teaching

I have worked at Malmö University since 2014.

I am primarily supervising Bachelor and Master theses in media technology. I also lecture on cross- and transmedia, qualitative research methods, digital humanities, data visualizations, writing for digital media, and Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality.

I have taught various courses in Digital Culture, Media Technology and English at Malmö University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech and the University of Bayreuth, DE, and have guest lectured at Uppsala University, University of Bergen, Malmö University and Södertörn University College.

I currently co-supervise two doctoral students (one in Sweden, one in the US).

At Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) 2007-2014, I taught primarily in digital culture and English. Here are some of my teaching at BTH

Spring courses 2014: As part of the opening of a new wing at the Naval museum in Karlskrona, we are collaborating with the museum to create exhibition material, ranging from Augmented reality applications, panoramas, and social media platforms. Students from the 2nd and 3rd year of the Digital Culture and Communication program participate.

Fall semester 2013: Digital Text Production, 10 credits. The course focuses on leading publishing software, web publishing platforms and emerging environments for digital text production and distribution. During the course the students are familiarized with the history of graphic design, analysis of digital interfaces, and a series of software packages, such as Adobe InDesign, Amazon Kindle package, Apple iBook Author etc.

The students produced exciting and interesting publications, ranging from creative works, digital publication of Kurdish literature, Italian legends, and orienteering newsletters to magazines about contemporary culture, cooking, and Japanese bento culture. The students used a range of platforms, such as Issuu, Joomag, Mag+ for iPad, and e-pub. 

Innovation & Communication in Digital Culture, 10 credits, co-taught course. I am responsible for a media component during which the students design and prototype a mixed media experience in a cultural heritage environment (the Naval Museum in Karlskrona). Project management and process design are part of my course module.

The students produced and presented prototypes for cultural heritage and tourist applications focused on the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Karlskrona as well as the Blekinge länsmuseum archives.

Visual Form and Rhetoric, 4 credits. Part of the Master in Science in Computer Engineering and Digital Media Technology. The focus of the course is the study of visual rhetoric, semiotics, and design analysis for engineering students.

Spring semester 2013: Digital Rhetoric 2, 10 credits. The course expands upon critical and rhetorical issues related to digital media practice, with a focus on Augmented and Mixed Reality, as well as the rhetorical and theoretical foundations of Software and Code Studies. The course included workshops in HTML5/CSS3 and Argon, an open standards Augmented Reality browser built by the AEL-lab at Georgia Tech. The students produces AR prototypes in various commercial and prototype AR platforms and presented their work during the Augmented Environments Day at the ArtLine Mixed Reality Festival in May 2013.

Visual Form and Rhetoric, 7.5 credits. Media Technology Bachelor programs. Basics of visual form, rhetoric, semiotics and visual analysis.

Language Studies 2, 10 credits. Co-taught. I was course responsible, and taught a course module on multimodal writing.

Summer 2013 I taught a graduate summer school course in Social media at the University of Bayreuth.

Autumn semester 2011, I taught at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Literature, Communication and Culture. I was also a Visiting Affiliate Researcher at the Wesley Center for New Media at LCC. At LCC, Georgia Tech, I taught  LCC2400, Introduction to Media Studies and LCC4730: Experimental Digital Arts & Media (with Augmented Reality applications)

Interaction design, software studies, augmented and mixed reality, media development

  • Digital Rhetoric I (spring 2013)
  • Digital Rhetoric II (spring 2013, spring 2014)
  • Project course (spring 2014, theme is on the extended museum and social media)
  • Innovation and Communication in Digital Culture (fall 2013, museum studies and mixed media applications)

Digital Culture & Visual Culture

  • Digital Cultures (spring 2008 & 2009)
  • Digital Multimedia Poetry (fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), Digital Poetry-Syllabus
  • Literature and Media II – Experimental literatures in print and digital forms from 19th century to contemporary literature.
  • Culture and media I & II – visual culture and semiotics courses.
  • Thematic project course on locative media – spring 2009.

Literature

  • Postcolonial literature & theory: higher level undergraduate seminar. (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Modernisms/Postmodernisms: master’s level seminar. (Fiction, poetry, drama, art, and theory) (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Literary theory, master’s level seminar. (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Literature and Media: the relationship between novels and technology throughout the 19th and 20th century (2008)
  • British literature: from Beowulf to Winterson: A survey course in British literature and culture (2007, 2008).
  • Master’s thesis supervision – English & American literature (2007- 2009)

Academic writing

  • Various shorter courses in writing for digital media, academic writing, business English, and technical communication.