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Marc Tuters

Senior Lecturer University of Amsterdam


Marc Tuters is an Assistant Professor in the University of Amsterdam's Media Studies faculty, and a researcher affiliated with the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) as well as the Open Intelligence Lab (OILab). His current work draws on a mixture of close and distant reading methods to examine how online subcultures use infrastructures and vernaculars to constitute themselves as political movements.

Marc has been teaching and supervising theses in media studies for 10 years with a focus on theory, history and various artistic, alternative and countercultural imaginaries of the the web. In his previous research he coined the term "locative media" in 2003 as the term for an artistic practice concerned with location, mapping and smartphones. He continues to work in the arts having recently co-curated an exhibition on reactionary movements online, entitled Abducting Europa.

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Investigating troubling content on Amazon

A team of researchers, journalists and students collaborated to investigate online conspiracy theories online. This is how they did it.