This homepage is no longer active. Please visit my new personal homepage. Alternatively, please visit The Liquidculture Notebook. Jonas Andersson holds a Ph.D. from the department of media & communications, Goldsmiths, University of London.
My thesis is available on request. Please email me. The topic:
Based on empirically grounded, geographically situated user interviews, my work aims to outline a comprehensive, critical, descriptive framework of the everyday use of digital media content and of p2p-based file-sharing as a discursive, practical and material activity. Through this grounded perspective, the intention is to complicate and problematise the current widespread, superficial understanding of the phenomenon which is most markedly manifested in the dichotomised framing of the issue as one between ‘pirates’ versus ‘entertainment industry’.
My perspective is rooted in the established social constructionist framework of traditional media theory, yet aspires to complicate and enrich this perspective byconnecting it with the current resurgence of a materialist emphasis in new media scholarship. My aim is to thus expand and problematise the alleged ideals and norms which are implicit in much of the current dichotomised discourse saturating the phenomenon, through critically relating the users’ reasoning to the material and technocultural context.
Behind me, I have got a Master of Arts degree from Goldsmiths College where my dissertation also was on the abovementioned subject, albeit of course within a more restricted scope; a Fil. Kand. degree (equivalent to Bachelor of Arts) from Stockholm University where my dissertation was on the user experience of e-commerce compared to traditional commerce; and various university courses on subjects all relevant to my current knowledge and expertise.
For my CV, raw copy of academic essays and theses etc, please email: