Alumni, research

Euro 2020: could Twitter stop racist abuse before it happens?

Dr Ruth Adams of CMCI met up (online) with Dr Nicole Ferdinand, Senior Lecturer in Events Management at Oxford Brookes University, to learn more about her groundbreaking work as part of the research collective RUAIRE.  RUAIRE stands for Responsible Use of AI in Recreation and International Events, and is dedicated to using AI and other… Continue reading Euro 2020: could Twitter stop racist abuse before it happens?

News

New research on ‘rituals of transition’ among dating app users

Dating app users participate in ‘rituals of transition’ as they signal mutual interest and heightened intimacy by moving conversations from dating apps to social media messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. These rituals of transition occur primarily prior to, but also occasionally during, or immediately after, a date.  Fabian Broeker, CMCI PhD candidate, examines this behaviour… Continue reading New research on ‘rituals of transition’ among dating app users

conferences, Emerging Voices

CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY

CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2021 Programme Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid  Day One: Thursday 1st July, 10am-15.15pm (BST)   Keynote speaker: Dr Wing-Fai Leung, King's College London  10.00-10.45 am  Asian Body and the Virus: Decolonisation of Knowledge Production as a Method  Abstract: The global pandemic has changed the academia from e-conference, curtailed and cancelled fieldwork to numerous… Continue reading CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY

Digital Culture, Memory & Heritage, Representation

Understanding contemporary Chinese national identity formation through Taiwan

Andong Li Scholarship of nationalism studies has been trying hard to respond to the paradox that nationalist sentiment sharply surges in many countries while the world is becoming more digitalised and globalised. It seems to be increasingly obvious that the cosmopolitan promise of globalisation and digitisation has failed, and cross-Strait (Chinese mainland-Taiwan) relations might be… Continue reading Understanding contemporary Chinese national identity formation through Taiwan

Cultures of Creativity, Digital Culture, Museum Curation, News, Representation, Uncategorised

#KuñaJesareko: Instagram as a place for the female gaze

Jazmín Ruiz Díaz I have recently had the opportunity of presenting my book chapter The Female Gaze in Times of Selfies as a member of the Feminist & Gender Research Reading Group at King’s/Queen Mary (Liss DTP). This chapter — part of the book Amalgama: Women, Identity & Diaspora— represents the culmination of what started… Continue reading #KuñaJesareko: Instagram as a place for the female gaze

Digital Culture, Media Industries

China on the Move and the Children Left Behind

Xiaoying Han My research interest in children’s media grew out of my time studying for a master’s degree in journalism. I came across an online forum called ‘Left-behind Children Bar’, the members of which were mainly left-behind children in China. Many of them posted about their hatred towards their parents and their feelings of abandonment.… Continue reading China on the Move and the Children Left Behind

Digital Culture, Media Industries, Representation

A Window into South Africa through Reality TV and Social Media

Addiel Dzinoreva In 1994 South Africa finally ended apartheid and a new country led by Nelson Mandela was born, carrying the hopes and dreams of previously disenfranchised black people. For black people in the media and creative industries, and hopeful storytellers like myself, there was great excitement about the opportunities the new dispensation provided for… Continue reading A Window into South Africa through Reality TV and Social Media