Sebastian Cole Poma-Murialdo

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Media and Communication
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

I have a general interest in entertainment communication, media industries, movies, music, and how we use (new) media technologies to have fun. Specifically, in my PhD research project I am studying how we understand and use recommendation algorithms in music streaming services and the possible effects they have on us as users and the ways we listen to music.


I hold a research master's degree in communication science from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Costa Rica. Before working at the University of Oslo I was a junior lecturer in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, where I taught theory and method courses at a bachelor level.

Tags: Media and communication, Entertainment communication, Music and Media, Algorithms, Streaming services


  • Cole, Sebastian & Piotrowski, Jessica Taylor (2021). Youth and Entertainment-Education. In Frank, Lauren B. & Falzone, Paul (Ed.), Entertainment-Education Behind the Scenes: Case Studies for Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-63614-2. p. 279–290. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63614-2_17.

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