Professor in Cinema Studies, PhD.

2004, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,  ”Bilder vom Norden. Schwedisch-deutsche Filmbeziehungen 1914-1939” [Images of the North. The Swedish-German Film Trade, 1914-1939]

Research interests

I am interested in media and cultural history, technology and social theory, and especially in understanding the multi-faceted relations between “media” and “industries” in their broad historical, aesthetical, theoretical, and technological contexts. For more information patrickvonderau.com


Recent publications

Books

Spotify Teardown (co-author) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, forthcoming 2017).

Films that Sell: Moving Pictures and Advertising (co-editor) (London and New York: BFI/Palgrave, 2016).

Behind the Screen: Inside European Production Cultures (co-editor) (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan).

Moving Data. The iPhone and the Future of Media (co-editor) (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).

The YouTube Reader (co-editor) (Stockholm: National Library of Sweden, 2009).

Films that Work. Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media (co-editor) (Amsterdam University Press, 2009).

Filmische Mittel, industrielle Zwecke. Das Werk des Industriefilms (co-editor) (Berlin: Vorwerk 8, 2007).

Bilder vom Norden. Schwedisch-deutsche Filmbeziehungen, 1914-1939 (Marburg: Schüren).

Demnächst in Ihrem Kino. Grundlagen der Filmwerbung und Filmgestaltung (co-editor) (Marburg: Schüren, 2005, 2nd edition 2009).

Schweden und das nationalsozialistische Deutschland. Eine annotierte Bibliographie der deutschsprachigen Forschungsliteratur (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 2003).

Film as History / History as Film (editor) (Florence: European University Institute; Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 1999).

 

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

“Technology and Language,” in K. Ostherr, ed., Applied Media Studies (New York/London: Routledge, 2017) (submitted).

“App Annie,” in J. W. Morris & S. Murray, eds., Appified (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017) (submitted).

“Scaling Up: Music, Capital, and Programmatic Advertising,” in D. Mann, ed., Content Wars (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017) (submitted).

“Hollywood-Montage: Theorie, Geschichte und Analyse des Vorkapich-Effekts,” in Montage AV. Zeitschrift fuer Theorie & Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation 20,2 (2016), 202-224.

“The Video Bubble: Multi-Channel Networks and the Transformation of Youtube,” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, August 2016; vol. 22,4, 361-375.

“On the Relation of Advertising to Moving Pictures,” in B. Florin, N. de Klerk & P. Vonderau, eds., Films that Sell: Moving Pictures and Advertising (London and New York: BFI/Palgrave, 2016), 3-22.

“Kim Novak and Morgan Stairways: Thinking about the Theory and History of the Tie-in,” in B. Florin, N. de Klerk & P. Vonderau, eds., Films that Sell: Moving Pictures and Advertising (London and New York: BFI/Palgrave, 2016), 209-222.

“The Politics of Content Aggregation,” Television & New Media, December 2015; vol. 16, 8, 717-733.

“How Global Is Hollywood? Division of Labor from a Prop-Making Perspective,” in Vicki Mayer, Miranda Banks & Bridget Conor, eds., Production Studies II (New York and London: Routledge, 2015), 23-36.

“’Where Ideas Are Free:’ Scientific Knowledge in the Algorithm Economy,” Media Fields Journal10 (Autumn 2015) (online http://mediafieldsjournal.squarespace.com).

“Where the Internet Lives”. Data Centers as Cloud Infrastructure (with J. Holt), in Lisa Parks & Nicole Starosielski, eds., Signal Traffic. Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014), 71-93.

“Industry Proximity,” Media Industries Journal 1,1 (May 2014), mediaindustriesjournal.org. Reprinted in: A. Arsenault & A. Perren, eds., Media Industries: Perspectives on a Evolving Field, 249-256.

“Beyond Piracy: Understanding Digital Markets,” in J. Holt & K. Sanson, eds., Connected Viewing: Selling, Sharing, and Streaming Media in a Digital Age (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), 99-123.

“Video,” in M.-L. Ryan, L. Emerson & B. J. Robertson, eds., The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality (Baltimore, MA: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), 497-500.

“Borderlands, Contact Zones, and Boundary Games: An Interview with John Th. Caldwell,” in P. Szczepanik & P. Vonderau, eds., Behind the Screen: Inside European Production Cultures (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), 13-27.

“Introduction” (with P. Sczczepanik), in P. Szczepanik & P. Vonderau, eds., Behind the Screen: Inside European Production Cultures (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), 1-13.

“Theorien der Produktion: ein Überblick,” Montage AV. Zeitschrift fuer Theorie & Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation (Themenheft: Produktion), 22,1, 2013, S. 9-32.

“Lupu Pick’s SCHERBEN and the Advent of the Kammerspielfilm Cycle,” in: Jennifer Kapczynski & Michael Richardson, eds., A New History of German Cinema (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012), 105-110.

Contact

Phone: +46(0)8 674 7610
Email: patrick.vonderau@ims.su.se