Mirko Tobias Schäfer / Assistant Professor
University of Utrecht Department for Media and Culture Studies


Date September 2013 / Category Theory

His research into participation and co-production led Mirko's attention to the different ways user interfaces and platform configuration channel user activities. His research is focused on web platforms as expansion of the public sphere. Together with the Utrecht Data School, which he co-founded, Mirko conducts a number of investigations into social media, open data projects. The research is funded through external partners, national research funds and Utrecht University. This post provides an overview of the research projects.

Date October 2012 / Category Theory

Mirko is exploring technology and analyzing its discourses.
His research activities focus on cultural and socio-political aspects of computer technology and software. His fields of research can be summarized as:

Participatory Culture; Technology Appropriation & Innovation; Networked Media, Politics and the Public Sphere

2000 - 2022 Mirko Tobias Schäfer

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