To page body
university of tampere: faculty of communication sciences: research: comet - tampere research centre for journalism, media and communication: projects:
Faculty of Communication SciencesUniversity of Tampere The School of Communication, Media and Theatre COMET
COMET - Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication

Networked visually

 

The research project Networked visually studies visual practices in two popular image-sharing sites, Instagram and Pinterest. We ask how regular users and businesses operate in an increasingly visual online culture, where actions are represented for example using selfies, memes and virals. The web is an increasingly visual medium as mobile technologies, cameras in phones and mobile web connections have improved. At the same time many social media services that emphasise the visual have become more popular. Personal photography has become common and it arouses interesting questions about defining identities, self-expression, taste preferences and the redefinition of boundaries of private and public.

Research questions of the project can be defined as follows:

1) How do ordinary users attach themselves to the web with the photos they are taking or modifying?

2) How do companies build their visibility online and how do they adopt strategies from ordinary users?

Using diaries, interviews and online observation as methods we strive to find out something about the experiences of attachment to the web through images and the meanings users give to images and attachments.

Professor Janne Seppänen
janne.seppanen@uta.fi

Researcher Eliisa Vainikka
eliisa.vainikka@uta.fi

 

 
Post address: Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication, FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Visiting address: Kalevantie 4, E-Wing,(3 rd floor)
Maintained by: cmt.info@uta.fi
Last update: 30.3.2015 12.25 Muokkaa

University of Tampere
+358 3 355 111
registry@uta.fi


FINEEC Audited HR Excellence in Research

THE UNIVERSITY
Research
Admissions
Studies
News
Cooperation and Services
About Us

CURRENT ISSUES
Research & Study
Tampere3
Vacancies

SERVICES
Administration
Career Services
Finnish Social Science Data Archive
Centre for International Education
IT services
Language Centre
Language Services
Library
Registrar's Office
Registry
Sports Activities
» more

STUDIES
Teaching schedules
Curricula guides
Student's Desktop

ONLINE SERVICES
Andor search
Renew your loans
UTA intranet
Office 365 webmail
Uta webmail
Moodle
NettiOpsu
NettiKatti
TamPub
Electronic exam service
Examination results