Charlie Hebdo’s Clash of Civilizations Script

This week’s issue of the Germany’s prestigious Spiegel magazine claimed as a starting point for their discussion that “the attacks in Paris were targeted against Europe’s values.” Like so much of the coverage, this framing takes for granted that the attack on Charlie Hebdo was an attack on the free speech itself. To violently attack journalists because you disagree with what they publish is reprehensible. But to understand it as necessarily... Read More

A New Angle on Images

I arrived in the DHWI image analysis seminar with a collection of photographs, a thousand questions, and very little idea how digital image analysis might be able to help me understand those images better. After day three I’m still working on this last point, but have learned enough to be fascinated with the new ways of thinking about images made possible through image analysis. There is something so exciting about understanding concretely,... Read More

Culture Lab @ ASC.

The Culture Lab is a forum for researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania committed to exploring, enriching, and elucidating the contours of culture and communication. We are interested in culture as it is, as it takes shape, and as it is remembered. We are interested, in other words, in culture anywhere that it exists.
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