Life throughout much of the globe today is saturated by various kinds of media: films, television, newspapers, magazines, radio, cell phones, iPods, advertisements, photos, graphics, websites, fantasy games, medical images of the body, and so on. 

"Anthropology of Media" examines the profound mediation of contemporary life from an anthropological standpoint, focusing on the social and virtual worlds fashioned and inhabited through the production, circulation, and consumption of media artifacts.

Made by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students in the fall of 2011, the ethnographic video projects found here explore the politics of media representation, the work of media on desire and the body, the social and material practices through which media technologies are manufactured and circulated, and the worlds of imagination they propel us toward. We invite you to explore these investigations in media anthropology.