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Prof. Axel Bruns, PhD

Axel Bruns is Associate Professor at the Creative Industries Faculty of the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

As an expert in the field of internet research, he has focused his attention particularly on new communication streams and opinion formation. Axel Bruns has achieved international recognition through numerous publications such as Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond (2008) and A Companion to New Media Dynamics (with John Hartley and Jean Burgess, 2013).

Axel Bruns will be at the CAS in April and May 2013 upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Christoph Neuberger, and will give a lecture on 23 April entitled "Neue Öffentlichkeiten und Social-Media-Plattformen: Zur Nutzung von 'Big Data' in der Kommunikationsforschung" (New public forums and social media platforms: on the use of 'big data' in communication research).