Output and Publications in Existential Media Studies

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New publications from the BioMe team

Tudor, Matilda (2022). A Queer Kind of Dwelling: Digital Thrownness and Existential Security Among Sexual Minorities in Russia. New Media and Society.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2022). Existential Media: A Media Theory of the Limit Situation, New York: Oxford University Press.

Smolicki, Jacek (2022). Slip of the Digital Tongue, (+ artwork, a sound installation/listening session), in The Computer as Seen at the End of the Human Age, Göteborg: Rojal Förlag.

Eriksson Lundström, Jenny & Amanda Lagerkvist (in progress) The Defining Humanity of Amazon One: Probing the Powers of Automated Hand Geometry.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2021). Digitale Grenzsituationen: Antizipierende Medien jenseits 'der neuen KI-Ära', in: Merle, Kristin , Nord, Ilona (Hgg.). Mediatisierung religiöser Kultur. Praktisch-theologische Standortbestimmungen im interdisziplinären Kontext (Veröffentlichungen der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Theologie), Leipzig, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt (im Erscheinen).

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2020). Digital Limit Situations: Anticipatory Media Beyond ‘The New AI Era’. Journal of Digital Social Research, 2(3), 16–41.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2021). The Digital Afterlife, in R. Tsuria & H. Campbell Eds. Digital Religion 2.0, .New York: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, Amanda, Jacek Smolicki & Matilda Tudor (forthcoming). Sonorous Surfaces, Biased Backends: The Gendered Voices of AI Assistants as Existential Media, in L. Parks, S. De Ridder & J. Velkova, Eds. Media Backends: The Politics of Infrastructure, Clouds, and Artificial Intelligence, Chicago: The University of Illinois Press.

Lagerkvist, Amanda; Tudor, Matilda; Smolicki Jacek; Ess, Charles M.; Eriksson Lundström, Jenny; Rogg, Maria (forthcoming). Body Stakes: Toward an Existential Ethics of Care in Living with Biometrics and AI. AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.

Smolicki, Jacek (2021). Minuting. Rethinking the Ordinary Through the Ritual of Transversal Listening. VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, Issue 5.

Tudor, Matilda (2021). Queering Digital Media Spatiality: A Phenomenology of Bodies Being Stopped. Feminist Media Studies.

New and forthcoming output in Existential Media Studies

Stenström, Kristina (2020). Involuntary Childlessness Online: Digital Lifelines Through Blogs and InstagramNew media & society, October 2020, pp. 1–18.

Stenström, Kristina and Cerratto Pargman, Teresa. (2021). Existential vulnerability and transition: Struggling with involuntary childlessness on Instagram. Nordicom Review, 42 (Special Issue 4), 177–193.

Earlier publications within the Existential Terrains Programme

Andersson, Yvonne (2017). Blogs and the Art of Dying: Blogging with, and about, Severe Cancer in Late Modern Swedish Society. OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, Article first published online: July 12, 2017.

Ess, Charles M. (2020). Digital Media Ethics: Digital Media and Society Series. Polity Press.

Ess, Charles M. (2019). Existentialism in the (Post-) Digital Era. IMMA Magazine, 1 March 2019.

Ess, Charles M. (2017). Ed. Communication and Technology (with R. Ling, G. Enli, H. Campbell, M. Bakardjieva, R. Gehl, J. Abdelnour-Nocera & M. Denmore, E. Staksrud, T. Milosevic), in D. Ewoldsen, W. Zhang, eds., The Annals of the International Communication Association: special double issue, Vol. 1, issue 3 (September, 2017), Volume 1, issue 4 (December, 2017).

Ess, Charles M. (2016 /2017). Can We Say Anything Ethical About Digital Religion? Philosophical and Methodological Considerations. New media & society, 1–9. Online first, 2016. Print version: new media & society, 2017, Vol. 19(1) 34–42.

Ess, Charles M. (2018). Afterword, in Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture, Amanda Lagerkvist ed., London: Routledge.

Ess, Charles M. (2018). Ethics and Mediatization: Subjectivity, Judgment (Phronesis) and Meta-Theoretical Coherence? in T. Eberwein, M. Karmasin, F. Krotz, M. Rath eds. Responsibility and Resistance: Ethics in Mediatized Worlds, Berlin: Springer.

Ess, Charles M. (2018). Trust, Reliance, and Relational Selves Online: Crises of Trust and Possible Resolutions, in J. Simon, ed. Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy, London: Routledge.

Ess, Charles M. & Segerstad, Y. H. (2018). Everything Old is New Again: The Ethics of Digital Inquiry and its Design”, in Å. Mäkitalo, T. E. Nicewonger, M. Elam, eds. Designs for Experimentation and Inquiry: Approaching Learning and Knowing in Digital Transformation, London: Routledge.

Ess, Charles M. (2017). Grounding Internet Research Ethics 3.0: A view from (the) AoIR. (Foreword), in M. Zimmer, K. Kinder-Kurlanda eds. Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contextsix-xv. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Ess, Charles M. (2017). Digital Media Ethics, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.

Ess, Charles M. (2017). God Out of the Machine?: The Politics and Economics of Technological Development, in A. Beavers ed. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy,  83-111. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference.

Hutchings, Timothy (2017). “We are a United Humanity”: Death, Emotion and Digital Media in the Church of Sweden. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, vol. 61(1) pp. 90-107.

Hutchings, Timothy & Linden, Katya (2017). Tourists at Chernobyl: Existential Meaning and Digital Media, in M. Frihammer & H. Silverman, eds. Heritage of Death: Producing and Consuming Landscapes of Memory, Sentiment and Performance, London: Routledge.

Hutchings, Timothy (2017). Being Church Online: Networks and Existential Terrains, in Creating Church Online: Ritual, Community and New Media, monograph by T. Hutchings. London: Routledge, pp. 220-241.

Hökby S, Hadlaczky G, Westerlund J, Wasserman D, Balazs J, Germanavicius A, Machín N, Meszaros G, Sarchiapone M, Värnik A, Varnik P, Westerlund M, Carli V (2016). Are Mental Health Effects of Internet Use Attributable to the Web-Based Content or Perceived Consequences of Usage? A Longitudinal Study of European AdolescentsJMIR Ment Health, 3(3):e31.

Kasahara-Kiritani M., Hadlaczky G., Westerlund M. et al. (2015). Reading books and watching films as a protective factor against suicidal ideation, in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12: 15937–15942.

Krysinska K., Westerlund M., Niederkrotenthaler T. et al. (2017). A Mapping Study on the Internet and Suicide, in Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention,23:1-10.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2013). New Memory Cultures and Death: Existential Security in the Digital Memory Ecology. Thanatos, Vol 2, Issue 2, December 2013.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2014). A Quest for Communitas: Rethinking Mediated Collective Memory Existentially. Nordicom Review Issue 35, pp. 205-218.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2015). The Netlore of the Infinite: Death (and Beyond) in the Digital Memory Ecology. The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia. Vol 21, issue 1-2.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2016/2017). Existential Media: Toward a Theorization of Digital Thrownness. New Media & Society 19: 96-110.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2016). Embodiments of Memory: Toward and Existential Approach to the Culture of Connectivity, in S. Craps, P. Vermeulen & L. Bond, eds. Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies, New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 173-194.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2017). The Media End: Digital Afterlife Agencies and Techno-existential Closure, in: Andrew Hoskins, ed. Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition, New York: Routledge. 

Lagerkvist, Amanda and Andersson, Yvonne (2017). The Grand Interruption: Death Online and Mediated Lifelines of Shared Vulnerability. Feminist Media Studies 17: 550-564.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2018). Numerical Being and Non-being: Probing the Ethos of Quantification in  Bereavement Online, in: Papacharissi, Z. ed. A Networked Self and Birth, Life, DeathNew York: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2019) ed. Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture. London: Routledge.

Lagerkvist, A. (2018a). “Digital Existence: An Introduction,” in A. Lagerkvist, ed. Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture, London: Routledge. (approx. 37 pages)

Lagerkvist, Amanda (2019). The Internet is Always Awake: Sensations, Sounds and Silences of the Digital Grave, in A. Lagerkvist ed. Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture, London: Routledge (approx. 25 pages).

Lagerkvist, Amanda & Katya Linden (2019). Digital Post-scarcity Versus Default Amnesia: Russian Political Existence and the Online Resurrection of Memories of the Dead at the Nord-ost Theatre Siege, in D.W. Park & N. Maurantonio, eds. Communicating Memory & History, New York: Peter Lang.

Westerlund, Michael Uv (2018). The Usage of Digital Resources by Swedish Suicide Bereaved in Their Grief Work: A Survey Study. Omega Journal of Death and Dying, vol. 81(2) pp. Pages: 272-297.

Westerlund M., Hadlaczky G.Wasserman D. (2015) Case study of posts before and after a suicide on a Swedish internet forum. BJ Psych, 207: 476-482.

Related work and engagement with Existential Media Studies

Campbell Heidi A. (2017). Religious Communication and Technology. Annals of the International Communication Association, 41:3-4, 228-234.

Campbell, Heidi. & Giulia Evolvi (2019). Contextualizing Current Digital Religion Research on Emerging Technologies. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, First published: 09 May 2019.

De Vries, Patricia (2020). Algorithmic Anxiety in Contemporary Art: A Kierkegaardian Inquiry into the Imaginary of Possibility, Doctoral dissertation.

Doeveling, Katrin; Harju, Anu A.; Sommer, Denise (2018). From Mediatized Emotion to Digital Affect Cultures: New Technologies and Global Flows of EmotionSocial Media + Society, Vol. 4(1).

Frosh, Paul (2016). The Mouse, the Screen and the Holocaust Witness: Interface Aesthetics and Moral Response. new media & society, vol. 20(1) pp. 351-368.

Frosh, Paul (2019). The Poetics of Digital Media, Medford: Polity.

Graham, Connor; Smith, Wally; Moncur, Wendy; et al. (2018). Introduction: Mortality in DesignDesign Issues, vol. 34(1) Special Issue SI, pp. 3-14.

Horsfield, Peter (2018). Rethinking the Study of “Religion” and Media from an Existential Perspective. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 16 Apr 2018, Volume 7: Issue 1, pp. 50–66.

Karpi, Tero (2018). Disconnect: Facebook’s Affective Bonds, University of Minnesota Press.

Kneese, Tamara (2018). Mourning the Commons: Circulating Affect in Crowdfunded Funeral Campaigns. Social Media + Society, vol. 4(1).

Kylmälä, Timo P. (2019). Life of Artifice, Doctoral dissertation, University of Tampere.

Markham, Tim (2020) Digital Life, Oxford: Polity Press.

Peterson, Kristin M. (2020). Pushing Boundaries and Blurring Categories in Digital Media and Religion Research. Sociology Compass, vol. 14(3).

Smolicki, Jacek (2019). 'Czy staliśmy się już postcyfrowi?’ (‘Have We Become Post-Digital Yet?’). FORMY (an online, peer-reviewed journal published by Design Department of Krakow Fine Art Academy).

Smolicki, Jacek (2018). 'You Press the Button, We Do the Rest. Personal Archiving in Capture Culture', in A. Romele and E. Terrone, eds. Towards a Philosophy of the Digital, Palgrave  Macmillan.

Smolicki, Jacek (2017). Para-archives. Rethinking Personal Archiving Practices in the Times of Capture Culture. Doctoral dissertation, Malmö University, Sweden.

Stage, Carsten; Hvidtfeldt, Karen; Klastrup, Lisbeth (2020). Vital Media: The Affective and Temporal Dynamics of Young Cancer Patients’ Social Media PracticesSocial Media + Society, Vol. 6(2) pp. 1-13.

Tudor, Matilda (2018). Desire Lines: Towards a Queer Digital Media Phenomenology. Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, Huddinge.

Zagidullina, Marina (2018). Post-Traumatic Reflection and Social Self-Therapy: How the Metaphor of ‘Spiritual Crisis’ Works. Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Issue: 149 pp. 318-332.

Zagidullina, Marina (2018). Deus ex machina: What Expansion of Mechanics and Electronics Makes of Human. Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Issue: 149 pp. 428-443.

Zhang, Vincent Qing (2020). Being-in-the-Apple-Store: a Genetic Phenomenological Sociology of Space. Human Studies, September 2020.

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