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Imar de Vries

  • Assistant Professor
  • Utrecht University Centre for Water Oceans and Sustainability Law
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Imar's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 8Followers


In 1993, I began my academic career as a student of Computational Science at the University of Utrecht. Not too happy about the seemingly lacking focus on the social and cultural embedding of new media technologies, I switched to Theater-, Film- and Television Studies in 1997 and specialized in New Media & Digital Culture from 1999 onwards. After my graduation in 2002 I continued my work as a junior teacher, and in 2003 I became a junior teacher/researcher, dedicating 50% of my time to teaching and the other 50% to writing my PhD thesis. I obtained my doctoral degree in 2008. My current position is that of Assistant Professor at the Department for Media and Culture Studies, where I work primarily on media archaeological analyses of wireless technologies, social media and augmented reality.

Recent publications

  • Through the looking cellphone screen: Dreams of omniscience in an age of mobile augmented reality

    • Vries I
  • Propagating the Ideal: The Mobile Communication Paradox

    • Vries I

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Utrecht University

September 2008 - Present


PhD New Media & Digital Culture

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

January 2003 - September 2008(6 years)

MA New Media & Digital Culture

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

September 1997 - February 2002(4 years)

Computational Science

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

September 1993 - March 1996(3 years)

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