Centre for Digital Media Cultures

CDMC Action Against Racial Inequality

Centre for Digital Media Cultures members want to express their deep commitment to the radical change needed to address racial oppression, discrimination and violence.  We remain angered and appalled by the murder of George Floyd in the USA and we look directly to the structural conditions of violence and inequality that brought about his death….

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Brighton University Press Release

University will help improve Coronavirus patient experience of intensive care   University of Brighton academics are working with doctors to understand the challenges that Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care experience in communicating with healthcare workers.   The academics have been providing advice on evaluating a flashcard system which supports healthcare staff to communicate vital…

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EmERGE memebers group photo with bus


An international partnership of clinicians, social scientists, technology developers and HIV community activists met in Brighton in October for their penultimate consortium meeting. The University of Brighton leads two crucial aspects of the European Commission funded EmERGE project. Researchers from the Centre for Digital Media Cultures – Professor Flis Henwood, Dr Mary Darking and Dr…

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Calls for Activities

CDMC Members can apply for funding to support activities related to their research. Proposed activities could include: support for external bid funding, work on research outputs, postgraduate activities, facilitating collaborative research opportunities, facilitating external partnerships and collaborations, work on research impact, external visibility, research & enterprise skills development, workshops, invited speakers, masterclass, etc. All members…

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Digitally Lived Citizenship: role of social media for refugee integration

Talk by CDMC Visiting Fellow Hande Eslen-Ziya Thursday 11 July 2019, 3-4pm. In her talk, ‘Digitally Lived Citizenship: The role of social media for refugee integration in Norway, Sweden and the UK’, Hande Eslen-Ziya, who was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Digital Media Cultures and the Responsible Futures, introduced her research on a new…

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The Death of Web 2.0, and other stories

Talk by CDMC Visiting Fellow Greg Singh Monday 8 July 2019, 3.30-4.30pm. In the contemporary media ecosystem of “always-on” culture, judgements are made quickly and impacts can be far-reaching; affecting our relationships, wellbeing, mental health and the health of our communities. Drawing from and synthesising communitarian ethics, recognition theory, STS approaches, and concepts from relational…

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Digital media, visual narratives of illness and public self-representation

Talk by CDMC Visiting Fellow, Rebeca Pardo Sainz Tuesday 2 July 2019, 2-3pm.     The arrival of the Internet and smartphones have given patients, family members and caregivers access to their own public representation. This seems to be providing the affected people with agency to transform the stigmatizing iconography of certain groups through self-referential images that…

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Mediated rapes: Politics and visualities in the digital era

Talk by CDMC Visiting Fellow Elisa Garcia Tuesday 2 July 2019, 1-2pm. How are social media and mobile technologies reshaping sexual violence? Why do perpetrators film sexual assaults? Why do people watch and share these violent sexual contents? One of the consequences of the widespread of social media and mobile technologies is the digitalization of rape;…

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