Media Lab Talk # 3 17th March 3PM GMT

Media Lab Talk #3 – 17th March 2021 – 3 pm GMT

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Mathias Fuchs

Gamification Lab

Presented by Ivan Barroso and Alexandre Rodrigues

Bio: Mathias Fuchs is a leading scholar in the field of game art and game studies. He is an artist, musician and media scholar and has been active as Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford/ UK for more than10 years. He pioneered in the artistic use of computer games. In October 2012 he became a professor at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.


Alyn Euritt

University of Leipzig, Podcast Studies Network

Presented by: Fuad Halwani and Diogo Vasconcelos

Bio: Alyn Euritt is a late stage doctoral candidate studying intimacy in podcasting at the Institute for American Studies, Universität Leipzig. She is currently editing a themed section of Participations entitled Podcasting’s Listening Publics, co-organized the Podcasting Poetics conference in Mainz and the virtual symposium Emerging Research in Podcast Studies, and has both published and has upcoming work in Porn Studies, Podcast Studies, Revenant, The Routledge Companion to Radio Studies, Popular Communication, Gender Forum, and kommunikation@gesellschaft.


Dustin W. Supa

PhD., Senior Associate Dean College Communication, Boston University

Communication Research Center

Presented by: Jorge Humberto


Bio: Dr. Dustin Supa currently serves as the senior associate dean in the College of Communication at Boston University, a position he has held since 2017. He also holds the faculty rank of tenured associate professor of public relations in the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations.

Supa received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Miami and his B.A. in English from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Prior to his 2011 appointment at Boston University, Supa was an assistant professor and sequence coordinator for public relations at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His main areas of teaching have been in the areas of visual communication, media relations, research methodology and communication theory.

Dr. Supa’s research focuses on the media relations process in public relations, corporate social advocacy (activism) and the integration of public relations and advertising. He has published nearly two dozen peer-reviewed articles and has presented at more than 40 conferences. He is the author (with Lynn Zoch) of Strategic Media Relations in the Age of Information, published by Oxford University Press. He also serves as editor for The World of Communication: The Human Storyteller.



— Past Sessions —


Media Lab Talk #1 – 17th February 2021

William Uricchio 

MIT Open Documentary Lab

presented by: Jacopo Wassermann and Anastasya Maksymchuk

William Uricchio has spent most of his life connecting, moving between, comparing…. His academic studies moved between philosophy (symbolic logic and aesthetics) and cinema studies (early non-fiction representation); his work in documentary moved between theory and practice; his teaching career moved between Europe and the US; and his research trajectory has moved from memory palaces to algorithmic authorship. William is professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, where he is principal investigator of the MIT Open Documentary Lab. He is also professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Stockholm, the Freie Universität Berlin, Phillips-Universität Marburg, and the University of Science and Technology of China. William was one of the leaders of a five-year long European Science Foundation project entitled Changing Media, Changing Europe, and he has received Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright awards, and the Berlin Prize.

Joana Pimenta 

Film Study Center and Sensory Ethnography Lab – SEL Harvard University

Presented by Mariana Duarte

JOANA PIMENTA is a filmmaker from Lisbon, Portugal, currently living and working between the United States and Brazil. Her short film The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees received the Competition Award at Indielisboa ’14, where it premiered, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and has been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Jihlava, Mar del Plata, Ambulante, Edinburgh, Videoex, Taipei, among other venues. Her video installation work has been recently presented at the Festival Temps d’Images, the Fundacion Botin, Galeria da Boavista, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and The Pipe Factory, among others. She works and teaches in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University and in the BFA program in Film at Rutgers University, and is a fellow at the Film Study Center and the Sensory Ethnography Lab. Since 2020, she is the director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University, which supports the non-fiction projects such as documentaries and video installations.

Paulo Nuno Vicente

iNOVA Media Lab

Presented by Tarun Madupu and Margaryta

Paulo Nuno Vicente works as an Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he founded in 2016 and since then coordinates iNOVA Media Lab, a research and development laboratory dedicated to the study of immersive and interactive narrative, human interface technologies, innovation and digital transformation, new media literacies, science communication, social media and information visualization. He started his career as a non-fiction multimedia storyteller. As a journalist, multimedia documentary filmmaker, producer and director, he has worked extensively across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. As a digital entrepreneur, in 2013, he founded Bagabaga Studios, an interdisciplinary co-op dedicated to digital media production and advanced training. He holds a PhD on Digital Media (UT Austin Portugal) and he is an honored recipient of the prestigious German Marshall Fund of the United States Fellowship (2016) and Calouste Gulbekian Prize – Knowledge (2019).


Media Lab Talk #2 – 3rd March 2021

Susan Edwards 

Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education
Australian Catholic University

presented by: João Miguel Real

Professor Susan Edwards is Director of the Early Childhood Futures research program in the Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University. Her group investigates the role of play-based learning in the early childhood curriculum for the 21st century. Professor Edwards has completed work as a Chief Investigator on three Australian Research Council (ARC). Most recently, Professor Edwards was successful in her application to lead a major ARC Linkage Project awarded to develop an online tool guiding the use of digital technology for service providers in early childhood.

Nataly De Monte

Director, CFC Media Lab at Canadian Film Centre

Presented by: Pedro Miguel Sousa

Nataly De Monte is the Director at CFC Media Lab and the Managing Director for Fifth Wave Initiative, bringing a cross-section of interdisciplinary experience in production, team management, written communications and industry outreach to this role. At the CFC Media Lab, Nataly launched Canada’s first intersectional feminist business accelerator, Fifth Wave, and runs the day-to-day operations of IDEABOOST, a tech startup accelerator program in the digital media and entertainment ecosystem. Each program requires overseeing team workflow, multi-platform marketing and communications, stakeholder management, partnerships, editorial pipeline and all aspects of programming. Nataly’s background in advertising, marketing and production in both the public and private sectors, together with her interest in entrepreneurship and disruption in the digital arts and media space has put her at the forefront of a number of major creative and market-shifting projects with leading corporate and creative organizations in Canada.

Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás and Felix Koberstein
ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), Germany

Presented by Sara Santos & Lucas Rached

Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás is a curator and researcher. She has curated exhibitions at institutions of contemporary and media art worldwide since 2006, including at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), Chronus Art Center (Shanghai), Tallinna Kunstihoone, Műcsarnok Budapest, focusing on the constantly changing media of contemporary art and intersections with various disciplines. She has initiated and developed thematic exhibitions raising questions such as the genealogy and social impact of planetary computation and computer code, electronic surveillance and democracy, and synesthetic perception.

Felix Koberstein is an art historian focusing on documentary processes in and for the arts, specifically on methods of preserving and remembering space-based artworks. Currently he is working as a project assistant on the research project BEYOND MATTER at ZKM | Karlsruhe, where he is particularly involved in the scientific reconditioning on the digital revival of historical exhibitions.
Previously, he worked as an assistant curator at Heidelberger Kunstverein and was founding member and co-director of the non-profit art space Flur11 (Braunschweig). A dissertation on the intertwining of exhibitions and archives in digital space is in preparation.

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