I’m the head of the MINT Lab that focuses on researching media, interaction, and technology.
My research interest are mainly qualitative approaches in the following areas:
- communication, networking, and organizational aspects to sustain and maintain open-source software communities;
- human-computer interaction and practices of producing and engaging with audiovisual media artifacts;
- computer-supported collaboration and video annotation tools.
My academic background is in media studies (PhD, 2012) and sociology (MA, 2008).
Before coming to Carnegie Mellon University, I was a faculty member at the Seminar for Media Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where I have researched and taught on popular culture, esp. reality TV.
For more details, see my CV.
In Spring semester 2021, I’m teaching 17-397 + 17-641 Introduction to Qualitative Research: Social Media Apps and Video Content Creation.
Here is a list of my previous teaching at University of Basel.
I publish in English and German. Most recent publications include:
- Klug, D. (2020). “It Would not Be Just Visual, it Could Have Words and a Story”: Performance and Narrative in the Music Video Oeuvre of Michel Gondry. In ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry (pp. 197-212). Edinburgh University Press.
- Klug, D. (2020). “It took me almost 30 minutes to practice this”. Performance and Production Practices in Dance Challenge Videos on TikTok
- Fang, H., Klug, D., Lamba, H., Herbsleb, J., Vasilescu, B. (2020). Need for Tweet: How Open Source Developers Talk About Their GitHub Work on Twitter (preprint). In MSR 2020 (Technical Paper).
- Klug, D., & Schmidt, A. (2019). Production Practices in the Filming of German Scripted Reality Shows. In The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production (pp. 293-304). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Klug, D. (2019). The song does not remain the same. Music videos as large-scale audiovisual forms. In Large-Scale forms in Popular Music (pp. 197-210). Waxmann.
- Klug, D., & Schmidt, A. (2018). How Reality TV Demands the Body. Eliciting and Exploiting Emotions in the Staging of Self-Overcoming in Germany’s Next Top Model.
- Autenrieth, U., Klug, D., Schmidt, A., & Deppermann, A. (Eds.). (2018). Medien als Alltag (Vol. 17). Herbert von Halem Verlag.
- Klug, D., Schlote, E., & Neumann-Braun, K. (2017). Datafizierung der schulischen-ästhetischen Bildung. Ein Werkstattbericht aus der Entwicklung des Lernwerkzeugs TRAVIS GO. mERZ Wissenschaft, (6), 54-63.
- Klug, D. (2017). These Kind of Dreams. Dystopian Depictions of California in the Music Video ‘Californication’. In A Dark California. Essays on Dystopian Depictions in Popular Culture. McFarland.
For a full list of publications, see Google Scholar.
I give talks in English and German. Some selected talks:
- “It took me almost 30 minutes to practice this”. Performance and Production Practices in Dance Challenge Videos on TikTok
NCA 2020, Indianapolis (virtual), November 2020
- TRAVIS GO – Collaborate Video Annotation to Support Visual and Media Literacy
AECT 2020, Jacksonville, FL (virtual), November 2020
- “Jump in and be Part of the Fun”. How News Providers Use and Adapt to TikTok.
MPCA/ACA 2020, Minneapolis (virtual), October 2020
- TRAVIS GO – A Video Annotation Tool that Fosters Participation and Critical Thinking in the Classroom (slides)
OER20, London, April 2020
- musical.ly Tutorials as Aesthetic Codes and Performance Guidelines in Digital Youth Communities
ECREA 2018, Lugano, November 2018
- TRAVIS GO – Simple and Collaborative Annotation of Video and Audio Material (slides)
Media & Learning, Leuwen, June 2018
- Celebreality Show Participants and the Fame Cycle
EUPOP 17, London, July 2017
- Elicited and Exploited Emotions – How Reality TV Demands the Body
Affect – Media – Power, Berlin, June 2017
- Implementing Screens Within Screens to Create Telepresence in Reality TV
IMPEC’16, Lyon, July 2016
- Transgressions of Reality. Factualizing the Fiction of Scripted Reality
Media and Transgression, Lund, March 2016
- Displaying the Self through Moving Images. Functions and Consequences of ‘Pretty Or Ugly’ YouTube Videos on Peer-Perception and Self-Identification
ICA, Seattle, May 2014
Here is a full list of past talks.
While working at the University of Basel, I co-developed TRAVIS GO, an app for simple and collaborative video annotation.
For past research projects, please see the Swiss National Science Foundation research database or ORCID.