Geomedia summary 20222022-12-20
During 2022, our new Geomedia research centre got off to a flying start. One way of summarizing our achievements, is to revisit what was written about Geomedia during the year. The below examples represent the interdisciplinary scope and quality of our research. Thank you everyone for your valuable contribution to Geomedia and Happy New Year!
//André Jansson, director of Geomedia
NEW CENTRE FOCUSES ON ONLINE MEDIA AND LOCATION-BASED SERVICES
Many people navigate modern technology every day. But how does it affect us and how does this differ between different geographical and social groups? Centre for Geomedia Studies at Karlstad University conducts research on this subject.
EVERYDAY LIFE REFLECTED IN MODERN TV SHOWS
The realities we see in TV shows are becoming more and more similar to our own reality. John Lynch is trying to describe the elements that weave TV shows and everyday life together.
HYPERLOCAL INFORMATION IN KARLSTAD MUNICIPALITY
How does the flow of news and information differ among citizens in different residential areas? In the article “The Media Day, Revisited: Rhythm, Place and Hyperlocal Information Environments”, Henrik Örnebring and Erika Hellekant-Rowe study six areas in Karlstad municipality.
POWER AND MEDIATISATION IN MALMÖ – WITH OR WITHOUT A SENSE OF TIME
Imagine there were no clocks or other ways to measure time. What would your day look like? How would society work? Fredrik Edin at the subject of Media and Communication Studies, Karlstad University, paints a picture of when time matters, and when it does not.
RESEARCH PROJECTS TO LOCALISE SÁMI WALKING TRAILS
The forced displacement of Sámi people in the early 20th century is an unknown subject for many. Richard Ek has been granted research funding to use digital technology to localise the walking trails and develop them into tourist destinations.
NAVIGATING A WORLD OF INCREASINGLY INVISIBLE MEDIA
Have you ever felt frustrated with all the technology surrounding you? You are not alone. In his book Rethinking Communication Geographies, André Jansson, professor of Media and Communication Studies, has compiled his research on a subject that is relevant to our digital everyday lives.
ALARMISM AND OPTIMISM IN CLIMATE COMMUNICATION
The climate movement groups Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion aim for the same goal while using different methods. Sol Agin, who recently completed her PhD in media and communication studies, has focused her research on their way of communicating about an extremely complicated subject.
THE INNOVATIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCES OF THE FUTURE
The music industry spends a lot of resources on creating innovative concert experiences, and the relationship between the musicians and their fans. With the show Abba Voyage, a giant step is taken towards developing and transforming an already digital industry. A project team from Karlstad University has been in London to take a closer look at a hybrid concert experience.
GREEK STORIES AND SCANDINAVIAN ROMANCE
Georgia Aitaki has analysed financial crises, striving for international attention and broken hearts in countries far from home.