Geographies of Media Convergence

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: Yes

Project Abstract

This research project is situated at the intersection of human geography and media studies and seeks to understand the geographies of media convergence and the possibilities they hold for spaces and practices of democracy, cultural contestation and citizenship. We are interested in forms of convergence that involve different media technologies and platforms, diverse sites and cultural contexts, and interactive relationships between politics and popular cultures. Our research explores a range of convergent media formations, discourses and practices, including the articulation of diverse popular (geo)political imaginaries, identities and communities; new convergent chains involving television, cell phones, social networking and so-called geospatial technologies (such as GIS, GPS and remote sensing); and the multidimensional significance of convergence within the flourishing of indigenous people’s media in different parts of the world. We welcome enquiries from potential graduate students wishing to work at the intersection of human geography and media studies.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Julie Cupples: Principal Investigator; School of Earth and Environment
  • Kevin Glynn: Principal Investigator; Humanities and Creative Arts

Subject Area: Disciplines