• MA Television and Cross-Media Culture – Call for Applications open

    MA Television and Cross-Media Culture – Call for Applications open

    International Call for Applications MA in Media Studies: Television and Cross-Media Culture Description: The Master’s in Media Studies: Television and Cross-Media Culture puts the changing media landscape at the centre of attention: What happens if television – with its programme schedules and live events – is complemented and partly replaced by…

  • Documentary Film Screening: Urban Tides

    Documentary Film Screening: Urban Tides

    Time: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5-7 pm Location: REC-M 1.01, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam (map it) In collaboration with Metabolic Foundation, the ASCA Cities Project is hosting a free public screening of the documentary URBAN TIDES about the making of De Ceuvel cleantech creative space in Amsterdam-Noord. The screening will…

  • Reading Group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Oct 9, 3-5pm

    Reading Group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Oct 9, 3-5pm

    The reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies” is meeting for the second time. This time we are reading the introduction and 2 chapters from Karen Collins. Playing with Sound. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013, pp. 1-58. Click here to access the text. We are meeting on October 9, 3-5pm, at Turfdraagsterpad…

  • Participatory and Remix Cultures (research seminar)

    Participatory and Remix Cultures (research seminar)

    Toni Pape’s new course on participatory practices across media, begins with trends in contemporary art and relating these to practices of remixing popular culture. Since the 1990s, both particpatory art and digital remix practices have drawn a lot of attention from critics and audiences. In this course, we will first…

  • Media Garbage (research seminar)

    Media Garbage (research seminar)

    A new research seminar for students in the MA Television and Cross-Media Culture has started: Media Garbage. This research seminar will draw on a diverse selection of theoretical and critical writings on waste, materiality, excess, kitsch, and aesthetics to explore the interrelations between media and garbage in the era of…

  • Television as Play (research seminar)

    Television as Play (research seminar)

    Karin van Es’ seminar on television as play introduces students to new modes of audience participation. Although audience participation in television is hardly new, social media and mobile/online apps offer new and exciting ways for engaging with and around television content. In attempts to bring about what Henry Jenkins (2006)…

  • The Cross-Media Aesthetics of Stealth (research seminar)

    The Cross-Media Aesthetics of Stealth (research seminar)

    Over the last two decades, one can observe a considerable increase in the use of (public and private) surveillance technologies. The research seminar offered by Toni Pape introduces students to one specific response to this development: stealth. As opposed to surveillance, stealth foregrounds the attempt to remain imperceptible, to stay under the…

  • Americanization and Globalization of Popular Culture (research seminar)

    Americanization and Globalization of Popular Culture (research seminar)

    One of the new seminars in the Television and Cross-Media Culture program is Jaap Kooijman’s course on “Americanization and Globalization of Popular Culture”. In this seminar students address American popular culture as it  remains dominant in western media cultures. American television series, Hollywood film, pop music, and advertisements are globally mediated.…

  • MA: Television and Cross-Media Culture

    MA: Television and Cross-Media Culture

    If you are interested in studying contemporary media culture from a critical perspective, then the Master’s programme Television and Cross-Media Culture is what you’re looking for. The programme  offers the tools to understand and to evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday…