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Teams lecture: ‘The Making of Deep Mediatization’ - prof. dr. Andreas Hepp

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RMeS lecture by prof. dr. Andreas Hepp (Bremen) on pioneer communities and the making of deep mediatization (held in Microsoft Teams)

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NOTE: THIS LECTURE WILL BE HELD IN MICROSOFT TEAMS

In his latest book Deep Mediatization (CRC Press, 2019) prof. dr. Andreas Hepp takes an integrative look at one of the biggest questions in media and communications research: how digital media is changing society. Often, such questions are discussed in isolation losing sight of the overarching context in which they are situated. In contrast to this, Hepp tries to outline a theory of the re-figuration of society by digital media and their infrastructures and provides an understanding of how profound today’s media-related changes are, not only for institutions, organizations and communities, but for the individual as well.

In this talk Hepp will focus on one particular aspect of deep mediatization, namely that of its “making”. Normally, the progressive saturation of society with digital media and infrastructures is associated with the engagement of large corporations like Apple, Google or Microsoft. But we cannot understand the “making” of deep mediatization without also considering pioneer communities such as the Whole Earth Network, the Quantified Self or the Maker movements. In this talk Hepp will focus on these, their influence and their life cycles.

Respondent: Dr. Markus Stauff (University of Amsterdam)

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Dr Andreas Hepp is Full Professor of Media and Communications and Head of ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Germany. He was Visiting Researcher and Professor at leading institutions such as London School of Economics and Political Science, Goldsmiths University of London, UK, and Université Paris II Panthéon ASSAS, France. He is the author of twelve monographs including The Mediated Construction of Reality (with Nick Couldry, Polity, 2017), Transcultural Communication (Wiley, 2015) and Cultures of Mediatization (Polity, 2013). His latest book is Deep Mediatization (Routledge, 2019). http://www.andreas-hepp.name

Organized by Research School for Media Studies and Datafied Society

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