"The explosive growth of the GeoWeb and geographic information has made GIS powerful media for the general public to communicate, but perhaps more importantly, GIS have also become media for constructive dialogs and interactions about social issues." - Sui & Goodchild
The Media Engineering Institute (MEI) belongs to the COMEM+ department at the HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. In the field of geospatial, the Ra&D motivation does focus on enabling the conceptual and technological fusion of GIS and Media technologies. As such MEI is a member of the yGeo group (soon renamed Mediamaps Research Group - June 2017).
Yes everything below is incomplete and under construction …
… and many other student projects.