Department of Information Science and Media Studies

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Studenter Media City Bergen

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies is the result of a merger between the two former entities – The Department of Information Science and The Department of Media Studies. The two disciplines joined forces in 2004 against a technological backdrop where convergence within various media and communication forms called for increasingly interdisciplinary research. Core research efforts at the Department includes the study of information and communication technologies, their social and historical developments, their institutional contexts, their contents and their use(r)s. The department runs a number of research and innovation projects, and both the education and the research is closely linked to an active and internationally oriented research environments.

We are located in Fosswinckelsgate 6. and in The Norwegian Media Cluster at Media City Bergen.

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3,5 million NOK grant to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

HCI got it's application for funding granted and will be awarded 3,5 million NOK. The money will go to the project Enabling equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI)
Klyngesatsing blir viktig for fremtidig samarbeid mellom næringsliv og akademia.

MediaFutures: Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation

Researchers, media and technology companies in Media City Bergen will establish a centre for developing responsible media technology for the future. The University of Bergen (UiB) and partners from research and industry have now been granted status as Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI) .


Seven new positions at MediaFutures

Activities at MediaFutures are increasing and the center has just announced seven new positions. The positions in questions are all recruitement positions within media studies and information science.

New Research Project about Covid-19, climate change and media use

New research project about Covid-19, climate change and media use

Researchers from The University of Bergen have received funding for the project “Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Award winners

AI students win best paper award

Infomedia master students presented report on the limitations of the state-of-the-art in bias mitigation. Their project report was awarded the best paper award at Norwegian Informatics Conference.

Published books and articles

Ways of Seeing in the Neoliberal State -  Asbjørn Grønstad

The Palgrave Handbook of Image Studies - contribution by Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes

Kingdom of Nokia - How a Nation Served the Needs of One Company (2021) - Carl-Gustav Lindén

Silicon Valley och makten över medierna (2020) - Carl-Gustav Lindén

Rethinking Art and Visual Culture - The Poetics of Opacity (2020) - Asbjørn Grønstad

"Sport and National Culture in Swedish Film”, i boken Sport, Film and National Culture (2021) – Peter Dahlén

Immersuve Journalism as Storytelling - Ethics, Production and Design (2020) - Turo Uskali, Astrid Gynnild, Sarah Jones, Esa Sirkkunen

Informerte borgere? (2020) - Hallvard Moe, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Brita Ytre-Arne, Tine U. Figenschou, Torgeir U. Nærland, Hilde Sakariassen og Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

Meir på nynorsk til fleire (2019) - Martin Eide

Komme til orde (2019) - Anders Johansen

Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture (2019) - Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågenes

Intervju med MIT scholar og MacArthur Fellow Lisa Parks i Journal of Visual Culture (2019) - Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes

Transgression in Games and Play (2019) - Kristine Jørgensen and Faltin Karlsen (eds.)

"The Aesthetic Imaginary and the Case of Ernie Gehr" - Asbjørn Grønstad (first chapter in "Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries")

The Two Unwatchables (2019), i boken "Unwatchable" - Asbjørn Grønstad

Norsk kriminaljournalistikk etter 2000 - En vegg av krim (2019) - Lars Arve Røssland