Guidelines for the Use of New Media in Crisis Situations

The COntribution of Social Media In Crisis Management (COSMIC ), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, Grant agreement no: 312737) has now been completed. The conclusion to our project comes with a set of guidelines for use of new media in emergencies.   The guidelines adopt “AID” principles to use of media technologies:…

Call for Papers: Situational Awareness Systems in Disaster and Emergency Medicine

Situational awareness (SA) is a prerogative for effective decision making during emergencies. A burgeoning number of ICT tools and analytical methods are being developed to enhance both individual, as well as shared (team) situational awareness during large or small scale medical emergencies and d  isasters. In this light, Situational Awareness Systems track of The World…

PhD Studentship(s) at Social Interaction and Media Lab, Koç University, Istanbul

SIMLAB at Koç University, Istanbul is looking for candidates for PhD studentships interested in working in the following topics: Online socialization Impression formation, relationship initiation and maintanance on social media Self-disclosure, communication and detection of emotions on social media Social media and identity Privacy attitudes, preferences and privacy management behavior of users Candidates should have…

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics has arrived

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders Olof Larsson and Christian Christensen is now available for purchase. About the book: Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to…

Assistant Professor Position in Industrial Product Design or Interaction Design at Koç University

The Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University would like to invite applications for a full-time assistant professor position starting in September 2016, connected to the Koç University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR). The position is allocated for candidates specializing in Industrial Product Design, or Interaction Design. Applicants are expected…

Faculty Positions at Department of Media and Visual Arts, Koç University

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts invites applications for full-time faculty positions of any rank (beginning September 2016). Areas of specialization are open, but candidates specializing in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply Media/communication studies, cultural studies, digital/social media Aesthetics, art theory, contemporary art, visual studies, visual culture Media production (e.g., film,…

Survey on UGC and Working with Traumatic Images

Peers from Eyewitness Media Hub have a new survey on User Generated Content and Working with Traumatic Images. The purpose of the survey is to improve our understanding of the challenges facing professionals handling user-generated content (UGC) and the provisions currently in place to support those engaging with traumatic UGC. The study is sponsored by…

New Media Faculty Positions at Kadir Has University

The New Media Department at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, invites applications for an associate/assistant professor and for a lecturer position in new media beginning 2015-2016 academic year. Successful candidates should have following qualifications. Qualifications for the associate/assistant professor position: A Ph.D. degree in the field of Communication and Media, Sociology, Economy or Management; A record of scholarly achievement…

Design Lab at Koç University Presents: A Cinematic Talk with Peter Greenaway

Academic, painter and master of cinema, Peter Greenaway, will release his new film, “Eisenstein in Guanajuato”, this year. Prior to the film’s release, Mr. Greenaway will meet with designers in a talk organized by Koç University Design Lab. At the event that will take place as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial, and with support…

“Involving Citizens In Emergency Preparedness And Response” Workshop In Istanbul

The tentative schedule for the COSMIC “Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop”, to be held in Istanbul is now ready. Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and ResponseInternational WorkshopLocation: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, IstanbulDate: September 4, 2014; ThursdayFor further information about the workshop, please click here or here.  If you are interested in attending the conference,…

PhD Job Opportunity at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

“Cypriot Community Media and Conflict” project. The Media and Communication Department (SCOM) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is calling for applications for minimally one full-time doctoral researcher in “Cypriot Community Media and Conflict”. Prospective PhD candidates are hereby invited to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is 25 April 2014. Project description The 4-year…