“This is clearly demonstrated through how humorists use situation comedy to defang ISIS and its message”, stated Professor Kraidy during his lunch with WVPU students and faculty for a scholarly exchange.
Shared, posted, tweeted, commented upon, and discussed online as well as offline, internet memes represent a new genre of online communication, and an understanding of their production, dissemination, and implications in the real world enables an improved ability to navigate digital culture. This book, written by Dr. Bradley Wiggins, assistant professor and head of the media communications department at Webster Vienna Private University, explores cases of cultural, economic, and political critique levied by the purposeful production and consumption of internet memes.
Webster Vienna Private University, through the Dr. Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship has the privilege to host professor Marwan M. Kraidy through March 5-7, 2019. For more details please continue reading.
The Media Communications Department is happy to share this exciting opportunity with Webster Vienna students pursuing a major or minor in Media Communications. Our goal is to foster activities which combine theory and practice as well as academic and conceptual excellence.
Under the alias Sadie Siegel, Webster Vienna adjunct Seth Weiner recently completed work on the sound for Ralo Mayer’s essayistic film, “Noordung’s Wien” as part of the ORF III: Pixel, Bytes and Film program.
Dr. Bradley Wiggins, head of the media communications department, has been invited to speak at a special debate related to upholding democracy in an age of 'fake news' at the next OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meeting, in Vienna
Brexit! When, How? All important questions concerning Brexit are still unclear.
Which Brexit variant is the most likely from a current perspective?
Check and comment the discussion held at the Ö1 radio talk show with Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak, director of the Webster Vienna Private University, as well as Cornelia Primosch, ORF London; Dieter Reinisch, Experta at the University of Vienna, and Gregor Schusterschitz, Ambassador - Austrian delegation to the Brexit negotiations.
Dr. Franco Algieri, WVPU International Relations Department Head, has recently been interviewed by Austrian military magazine “Militär Aktuell.” The China expert talked about the economic and political background of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) and their new military assuredness.
In his article „Eine europäische Armee – mehr als Zukunftsmusik?“, in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse (Saturday 24 November 2018), Franco Algieri analyzes the recent calls for a true European army by French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Dr. Gernot Gerger from the Psychology department at Webster Vienna Private University was recently featured in a TV special which focused on what makes someone attractive and the science behind this phenomenon.