Cinema and New Media Studies
In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, more than half a million letters and 65,000 teddy bears poured into Newtown, Connecticut. The interactive web documentary, The Story of the Stuff, explores the phenomenon of spontaneous memorials by tracking the disposition of the condolence items sent to Newtown and examining the larger phenomenon of pubic responses to tragedy.
The inaugural issue of the Lüneburg Summer School for Digital Cultures explores the question and challenge of methods in media studies and digital cultures. Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) and the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL), the Lüneburg Summer School for Digital Cultures provides advanced training in the study of media, their theory, aesthetics and history.