The Netherlands Research School for Media Studies http://www.rmes.nl/ Location: Spuistraat 210, room 1.25, 1012 VT Amsterdam The Netherlands Research school for Media Studies (RMeS) is a national network of academic experts in media research. It aims to provide excellent, state of the art education in media studies to PhD candidates and research master students. Also, it’s ambition is to provide a platform for academics who want to exchange expertise, build coalitions between various research groups, to coordinate and prepare joined grant applications, and to represent the field of media studies at national and international levels. Further, it tries to offer a platform for Dutch graduate students in media research at various universities in order to build academic networks with their peers and to get acquainted with specialist research and researchers in their field. Finally, it aims to offer an international platform which represents Dutch media scholars in international networks, funding bodies, and scientific/academic councils. The participating universities are the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Maastricht University, the Radbout University Nijmegen, the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University and VU University of Amsterdam.
University of Amserdam Location: Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam The University of Amsterdam offers a Master’s in New Media and Digital Culture, and a Research Master’s in Media Studies, both international focused. There’s a collaborative blog by the New Media master students, which can be found at http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/.
Utrecht University http://www.newmediastudies.nl/ Location: Muntstraat 2A, 3512 EV Utrecht Utrecht University offers a New Media and Digital Culture Programme for master students. Together, the students generate digital magazines and articles on different new media topics, events and discussions on their website.
Institute of Network Cultures (INC) http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/ Connected to the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam and the School of Interactive Media (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), the Institute of Network Cultures (the INC) focuses on analysing, researching and shaping the field of Internet and other new forms of media. Through events, publications and online dialogue, the Institute of Network Cultures actively contributes to the terrain of new media. The mission of the Institute of Network Cultures is to explore, document and feed the potential of new media to generate socio-technological change. The Institute of Network Cultures was founded by Geert Lovink following his appointment as Professor within the School of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Amsterdam Polytechnic).
The Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play (GAP) http://www.gamesandplay.org/ Location: Muntstraat 2A, 3512 EV Utrecht The Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play (GAP) examines digital games as well as the role of play in our contemporary culture. It’s research focuses on the increasingly saturation and changing of games and playing with reference to other cultural practices, both in terms of content and use.
Digital Methods Initiative https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/WebHome The Digital Methods Initiative is a contribution to doing research into the "natively digital". It is connected to the University of Amsterdam. The focus is on how methods may change, however slightly or wholesale, owing to the technical specificities of new media. The effort is to bring together in one realm the expertise developed over the past number of years for the purposes of information and data-sharing, teaching and research, in what some call a 'collaboratory'. In particular the initiative seeks to invite Internet researchers into a particular strand of thought concerning the specificity of the new medium and the distinctive approaches to its study.
UvA Erfgoedlab http://www.uvaerfgoedlab.nl Location: Oude Turfmarkt 129, 1012 GC Amsterdam The aim of the UvAErfgoedLab is to explore the interaction between heritage, collections, science and audience. As a platform for research and experimentation, it brings together scientists, students and artists to present exhibitions on a variety of themes related to heritage, such as media art.
HvA Medialab http://medialab.hva.nl/ Location: Studio HvA, Eerste Boerhaavestraat 1, 1091 RZ, Amsterdam MediaLAB Amsterdam conducts applied research on innovative interactive media applications together with partners from the creative industries and education. The research projects focus on urban screens, locative media, data visualization, interactive TV, gaming, the future of publishing and e-learning. At their core, the focus of all research projects is the innovative character of the digital applications.
Center for Creation, Content and Technology http://ccct.uva.nl/ Location: University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam The Center for Creation, Content and Technology is a collaboration between institutes and groups of several faculties of the University of Amsterdam and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, which work together on a project basis in the field of content and technology. The aim is to combine the strengths of these groups in research and education in a unique multi-disciplinary setting, and preferably in collaboration with the (creative) industries in and around Amsterdam.