The Digital Pandemic
Videos and Podcasts
Project Scope
Project Description

The project studies the impact of digital media/technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the first pandemic of the so-called digital era. As such, digital media has played a crucial role in shaping how we come to know about the pandemic, track and contain it, live through it, isolate and connect, work and play, love and mourn. The Digital Pandemic project seeks to recreate a slice of the digital media landscape through an image gallery, narrative analysis, and expert interviews.

Translational Perspective

The goals of the project are to document and analyze media moments of the pandemic with a critical bent throughout. The researchers understand critique as a form of intervention. The project is translational in the sense that the observations and critiques are starting points of interventionist practices into how we create media and how media creates us.

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PhD Student
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UC Santa Barbara
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surojitkayal [at]

Santa Barbara, California, USA