Media Places 2010
Umeå University
Media Places Conference


Distinguished International Guests

Carter Emmart

Director of Astrovisualization

Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History.

Jesus de Francisco

Associate Creative Director

Motion Theory

Zephyr Frank

Associate Professor of Latin American History

Stanford University

Robert Miles Kemp


Variate Labs LLC

Chandra Mukerji

Professor of Communication and Science Studies Department of Sociology

University of California, San Diego.

Erica Renya Robles

Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Jeffrey Sconce

Associate Professor

School of Communication at Northwestern University.

Lynn Spigel

Frances E. Willard Professor of Screen Cultures

School of Communication at Northwestern University.

Molly Steenson

Ph.D. candidate

Princeton University

National Invited Guests and Speakers

James Barrett

PhD Candidate with the Language Studies Department in English Literature and Research Assistant in HUMlab at Umeå University

Umeå University

Kenneth Bodin


Algoryx Simulations

Mats Deutschmann

Department of Language Studies

Umeå University

David Eriksson


North Kingdom

Mike Frangos

Postdoctoral Fellow

Umeå University

Photo by Lisa Kjellén

Anna Johansson

Department of Culture and Media

Umeå University

Finn Arne Jørgensen

Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Umeå University

Fredric Larsson


Film I Västerbotten

Simon Lindgren

Professor of Sociology

Umeå University

Photo: Klas Sjöberg

Anja Linna

Experimental cellist and architect

Iris Piers and Anja Linna

Tara Mullaney

Researcher & PhD Candidate

Umeå Institute of Design

Jenna P-S. Ng

Postdoctoral research fellow

Umeå University and University of Cambridge (from spring 2011)

Photo: Stefan berg

Eva Nygren


SWECO Sweden

Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren

Video game developer

Nifflas Games

Ingvar Näslund

Editor in Chief


Jennie Olofsson

Ph.D. student

Luleå University of Technology

Photo: Klas Sjöberg

Iris Piers

Experimental filmmaker and artist

Iris Piers and Anja Linna

Marie-Louise Rönnmark


Umeå Municipality

Elizabeth Swanstrom

Postdoctoral research fellow

Umeå University and Florida Atlantic University

Mikael Wiberg

Research Director

Uppsala University and Umeå University

Carl Wickman

Director, Head of Services and ICT Division


Other Participants

Lena Gustafsson


Umeå University

Kjell Jonsson


Umeå University

Peter Kjaer


Umeå School of Architecture

Peter Kopelman

Vice Chairman, Umeå University Board

Umeå University


Experimental filmmaker and artist Iris Piers and experimental cellist and architect Anja Linna will be performing at the dinner on Friday night.

photo by Klas Sjöberg