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Drones: It’s complicated

As drones nowadays are seemingly everywhere, Øyvind Vågnes from ViSmedia plays a key role looking into the challenges facing the rise of drones in Krisis.

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About ViSmedia

The ViSmedia project investigates how the adoption and innovation of visual surveillance technologies in the news media might be optimized, and how such optimization can be done in ways that incorporate and integrate high quality journalism and societal responsibility. The project is interdisciplinary, and the core group of researchers includes social scientists and information scientists from Norway, USA, and Finland.

The ViSmedia project springs out of interdisciplinary research approaches at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Norway. The project is connected to NCE Media (National Centre of Excellence), NCE Media  and the Norwegian media cluster Media City Bergen. Several research activities, including seminars and workshops, will take place in Media City Bergen 

The project ViSmedia builds on the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework developed by the European Union. The project investigates opportunities and dilemmas of adoption, innovation, and use of new visual surveillance technologies in the news media. ViSmedia is financed by the Norwegian Research Council’s program SAMANSVAR (2015/2019). Principal Investigator is professor Astrid Gynnild, University of Bergen.

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