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Existential Terrains explores the existential dimensions of digitalisation, focusing both on the possibilities for existential meaning making online, and the potential deficiencies, challenges and vulnerabilities of our digital lives. The programme hosts a transdisciplinary network for discussions on digital media and existential issues and challenges (DIGMEX).

Book Launch: Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture

August 8-11, 2018. Amanda Lagerkvist and Charles M. Ess from Existential Terrains will attend the ISMRC Conference in Boulder, Colorado USA on August 8-11, 2018. They will launch the book Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture (edited by Amanda Lagerkvist) in the panel “Existential Media Studies: Probing Technologies of Life, Death and Beyond”. Respondent: John Durham Peters, Yale University. Read more

Human Memory in the Digital Age

June 9, 2018. On June 9, 2018, Amanda Lagerkvist participates in the Symposium Human Memory in the Digital Age at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Lund University. Read more


  • Stockholm university
  • Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse
  • Wallenberg Academy Fellows
  • Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond

EXISTENTIAL TERRAINS is a research programme funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (2014-2018) and by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (2015-2017) headed by Amanda Lagerkvist, PhD., Associate Professor and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University.