The University of Chicago
The research collective is based here.

The Academy for Design (Hochschule fur Gestaltung), Karlsruhe, Germany
The Academy for Design (HFG) in Karlsruhe, Germany, was inaugurated in April 1992. The program involves a study of art history alongside media theory (philosophy and aesthetics), and provides a proximity to practice as well as opportunities for considering new media. The Academy for Design works in conjunction with its sister institution, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM).

The Committee on Cinema and Media Studies (University of Chicago)
The Committee on Cinema and Media Studies is dedicated to pursuing innovative work in the history, theory, and criticism of film and related media, with additional strengths in video production and performance studies. We emphasize both historical and aesthetic dimensions of film and cinema, with the aesthetic broadly understood as referring not only to particular modes of expression, representation, and style but also, more generally to forms of cinema experience and film culture.

Department of Modern Culture and Media (Brown University)
In addition to uniting the study of art, literature, and philosophy with the study of the mass media, the Department of Modern Culture and Media is committed to uniting actual work in the production or creation of media texts with our analytical and theoretical consideration of the arts and media.

The Digital Cultures Project (USC)
The Digital Cultures Project (DCP) brings together faculty and graduate students from across the UC system who are actively engaged with the history and theory of new digital technologies and the ways in which they are changing humanistic studies and the arts.

European Graduate School Media and Communication Studies Program
The European Graduate School EGS Media and Communications program, facilitating creative breakthroughs and theoretical paradigm shifts, brings together master’s and doctoral students with the visionaries and philosophers of the media world who inspire learning about art, philosophy, communications, film, literature, internet, web and cyberspace studies from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

The Franke Institute for the Humanities (University of Chicago)
Conceptually, the Franke Institute represents the highest research and teaching ambitions of the University of Chicago, sponsoring creative and innovative work in established academic disciplines in the arts and humanities and encouraging new projects that cross traditional disciplinary and departmental lines.

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (University of Virginia)
The central mission of the IATHs is to provide scholars in the humanities with the time, the tools, and the techniques to produce lasting contributions to the human record, in electronic form. The Institute sponsors dozens of different humanities research projects, in disciplines as diverse as anthropological linguistics, architectural history, history of science, British literature, and film.

Institute for New Media Studies (University of Minnesota)
The Institute for New Media Studies is a center for creation, innovation, and examination of content and messages and the affects of new media technologies and techniques on their forms and functions. The goal is the imagining and testing of innovative forms, development of new knowledge about functions, and generation of greater understanding of the impacts of these changes in the media landscape.

Media Revolutions
is a new multidisciplinary collaborative of faculty and graduate students, mostly from the New Media, Technology and Society Ph.D. program in the School of Communications at Northwestern University.

The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology (University of Toronto)
The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology is a distinct research and teaching unit within the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. The McLuhan Program’s mandate is to encourage understanding of the impacts of technology on culture and society from theoretical and practical perspectives, and thus to continue the ground-breaking work initiated by Marshall McLuhan.

University of Virginia Media Studies Program
The program is historical and critical in orientation and takes media as its object of study. The program focuses on the forms, institutions, and effects of media (radio, film, television, photography, print, digital and electronic media), with particular emphasis on the mass media of the modern and contemporary period.

MIT Media Lab
The MIT Media lab engages in the study, invention, and creative use of enabling technologies for understanding and expression by people and machines. They deal with intellectual and practical concerns in the field of Media Studies, which involves explorations of the technical, cognitive and aesthetic bases of satisfying human interaction as mediated by technology.

Media, Technology, and Society (Northwestern University)
Northwestern’s Doctoral program in Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) provides a graduate environment for innovative research in the study of film, television, digital media and other communications technologies. The program encourages research in historical, contemporary, and emerging media that challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries and assumptions.

Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, exploreres, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and on-line projects.

School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (Georgia Tech)
Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Communication, and Culture is committed to a new paradigm for teaching and research, one which uses the discipline of cultural studies to examine the widest range of traditional and new media texts. LCC is especially concerned with cultural studies of science and technology, with the design and creation of digital artifacts, and with the study of communication in networked environments.

Studies in Cinema and Media Culture (University of Minnesota)
The program investigates practices in all available media, including the visual-spatial (painting, sculpture, architecture, the built environment, cyberspace), the sonoric (music and noise from street to concert hall; the soundtrack, the soundscape) and combinations (film, TV, multimedia events, festivals, riots).

Visual and Cultural Studies (University of Rochester)
The Program stresses the close interpretation of artistic production within historical and cultural frameworks. The VCS program, housed in the Department of Art and Art History, explores the relationships of literary and cultural theory to visual culture, as well as investigates the connections between cultural productions, critical theory, and society.