March 9th Data as Relation Launch event

Join us for public talks on big data and public governance in connection with the launch of the new ITU research project, Data as Relation, on Thursday, March 9, from 11.30-13.00. The big data revolution has reached the public sector in Denmark. As a forerunner in Europe, the Danish public sector uses large quantities of […]

ITU Teaching Award for Laura Watts and Rachel Douglas-Jones

At the close of the year event in 2016, ITU’s Vice Chancellor Mads Tofte gave out a teaching award to two Technologies in Practice researchers, Laura Watts and Rachel Douglas-Jones. The award was based on the development of a successful new course, Writing Innovation Studio, available as an elective on the MSc degree program Digital […]

OpenITU: Recommended for You Can AI Give Us What We Want?

TiP’s Irina Shklovski will be speaking at the upcoming OpenITU, entitled “Recommended for You: Can AI Give us what we want?” The event takes place on the 10th of February at 16:00-17:30, in ITU’s ScrollBar Recommended for You will take up the issue of AI in predictive preference and recommending systems: All over the internet, […]

VIRT-EU Launch Video live

Did you miss the VIRT-EU project launch event? You can see the whole event here:   Program   The Internet of Things promises an exciting era of innovation but also raises significant privacy and security concerns. With the proliferation of technologies and devices, who is responsible for making sure that our data are treated ethically? […]

VIRT-EU Launch event

Values and Ethics in Innovation for Responsible Technology in Europe is a new project at ITU funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program. It aims to affect the everyday work of developers, leading to IoT products that are in better alignment with the ethical and social values of EU citizens. To start the year off, […]

publicETHOS: Mining the Web with Hyphe

On December 1st in DesignLab from 13:00-16:00  A lecture and workshop with Mathieu Jacomy, Research Engineer, Science Po médialab, Paris. Can we find our way in the web without Google? The web is not structured as a library, but it is not chaos either. Thanks to graph theory we have a better understanding of the […]

publicETHOS: Richard Rogers

On Tuesday the 8th of November in Aud 2. from 12:00-13:00 Situating Digital Methods In Digital Methods Rogers proposes a methodological outlook for social and cultural scholarly research on the Web that seeks to move Internet research beyond the study of online culture. It is not a toolkit for Internet research, or operating instructions for a […]

Maintaining Technological Worlds: Care and its ambivalences

On October 10th Marisa Cohn is convening a workshop called Maintaining Technological Worlds: Care and its ambivalences Recent work to develop an analytic of “matters of care” in technoscience (Puig de la Bellacasa 2011) has examined care work in worlds of biology, agriculture, health and heritage often attending to the role of technologies in mediating […]

Günter Getzinger

The Future of Mobility – Environmental Futures Public Lecture

TiP’s Environmental Futures Seminar Series announces its first Public Lecture: The Future of Mobility an Environmental Futures Public Lecture by Günter Getzinger (Graz/Klagenfurt) on October 28, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM @ Room 5a60. Abstract Mobility behavior of young adults at the age of 16 to 36 year – the so-called generation Y – […]

TiP at 4S/EASST Barcelona

This year, a huge number of members of our research group will be presenting and convening tracks at the EASST/4S conference in Barcelona, August 31st-September 3rd. Here’s a list (updated): T065 The Experimental Organization: Becoming by Doing, co-convened by Brit Winthereik Critique: In Organizational Experiment a paper by Brit Winthereik and Christopher Gad, on T065 Managing […]

Alien Energy: Upcoming Lectures by Stefan Helmreich and Noortje Marres

As part of the closing conference for the Alien Energy research project, we are pleased to invite you to the following public lectures at the ITU in October. Professor Stefan Helmreich “The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene” Wednesday Oct 19 at 16:00 in Aud 2, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Abstract Do ocean waves have […]

PhD defence: Anne Kathrine Pihl Vadgard

Anne Kathrine Pihl Vadgaard will publicly defend her thesis entitled: The Election Machine – Generating Danish Democracy The defense will take place: Friday 17. June, 2016 at 13.00, Auditorium 4, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen S Assessment committee: Associate Professor Kimberley Coles, University of Redlands Associate Professor Peter Danholt, Aarhus […]

Lars Rune Christensen appointed member of The Danish Disability Council

Lars Rune Christensen, Associate Professor and present Head of TiP, has been appointed a member of ‘The Danish Disability Council’, where he will be a voice on technology and the life situation of persons with disabilities.  The Council’s tasks are to monitor the situation of disabled people in society, in view of UN Convention on Rights for Persons […]

Nanna Gorm and Irina Shklovski presenting at the CSCW Conference

How can we evaluate activity tracking initiatives in the workplace? Article by TiP researchers on activity tracking in the workplace presented at CSCW conference Nanna Gorm and Irina Shklovski have co-authored an article presenting findings from an observational study of a workplace participating in a step-counting campaign. The paper was presented at the Computer-Supported Cooperative […]

PhD Summer School, Spain: Techno Science Societies

“Techno Science Societies: Between Myth Formation and Societal Structure” Date: From 18 to 22 July 2016 Objective: The main objective of this summer school is to unfold the changes in social structure and the narratives about them as well as their reciprocal dynamic of amplification and demise. What is the relation between changing social structures […]

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Special Issue Released: “Environmental Management as Situated Practice”

TiP’s assistant professor Ingmar Lippert announced the publication of a  special issue on environmental management in the key geography journal Geoforum. Entitled Environmental Management as Situated Practice, the collection of papers contributes to theoretical conversations in the borderlands between Science and Technology Studies (STS), Environmental Anthropology, Environmental Sociology, Critical Management Studies and (More-than-)Human Geography. With […]

Public lecture: E-waste, obsolescence and sustainable HCI

The IT-University of Copenhagen March 2nd, 3A12/14 10:00 –12:00 PM Abstract Technological innovation and advancements in manufacturing have turned consumer electronics into an easily replaceable commodity in people’s everyday lives. The result is an ever-increasing cycle of replacement that renders devices obsolete and creates large amounts of e-waste, threatening environmental sustainability. To tackle the problem […]

Christopher Gad Elected chairman of DASTS

Christopher Gad Elected chairman of DASTS At the board meeting for the Danish Association of Science and Technology Studies (DASTS) in September 2015, Christopher Gad voted chairman, after Torben Elgaard Jensen, Aalborg University, had announced his wish to step down. DASTS is the professional association for Science and Technology Studies researchers in Denmark. The aim […]

New head of B.Sc. in Global Business Informatics (GBI)

Associate Professor Steffen Dalsgaard took over as Head of Programme for the B.Sc. in Global Business Informatics on January 1. He is a member of the Technologies in Practice research group, where he studies: 1) democratic technologies and 2) carbon trading from an anthropological perspective. He has previously acted as course manager and lecturer on […]

#DASTS 2016

This year’s Danish STS Conference, Interpellating Futures,  will be held in Aarhus, June 2-3.  The call for papers has just been issued, and two of the sessions have been proposed by members of TiP –  Session 3: Dreams for the Future: technocracy, utopianism, fantasy, anxiety was proposed by TiP’s Rachel Douglas-Jones, Marisa Cohn and Ingmar […]

Dear TIP – Retirement Randi Markussen

On the occasion of her retirement, Randi Markussen issued the following message to the Technologies in Practice research group.  Dear TiP Thank you to all of you who participated in the reception and contributed to making it such an extraordinary fine event. I cannot think of a better way of celebrating retirement. And thanks for the […]

Call for Papers: Digital Evidence

Call for Papers for Philosophy and Technology’s special issue on Digital Evidence Guest Editors Judith Simon (IT University Copenhagen & University of Vienna) Shannon Vallor (Santa Clara University) Introduction Digital technologies of the 21st century are profoundly transforming the nature of evidence and evidential practices in a wide range of domains, including science, medicine, law, […]

Big Data & Ethics – PhD course with Geoffrey Bowker

Big Data & Ethics – PhD course with Geoffrey Bowker Monday May 23 – Tuesday May 24, IT-University of Copenhagen Credits 3.5 ECTS Lecturers Geoffrey Bowker, Professor, UC Irvine, Visiting Velux professor at the ITU Allison Powell, Programme director, London School of Economics & Political Science Rachel Douglas–Jones, Assistant Professor, IT-University of Copenhagen    Course […]

Tea in TiP: Atsuro Morita

Atsuro Morita works as an Associate  Professor of Anthropology at Osaka University, in the Faculty of Human Sciences. He is visiting ITU for 12 months as part of the Environmental Infrastructures research project, which is convened between faculty at ITU, Copenhagen University and the host institution, Osaka University.   Rachel Douglas-Jones: Thanks for finding the […]

Public Talk By Geoffrey Bowker: The Data Citizen

New Modes of Being in the Emergent Internet of Things Public Talk By Geoffrey Bowker The IT-University of Copenhagen April 1st, Aud 2, 14:15 –15:45 PM In his talk Geoffrey Bowker will explore ways in which the experience of being human is being altered through big data analytics. While there is a filiation with the […]

Katerina Psarikidou

Katerina Psarikidou visits #EnvironmentalFutures to discuss urban mobility&low carbon futures

TiP&EnergyFuture’s #EnvironmentalFutures Seminar Series presents Unpacking the multiple temporalities of urban mobilities for configuring low-carbon futures 11th November @ ITU, Room 3A08, 12noon by Dr. Katerina Psarikidou, Department of Sociology, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, UK This paper focuses on the multiple temporal aspects that we need to take into consideration for configuring low […]

Tea in TiP: Interview with Visiting Professor John Law

John Law has recently retired from the Open University and was visiting TiP for five months between August 2014 and February 2015. During our Tea in TiP interview, we talked about his ongoing research interests and fieldwork, and what he was working on whilst at ITU. Rachel Douglas-Jones: Hi John, thanks for finding the time […]

Tea in TiP: Interview with Visiting Professor Estrid Sørensen

Estrid Sørensen is a Professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and PI of the research group “Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge”. She visited TiP group in Spring 2015, and Rachel interviewed her for the Tea in TiP series. Read on to find out more about Estrid’s research interests and activities in Copenhagen.   Rachel: Hi Estrid! Thanks […]

The Many Potential Materialities of Information

Monday, October 12, 14-16 ITU, Rued Langaards vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen S – Room 5A60 The lecture is open to the public Abstract Ours is an age of virtuality, in several different senses — in the centrality of theoretical knowledge, in the logic of economic speculation, and in the ever-growing encroach of the digital. In […]

PhD Course: New Ethnographic Methods for Technology Studies

On Tuesday October 27 11:00 – Thursday Oct 29 (13:00) TiP will be hosting a PhD course entitled New Ethnographic Methods for Technology Studies: Between the Field and the Desk. You can find below the details of the lecturers, readings, and how to apply.   Organizers Christopher Gad, Marisa Cohn, Rachel Douglas-Jones Technologies in Practice  & Ethos […]

Darrin Durant visits TiP

Darrin Durant, University of Melbourne, visits ITU on Monday 21st September. After having worked at York University in Toronto for many years, Darrin recently returned to his native Australia and is currently preparing to launch a new interdisciplinary Masters degree in science, technology and innovation studies in Melbourne. In addition, to scheduling meetings with participating teachers […]

EnergyScapes: Making Air, Land, and Sea Environments

Half Day Seminar (Registration Required) 23 September 2015 8:45 – 12.30 Room 3A08 at ITU How does navigating through an environment shape the environment and, in turn, how does the environment ‘kick back’ to shape people, technologies, and energy? This event will explore how different sociotechnical environments, from the military and their drone aircraft in […]

Geoffrey Bowker will be visiting IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Feb-June 2016

Professor Geoffrey Bowker, University of California, Irvine will be Velux Visiting Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Technologies in Practice research group between February and June 2016. Bowker’s research is particular dedicated to investigate the use of web and other digital resources across a set of disciplines. He works with scholars to uncover ways […]

Call for submissions for two workshops at the Critical Alternatives conference this fall

The fifth decennial Aarhus conference, Critical Alternatives, focuses on alternatives related to information technologies from a quality of life perspective. Over the years the involvement of end-users has become standard procedure in many organizations, today end-user involvement is not always critical action per se. It has been the aim with the conference to revitalize the […]

Joint launch of the REAL Lab and the ETHOS Lab on 17th of April

Two new Labs are launching at the ITU this week; REAL Lab and ETHOS Lab. REAL is the new Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab, which has a vision of doing research on the border between fiction and fact, and the ETHOS lab combines digital, anthropological and design methods to approach research, teaching and organisational services. […]

Paul Dourish will be visiting IT University of Copenhagen, Oct-Nov 2015

Paul Dourish is a Professor at the Informatics Department at University of California, Irvine, and will be Velux Visiting Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Technologies in Practice research group in Oct-Nov 2015. Dourish’ research lies broadly at the intersection of computer science and social science. He work in the areas of human-computer interaction […]

GBI students’ work gets accepted to HCII 2015

Third year GBI students, Mads Christophersen, Peter Mørck and Tue Odd Langhoff’s paper “Unforeseen Challenges: Adopting Wearable Health Data Tracking Devices to Reduce Health Insurance Costs in Organizations”, supervised by Pernille Bjørn (TiP), has been accepted into the proceedings for the Human-Computer Interaction international conference 2015 in Los Angeles. What is your project about? Very […]