SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 25

Check out our recent news and updates below

Enhancing Movie Recommendation with Visual Analysis

How to increase the chance of a movie that lacks sufficient information to appear in the right recommendation feed of the right user? The answer may lay in “stylistic” visual features that can be extracted automatically and utilized effectively to give personalized recommendations based on state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms!
Find out more

Can video games change the world? 

Online games where participants must make complicated decisions have become a way of explaining complex issues, such as climate change or immigration. But are online games in fact the right medium to increase people’s engagement and interest in crucial political and societal issues? Can gaming assist people in breaking out of their filter bubbles? Yes, says Jonathan Geffen, our PhD candidate, in an interview with the Swedish Global Bar Magazine.
Read the interview

Vacant position 

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in Work Package 2 User Modelling, Personalisation & Engagement at the centre. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years.
Apply for the position

New Publications

Deep Learning to Encourage Citizen Involvement in Local Journalism by Bjørnar Tessem et al. & Considering Temporal Aspects in Recommender Systems: A Survey by Prof. Christoph Trattner et al. are the centre's latest research publications. 

Access the publications

New Employees 

The Centre has welcomed three new team members last month: PhD candidate Khadiga Seddik, and Research Assistants Ole Holgernes and Odin Crisander Stokkeland


MediaFutures Seminar:  Media entertainment experiences among youth on global platforms

 Recording Available 

The video recording from seminar with Marika Lüders, from the University of Oslo is now available online.
See the recording
Forthcoming MediaFutures meetings, seminars and workshops. To join internal meetings, please check out the internal MediaFutures calendar. Instructions on how to add the calendar can be found on MS Teams.

WP Leader Meeting #32

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 27 June, 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders 

Research Council of Norway's Site Visit  

(closed to the public)
When: Wed. 24 August, 11:00-14:00

MediaFutures Annual Meeting    

When: 15-16 November 2022
Where: Media City Bergen 






Knowledge café 

The monthly Knowledge Café at MediaFutures is a new forum dedicated to early career researchers. The aim is to get together, talk about research related issues, and foster new collaborations. The forum will host presentations of work in progress, dry runs of conference presentations, and invited talks. 

When: Sep. 8th, 14:00 
Where: MediaFutures 
Who: Anyone at MediaFutures & InfoMedia
Contact person: Samia Touileb

Administrative Corner

Logos and Templates:

MediaFutures logos and templates can be downloaded from our website. Please use the provided templates or display the logos of MediaFutures when presenting and representing MediaFutures. 

Latest Publications


Veronica Bogina; Tsvi Kuflik; Dietmar Jannach; Maria Bielikova; Michal Kompan; Christoph Trattner Considering Temporal Aspects in Recommender Systems: A Survey. UMUAI Journal, 2022.

Tessem, B., Nyre, L., Mesquita, M.d.S., Mulholland, P. Deep Learning to Encourage Citizen Involvement in Local Journalism. In: Mari K. Niemi Ville J. E. Manninen, Anthony Ridge-Newman (Ed.): Chapter 3, pp. 211-226, Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2022.

Ziming Wang, Ziyi Hu, Yemao Man, Morten Fjeld: A Collaborative System of Flying and Ground Robots with Universal Physical Coupling Interface (PCI), and the Potential Interactive Applications. April 2022. 

Latest publication
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