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Indrek Ibrus

Professor of Media Innovation @ Baltic Film, Media and Arts School at Tallinn University

Areas of expertise:

Media innovation and evolution, media convergence, media production, political economy of media, media policy, cross- and transmedia.

Indrek Ibrus is professor of media innovation at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM) of Tallinn University. He holds a PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a MPhil from the University of Oslo. He was the initiator of the Crossmedia Production MA programme at BFM and currently curates the BFM doctoral programme.

He is a co-editor of two peer-reviewed journals. First, Cultural Science Journal is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of cultural systems. Second, Baltic Screen Media Review, is dedicated to audiovisual cultures around the Baltic Sea. He has edited also special issues of the International Journal of Communication and International Journal of Cultural Studies. Together with Carlos A. Scolari he co-edited Crossmedia Innovations: Texts, Markets, Institutions, published by Peter Lang in 2012. His more recent edited anthology is Emergence of Cross-Innovation Systems: Audiovisual Industries Co-Innovating with Education, Health Care and Tourism (Emerald, 2019). Most recently he published a co-authored monograph On the Digital Semiosphere: Culture, Media and Science for the Anthropocene (co-authored with John Hartley and Maarja Ojamaa; Bloomsbury 2020). His ongoing research project focuses on public value production in datafying media industries, especially with regard to data technologies such as Semantic Web and blockchain. See about the project here.

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