communication and culture

A study published in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria. The discovery, made possible through a revolutionary method used to color bacterial cell walls developed at IU, is an […]

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A five-day festival on the IU Bloomington campus and in the community will help kick off the centennial birthday celebration of William S. Burroughs, author, essayist, painter, and spoken-word performer. “The Burroughs Century,” Feb. 5 to 9, is a unique collaboration of the local academic, artistic and cultural communities to honor an artist who transcended […]

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An Indiana University professor’s new paper looks at how people write to break up today, including through texts, emails, and social media. According to Ilana Gershon, associate professor of communication and culture in IU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the medium is partly the message when it comes to breaking off relationships. “It wasn’t until after […]

IU Bloomington media specialist Tracy James blogs about an upcoming conference hosted by Brenda Weber, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Gender Studies at IU Bloomington. Weber has organized Reality Gendervision, a conference focused on “sexuality and gender on reality TV” that is drawing researchers from as far away as New […]

Susan Seizer

October 18, 2012

Anthropologist and first-time film producer Susan Seizer has made a documentary about stand-up comics in middle America: what inspires them, what motivates them, and what makes them funny.


Patrick Feaster

May 31, 2012

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IU sound media historian Patrick Feaster accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of creating sound from century-old images. He’s uncovered and played back what may be the world’s oldest record.


Mary L. Gray

March 27, 2012

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An IU professor of communication and culture and senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Mary L. Gray studies people on the margins of information access and how location and time still matter, even in our mobile age.