He has held visiting professorships at Stockholm University, the Freie Universität Berlin and Philips Universität Marburg. In AY 2012-13, he will be a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg), and DREAM national professor in Denmark. Uricchio’s work has been supported by Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright research fellowships.
Uricchio is Principal Investigator of the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Game Lab (formerly the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab) and his research considers the interplay of media technologies and cultural practices, and their role in (re-) constructing representation, knowledge and publics. In part, he researches and develops new histories of ‘old’ media when they were new (early photography, telephony, film, broadcasting, and new media). And in part, he investigates the entanglements of media cultures through research into such areas as peer-to-peer communities and cultural citizenship, media and cultural identity, and historical representation in computer games and reenactments.
Uricchio’s recent books include Media Cultures (2006 Heidelberg), on responses to media in post 9/11 Germany and the US, and We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identities (2009, Chicago). He is currently completing manuscripts on the concept of the televisual from the 19th century to the present and on the algorithmic turn in media culture