What is Visual Journalism? And what are the most important aspects of Virtual Reality Journalism? ViSmedia researchers Astrid Gynnild and Turo Uskali elaborate on the terms in The International Encyclopaedia of Journalism Studies, recently published online by Wiley & Son.Read More
Professor Øyvind Vågnes uses the speculative fiction of Black Mirror to teach his students about script writing, and to reflect on questions concerning surveillance and human interaction with technology.Read More
Deepfake technology can be used to make compelling videos and audio clips of individuals doing and saying things they never did or said. In an article for Nieman Lab, ViSmedia-researchers Nicholas Diakopoulos and Deborah Johnson elaborate seven scenarios for how deepfakes can be used to impact the US elections.Read More
Students are the true explorers of new technological terrain in the context of media and communication.
On Tuesday May 28 an audience of academics and media industry people could learn about the productions that students made in collaboration with Vismedia in the winter of 2019.Read More
Danish photo editor, Thomas Borberg, is sick of seeing pictures of people that are «just standing there».Read More
Professor Astrid Gynnild was a featured guest on the radio show Kurér on NRK to talk about the use of drones in journalism.Read More
Contemporary surveillance is seeping and spreading into many life areas where it once had only marginal sway. The shiny screen becomes the main character in the culture of surveillance.Read More
The cookie monster gives you better ads and cashes in on your personality. Newspapers are becoming a part of the surveillance capitalism.
We are becoming the product of technology, instead of producing it. If technological determinism is right, why should we try harder? It’s an intellectual obligation to double check, just in case.Read More
Through smart street lights and AI, creating the chilling feeling of never being able to do anything without being watched.Read More
Humanoid sex dolls and robot brothels are coming, but how realistic should your sex doll be?Read More
Who knows what is fake and what is real? Duc Tien Dang Nguyen does. Through photo forensics, he reveals the best photoshopped examples, and gives you a few tips on how you can spot a fake image.
The lights are watching you. Street lights equipped with sensors can monitor all your movements in public places.Read More
Balloons, kites, pigeons, aeroplanes and helicopters have all been used to take aerial photos. Today, drones and satellites can replace the pigeons.Read More
You know how to lock your bike, but do you know how to keep your data safe? Digital self-defence becomes too complex for many to deal with, but you don’t have a choice. Danish journalist Freja Wedenborg explains digital tools that makes digital self-defence just as easy as locking your bike.Read More
Did you miss out of this years ViSmedia conference? or just like to reminisce , don’t worry! See all the pictures and the presentations here.Read More
In his speech he reminded us all of the importance of understanding and seeking knowledge about new technology. Olsen emphasized that research and development of new technology is both significant and alarming.Read More
By 2021, they will use face recognition to identify 100% of international passengers at US airports. One problem with this is false matches.
Can philosophy help us understand and relate to Virtual Reality? Who knows? But that’s the sort of questions that intrigue Joakim Vindenes, a research fellow at the Center for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen.Read More