About Masters of Media
Masters of Media is the collaborative blog of the new media master students of the University of Amsterdam. The blog launched in September 2006, as part of the new media practises course tought by Geert Lovink, the founder and coordinator of this project. Now in its seventh year the blog is populated by about 60 Masters of Media students of the 2012-2013 one year New Media MA program with additional postings by those nearing completion or recently graduated.
The MA New Media is one of the Master’s programs of Media and Cultural Studies, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities. The various courses also attract new media-oriented students from the two-year Research Master’s in Media Studies programme.
The course New Media Practices looks to develop an understanding of the ways media, particularly new media, address people, and articulate social and cultural practice through diverse forms of engagement. To achieve this, course participation is specifically linked to interaction with the objects of study. Combining this experience with theories of new media not only helps us develop a broader understanding of advancements in technology, it also provides a basis for in-depth perspectives on shifts in our culture.