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Erica Robles-Anderson

Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication

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Erica Robles-Anderson focuses on the role media technologies play in the production of space. In particular, she concentrates on configurations that enable a sense of public, collective, or shared experience, especially through the structuring of visibility and gaze. Trained as both an experimental psychologist and a cultural historian she has employed a range of methodologies to explore the definition of media-space. She is currently writing a book about the 20th century transformation of Protestant worship space into a highly mediated, spectacular "mega-church" (under contract, Yale University Press).

Prior to her position at Steinhardt she was a Research Fellow in New Media and Architecture in joint affiliation with the Department of Culture and Media and the Humanities and Technology Laboratory (HUMlab) at the University of Umeå, in Sweden. Robles holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University.

Selected Publications

Programs

Media, Culture, and Communication

Our media studies programs train agile researchers of a shifting media landscape. Learn to analyze media and technology in its cultural, social, and global contexts.

Courses

Architecture as Media:

This class reads architecture and the built environment through the lenses of media, communication, and culture. Through analyses of a range of spaces - from Gothic cathedrals to suburban shopping malls to homes, factories, skyscrapers and digital cities - students will acquire a vocabularyfor relating representations and practices, symbols and structures, and for identifying the ideological and aesthetic positions that produce settings for everyday life.
Course #
MCC-GE 2030
Units
4
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Erica Robles-Anderson ,
Department

Architecture as Media:

This class reads architecture and the built environment through the lenses of media, communication, and culture. The course takes seriously the proposition that spaces communicate meaningfully and that learning to read spatial productions leads to better understanding how material and technological designs are in sustained conversation with the social, over time. Through analyses of a range of space - from Gothic cathedrals to suburban shopping malls to homes, factories, skyscrapers and digital cities - students will acquire a vocabularyfor relating representations and practices, symbols and structures, and for identifying the ideological and aesthetic positions that produce settings for everyday life.
Course #
MCC-UE 1030
Units
4
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Erica Robles-Anderson ,
Department