.

Pille Pruulman-Vengerfeldt | Senior lecturer | Media & communication studies and digital cultures | Pruulman-Vengerfeldt co-edited Democratising the Museum: Reflections on Participatory Technologies (Peter Lang 2014) and is frequently hosting the podcast Medea Vox.

Anuradha Reddy | PhD candidate | Interaction design and “internet of things” | Listen to Reddy talk about her research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Feeling at Home With Internet of Things.

Bo Reimer (Medea’s director) | Professor | Media & communication studies and collaborative media | Reimer co-authored Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions (MIT Press, 2013).

Karolina Rosenqvist | Communication and events

Staffan Schmidt | Senior lecturer | Design in theory and practice | Listen to Schmidt discuss bicycling and climate change in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Bicycling is About Slowing Down.

Molly Schwartz | PhD candidate | Media & communication studies and open data | Listen to Schwartz talk about her research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode On Lifelogging and the Quantified Self.

Anna Seravalli | Senior lecturer | Commons and social innovation | Read Seravalli’s dissertation, Making Commons: Attempts at Composing Prospects in the Opening of Production.

Jacek Smolicki | PhD candidate | Media & communication studies and personal archiving practices | Listen to Smolicki talk about his research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode On Lifelogging and the Quantified Self, or read his article The (In)Discreet Charm of Openness on medium.com.

Eric Snodgrass | PhD candidate | Media, politics and technology | Together with Linda Hilfling, Snodgrass organized a symposium on critical software, entitled Executions: Conversations on Code, Politics & Practice.

Daniel Spikol | Senior lecturer | Computer science and mobile learning | Learn more about a project Spikol is involved in, Practice-based Experiential Learning Analytics Research and Support.

Åsa Ståhl | Senior lecturer | Media & communication studies, artistic research, and public engagement | Listen to Ståhl talk about her research in the podcast Medea Vox, episode Eat Your Plastic-Munching Pests (It’s All In Your Head).

Richard Topgaard | Communication and events

Tomas Wikström | Adjunct professor | Urban studies and architecture | Research on mobilities, the home and public space | See also tomaswikstrom.nu

Advisory Board

This page was created on Mar 10, 2010, and last revised on Feb 2, 2017. View page history.