Bjarki Valtýsson

Bjarki Valtýsson

Associate Professor

Bjarki Valtysson is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen and has a background in literature, cultural studies, and digital communication. Research interests include cultural, media, and communication policies and regulation, particularly in terms of the politics of digital media and networked cultures. He also researches the application and reception of digital media within the area of museums, archives, libraries, and social media as well as how these relate to production, distribution, use, and consumption in digital cultures. His research interests also include digital media and democracy, with a focus on digital public spheres, networked publics, and counterpublics, and platforms and the platfromisation of culture. Valtysson has published a book on Icelandic cultural policy and recently co-edited the anthologies The media and the mundane: Communication across media in everyday life (NORDICOM),  Technologies of labour and the politics of contradicion (Palgrave) and Cultures of partipation: Arts, digital media & cultural institutions (Routledge). His latest book is Digital Cultural Politics: From Policy to Practice (Palgrave Macmillan).

Valtysson sits in the scientific committee for the International Conference of Cultural Policy Research. He is a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Cultural Policy, the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy and NORDICOM Review. Valtysson is the PI for the research network Algorithmic Software Culture - Capturing, Theorizing and Regulating Social Media, and a member of the research project Don't Take it Personal: Privacy and information in an algorithmic age. Valtysson is the PI for the research project Follow Me: The Influence of Digital Media Creators funded by the Independet Research Fund Denmark. Valtysson is a PI for the research project Platformisation of culture: Cultural policy, art museums and social communities funded by the Norwegian Cultural Council and the Danish Arts Foundation. Valtysson is the leader of the research group Digital Culture at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

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