The Sustainable Media Lab brings together students, experts, and community members to explore new ways of thinking about the role of media and technology in society. Our lab is committed to making sure technology respects human rights and stands the test of time. Put another way, how can we make our digital infrastructure sustainable? We pursue these goals through semester-long research projects, which culminate in accessible and portable exhibits for the public. By joining our lab, you’ll help us put our mission into action, and make these abstract, “invisible” problems concrete and visible for the local community.
Rapidly changing technical, legal, and societal environments require a different way of thinking about media, its technical entanglements, and its role in society. Our researchers, students, and partners work on a variety of projects exploring the role of media in our society. From the intensification of fake news to the ways in which AI can pose a threat to our human rights, we are excited to explore the many wicked problems that affect our media systems in an agile and design-oriented way.
The Sustainable Media Lab is a space for enabling more sustainable media ecosystems for all interested parties. If there is an issue you would like to investigate with us, an idea you would like to share for a presentation/workshop, or you think that your organisation can contribute to one of our student projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.