Media technology

Media technology at LiU deals with images and on the image as a carrier of large quantities of information. The research encompasses everything from graphic design and art, the quality of reproductions and advanced colour theory, to how and with which mathematical models it is possible to visualise different processes on a flat screen as well as in a dome theatre in 3D.

The different tools also have different requirements. The researchers are studying everything from simple touch screens and 2D mouses, to advanced immersive environments where the viewer is completely enclosed and feels like they have been transported to a different place – for example a spherical projection surface or VR environment. 

How human beings interact with images and fabricated environments, through their hearing, touch and vision, is also being studied, as are advanced methods for the photorealistic rendering of image data.

Many of the results of this research are on display to the general public at Visualisation Centre C in Norrköping. 



Emil Axelsson and Tomas Forsyth Rosin outside an entrance to Linköping University in Norrköping

Friendship paved the way for their careers​

​Tomas Forsyth Rosin is a developer at Spotify; Emil Axelsson​has similar duties at Apple. They became inseparable friends while studying Media Technology and Engineering, an MSc programme at LiU.​

A road leading to a sunset. 2020 is written on the road with white paint, above it an arrow is pointing in the direction of the horizon.

Three doctoral students to receive Horizon 2020 funding at LiU

Three departments will each host a doctoral student funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The research projects deal with using waste heat to produce electricity, perovskites for photonics, and the rendering of computer-generated images.

A portrait of Ben Shedd

Norrköping home to world’s first professor of exploranation

Ben Shedd, winner of several awards for his scientific films for dome cinemas, is LiU’s first guest professor in visual scientific communication. The guest professorship has been financed by a donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.