In 2001-2003, m-cult realized several research projects which documented practices and policies of new media art and culture in Finland, the Nordic countries and internationally.
In 2007, m-cult carried out two research commissions from the Ministry of Justice Democracy unit. The projects involved mapping of participatory democracy practices and workshops which brought together policy-makers, designers and activists to exchange views and create new insights into citizen involvement in decision-making and politics.
Finnish Information Society Development Centre TIEKE and m-cult conducted a research project on civic participation in digital television (12/2004-4/2005). The project established a dialogue between NGOs and civic groups to create models for participatory television production.