Research

Public Service Media & the data-driven approach
My current research centers how the implementation of big data in public service media and the threat this posses to publicness. I am interested in the implications this data use has for questions pertaining agency, ethics and the public sphere and how the digital infrastructure of PSM can support their social aims.

Datafied Society activities

  • Book project – The Datafied Society
  • Reimagining Twitter as Tool for Audience Research
  • The Black Pete Discussion on Facebook
  • Open Data platform

PhD project “The Paradox of Liveness: From the Broadcast Media Era to the Social Media Era” (completed 2014)
Liveness has been a persistent and much-debated concept in media studies. It has long been associated with broadcast media, and television in particular. However, the emergence of social media, following the dot-com bubble bust, has brought new forms of liveness into effect. These challenge common assumptions about and perspectives on liveness, which fail to capture these new forms, provoking a revisiting of the concept. This dissertation seeks to develop a more comprehensive understanding of what liveness is and, perhaps even more pertinently, to clarify the stakes surrounding the category of the ‘live.’