Pelle Snickars works as Head of Research at the National Library of Sweden. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cinema Studies, Stockholm University. Snickars’ has published numerous books on various aspect of media history as well as new media.

Recent books
Moving Data. The iPhone and the Future of Media, (eds.) Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012) – read the introduction here – or download it.

The YouTube Reader, (eds.) Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau (Stockholm: KB, 2009) – download the book.

Submitted articles
“Himalaya of Data”, forthcoming in (preliminary title) WikiLeaks. A Reader (ed.) Christian Christenssen (New York: Peter Lang, 2012) – download a first draft.

“Against Search—Towards A New Computational Logic of Media Accessibility”, forthcoming in Blackwell Companion to New Media Dynamics (eds.) John Hartley, Jean Burgess & Axel Bruns (London: Blackwell, 2012) – download a first draft.

Recently published articles
“A Walled Garden Turned Into a Rain Forest”, Moving Data. The iPhone and the Future of Media, (eds.) Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012) – download a first draft.

“If Content Is King, Context Is Its Crown”, Critical Studies in European Television no. 1, 2012 – article can be found here.

The YouTube Reader for free!

YouTube is the very epitome of today’s digital media culture. The platform has rapidly developed into the world’s largest archive of moving images, promising endless opportunities for amateur video, entertainment formats and viral marketing. This is the first comprehensive book to study YouTube as an industry, an archive and a cultural form. Bringing together original contributions by renowned scholars from the US and Europe, The YouTube Reader critically discusses the potentials and pitfalls of “broadcasting yourself.”

The YouTube Reader was recently re-released with a cc-license. Download the book for free here (6mb).