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Mats Björkin

Senior lecturer

Mats Björkin
Senior lecturer , Head of Department
Film Studies
Academic degree: Docent
mats.bjorkin@filmvet.gu.se
+46 31 786 5333

Room number: 2248
Postal Address: Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg


Department. of Cultural Sciences (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.kultur.gu.se
kuv@kultur.gu.se

Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg

About Mats Björkin

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Film Studies

General

I finished my Ph.D. in Film Studies in 1998 (Stockholm University) and am since 2002 Senior Lecturer in Film Studies.

In addition to research and teaching in Film Studies, and for two years even at the School of Film Directing, I have also held several managerial, board positions and contributed to development projects. I have over the years also written about media and cultural theory in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

I am a member of the Game Research Colloquium.

Since July 2015 I am head of the Department of Cultural Sciences.

Research

My research is mainly about the history of video games, seen both as cultural and media history, but also as part of the histories of software and hardware.


I have also studied what media technologies, nature and human beings have to do with each other. Much has revolved around Sweden during the 1950s, where everything important could be communicated by means of film, television, audio tapes, films, flannelgraphs, exhibitions, advertising, magazines, catalogues, conferences, reports, and debates, but also with the help from trucks, blocks of ice, rivers, power plants, washing machines, hands and faces.


What unites these lines of research is that each object requires its own historical and theoretical analysis for it to say something on a more general level.

Teaching

I have taught in most areas of Film Studies and prefer combining overviews with problem-oriented case studies based on an idea that humanist education is primarily about helping students develop analytical skills to be able to do and make new exciting things. An example of this is the Bachelor's program Media, aesthetics and Cultural Entrepreneurship, which I took the initiative to in 2013 and then started the Autumn semester 2015.

Latest publications

Come and Blow the Horn: Sound, Sex and Cultural Heritage
Mats Björkin
Swedish cinema and the sexual revolution : critical essays / edited by Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson, Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland , Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Datorer som nya massmedier: I skarven mellan 1970- och 1980-tal
Mats Björkin
Massmedieproblem: Mediestudiets formering / Mats Hyvönen, Pelle Snickars & Per Vesterlund (red.), Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

A Speculative Game Writer's Room
Mats Björkin
Learn Do Share #3, DIY Days, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Jämställdhet på burk
Mats Björkin
"Skosmörja eller arkivdokument?" Om filmarkivet.se och den digitala filmhistorien, Stockholm, Mediehistoriskt arkiv , Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Systems: Files, Objects, Distribution
Mats Björkin
Cultural Technologies: The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society, ed. by Göran Bolin, New York/London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Reality sucks! Producing passion for the real
Mats Björkin
"Passionen för det reala": nya rum, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

Peer-to-peer File-sharing Systems: Files, Objects, Distribution
Mats Björkin
Cultural Technologies / Cultures of Technology Symposium 19-20 October 2009, Södertörns högskolan, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

På spaning efter nya ­sociala kontrakt
Mats Björkin
Svenska Dagbladet (Under strecket) 2009-07-30, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

Industrial Films and Cybernetics
Mats Björkin
Films that Work, eds. Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick Vonderau, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

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2016

Come and Blow the Horn: Sound, Sex and Cultural Heritage
Mats Björkin
Swedish cinema and the sexual revolution : critical essays / edited by Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson, Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland , Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Datorer som nya massmedier: I skarven mellan 1970- och 1980-tal
Mats Björkin
Massmedieproblem: Mediestudiets formering / Mats Hyvönen, Pelle Snickars & Per Vesterlund (red.), Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2013

A Speculative Game Writer's Room
Mats Björkin
Learn Do Share #3, DIY Days, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2012

Jämställdhet på burk
Mats Björkin
"Skosmörja eller arkivdokument?" Om filmarkivet.se och den digitala filmhistorien, Stockholm, Mediehistoriskt arkiv , Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Systems: Files, Objects, Distribution
Mats Björkin
Cultural Technologies: The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society, ed. by Göran Bolin, New York/London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

2010

Reality sucks! Producing passion for the real
Mats Björkin
"Passionen för det reala": nya rum, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book

2009

Peer-to-peer File-sharing Systems: Files, Objects, Distribution
Mats Björkin
Cultural Technologies / Cultures of Technology Symposium 19-20 October 2009, Södertörns högskolan, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

På spaning efter nya ­sociala kontrakt
Mats Björkin
Svenska Dagbladet (Under strecket) 2009-07-30, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

Industrial Films and Cybernetics
Mats Björkin
Films that Work, eds. Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick Vonderau, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 45

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