Distinguished Lectures in Informatics and Media

Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media presents the Distinguished Lectures in Informatics and Media, which delivers lectures given by thought-leaders and scholars selected on the basis of their academic knowledge, creativity, originality and innovativeness. The lectures are "distinguished" because of their content, with external speakers showcasing their research and sharing with the Uppsala University community their knowledge in dialogue with the department’s disciplines.

The lecture series is open to a wide audience, although prior registration might be required.

2018-11-06: Nadia Berthouze, Professor in Affective Computing and Interaction at University College London, UK. Title: The affective body in a technology-mediated world

2018-10-16: Kristina Höök, Professor in Interaction Design at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Title: Designing with the Body: Somaesthetic Interaction Design

2018-05-29: Michael Papa, Professor, Central Michigan University, Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts. Title: Waging Peace: Implications for Communication Theory and Praxis in Darfur

2018-05-14: Shirley Gregor, Professor of Information Systems, Australian National University, Australia. Title: A Theory of Communication Strategies for Intelligent Systems

2018-03-16: Nick Couldry, professor of media, communications and social theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Title: The Mediated Construction of Reality

2018-02-16: Maung K. Sein is a Professor of Information Systems at University of Agder, Norway. A Critical Realist Retelling of the Story of Affordances in Information Systems.

2018-01-23: Henry Jenkins, Professor, School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA. Title: Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination

2017-10-17: Jon Simons, PhD, Associate Head of School of Arts and Communication (Research and Knowledge Exchange), Leeds Trinity University, UK. Title: From Ear to Ear, From Camera to Screen: The Bereaved Families Forum and Peace Activism in Israel-Palestine

2017-10-16: John Leslie King, Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan, USA. Title: Trust but Verify: The Likely Impact of Blockchain Technologies

For enquiries about the series, please contact Deqa Farah-Asbury