Media and Communication

The mobile phone: a tool for sousveillance?

The mobile phone: a tool for sousveillance?

Posted by arj13 at Jul 15, 2013 03:05 PM |

The mobile phone - ubiquitous and everyday but can it help to provide power to the powerless? Dr Paul Reilly from the University of Leicester's Department of Media and Communication examines the use of mobile phones to bypass media censorship and raise questions about the conduct of authority figures.

Read More…

The video game: a legitimate art form?

The video game: a legitimate art form?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:50 PM |

Dr Vincent Campbell from the University of Leicester’s Department of Media and Communication examines the violence inherent in modern video games. He questions whether they are vulgar and tasteless or in fact evolving into a provocative and authentic form of media.

Read More…

The newspaper: the rise and fall of a cultural form?

The newspaper: the rise and fall of a cultural form?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:46 PM |

Once our primary source of daily news, the printed word now competes with the internet, social media and television in an increasingly digital world. Roger Dickinson, from the University of Leicester’s Department of Media and Communication, charts the rise and fall of the newspaper.

Read More…

Archived website

The Social Worlds project ran from March 2014 to November 2015. This site is no longer being updated but provides an archive of all the articles which were created as part of the project.

Search Articles

Download publication (PDF)