Medea is a transdisciplinary research lab where researchers address societal challenges through experiments and interventions. The research focus is on media, design, and public engagement.


Medea affiliated researchers have academic backgrounds that span widely across the humanities, the social sciences, and technology. Academic disciplines include participatory design, interaction design, media & communication studies, media technology, urban studies, and human rights.

The research is often carried out in close collaboration with external stakeholders such as NGOs, the municipality, artists, and commercial actors.

  • Jay Bolter, Professor of New Media, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Pelle Ehn, Professor Emeritus in Interaction Design, Chair of the Advisory board
  • Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology, Malmö University
  • Kirsten Ostherr, Professor of English, Rice University
  • Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

Medea has been around since 2009. An archive of all output (videos, audio, blog posts etc) is available through Zenodo.

View the Medea archive on Zenodo