The Media cluster elucidates and explores humanity's increasingly varied opportunities for expression and communication in time and space, and its impact on culture and society, not least in transnational relations. Media is not only electronic media, but includes other basic cultural forms such as speech, text, image, as well as dance and sound, and architecture and design. Reaching a broad understanding of human forms of media communication, and simultaneously illustrating their diversity and change, is one of the central tasks of anthropology. Researchers in the cluster study, amongst other topics, time and visual anthropology, activists’ use of the internet, and literature and art related to questions about media.

Professor Helena Wulff leads the Media cluster.

 

A newsstand in Isfahan, Iran. Photo: Shahram Khosravi
A newsstand in Isfahan, Iran. Photo: Shahram Khosravi