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My essay on participative propaganda Medien und Partizipation. Zwischen Distributionsapparat und partizipativer Propaganda is now available at the online journal Kommunikation@Gesellschaft. It is part of a special edition on participation, edited by Marion Näser-Lather and Barbara Frischling, and it is hosted by the Social Science Open Access Repository. It is in German, here is an […]

“Beyond Germany: German Media theory in a Global Context” is the title of the preconference I am preparing together with Andreas Ströhl (Goethe Institut, Washington DC) and Bernhard Debatin (Ohio University). This event is part of the programming of the 2019 ICA annual conference in Washington. Hosted by the Goethe Institut, it will focus on […]

Inmitten des Lärms um Sharing Economy und Social Media ist selten die Frage zu vernehmen, welche Bewandtnis es mit dem Teilen selbst eigentlich hat. Was sagen wir, wenn wir sagen, wir „teilen“? Dass das Teilen selbst vertrauter und alltäglich Vorgang ist und nicht als etwas Besonderes wahrgenommen wird schafft leicht das Gefühl, hier gäbe es […]

In La società trasparente (1989), Vattimo places the “relative chaos” of the mass media at the heart of his understanding of postmodernity as an epoch of the weakening of being. The consequent decline of strong foundations for political author- ity was part of Vattimo’s emancipatory reading of the media. In the second edition of the […]

The latest issue of Media and Communication on peacebuilding in the age of new media is out. Edited by Vladimir Bratić, the issue explores the innovative use of new media technologies in peacebuilding both from a theoretical and applied angle. In my own contribution, Elicitive Conflict Transformation and New Media: In Search for a Common […]

An interview conducted by German artist and cyberfeminist Cornila Sollfrank during the transmediale workshop at Liverpool John Moores University has appeared in the APRJA issue Excessive Research. We talk about the notion of excess, its significance in the work of Bataille, and its role in conceptualizing sharing.

“The rise of ‘sharing in communication and media studies,” by Nicholas A. John (Hebrew University, Israel) and myself is available online now at the digital version of Information, Communication, and Society. Full Special Issue on Sharing will follow early 2016.