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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Katie Pine, Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter: Organizational Ethnography in an Industry Research Lab, Tuesday April 14th.

Open Lecture: Katie Pine, Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter: Organizational Ethnography in an Industry Research Lab, Tuesday April 14th: 10:00-12:00, 5A14/16  Ethnographic inquiry is increasingly sought after beyond the walls of academia, in settings such as industry research labs, consultancies, and design research firms. In this talk, I will discuss my experiences in corporate ethnography while […]

The 2016 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

The 2016 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing will be held in San Francisco, California, USA from February 27 – March 2, 2016. CSCW is an international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed conference seeking the best research on all topics relevant to collaborative and social computing. We invite authors to submit papers that […]

Environmental futures

We all want a green future. But who is we? And what green future are we talking about? These questions are explored by ITU’s Technologies in Practice (TiP) research group and the strategic research area Energy Futures in their seminar series: Environmental Futures. Denmark aims to turn into a green nation, which means there’s already a […]

Open Lecture: Mark Elam on “The Cigarette Case: Exemplifying the Complexity of Contemporary Matters of Concern”

Friday 30th January 2015, 13-14 in the Design Lab, ITU. Abstract: The mapping complexity course is concerned with working through case studies to chart and visualize the heterogeneous relations and practices constituting matters of collective concern. In other words, mapping complexity implies developing competences enabling you to make the fluid and contingent multiplicity of things […]


STUDENTS: Spend Your Winter Term 2015 Abroad – Apply for the Hilti Fellowship Program Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 Hilti awards the most talented Master students in Information Systems, IT, and Management from Europe with a truly unique fellowship program: The Hilti Fellowship is a combination of practical training at Hilti and academic learning at the University of Liechtenstein, designed […]

New Book release by ITU researcher Pernille Bjørn

New Book release by ITU researcher Pernille Bjørn: “Sociomaterial-Design: Bounding Technologies in Practice” takes on the challenge of redefining design practices through insights from the emerging debate on sociomateriality. It does so by bringing forward a comparative examination of two longitudinal ethnographic studies of the practices within two emergency departments – one in Canada and one […]

What do industry want of Global ITU students – advises for ITU students specialising in global collaboration before starting their master thesis

Meet representatives from Tata Consulting Services, L&T InfoTech, Trellis, and Danske Bank trying to answer the question: What do industry want of Global ITU students; as part of the DIM Global Relation specialisation. Tuesday November 25th 13:00-14:30, Room 5A14/16. Open lecture, all students are welcome. The event is organized as 4 small presentations, and a […]

Open Lecture: Neha Gupta, Xerox Research “Being a turker in India”

Room 5A14/16: Tuesday November 18th Neha Gupta, Xerox Research, will present her most recent research on crowdsourcing and in particular report results from her ethnography study of turkers in India. The lecture is part of IT-mediated and networked practices on the global relation specialisation at the DIM program. The event is organized by Pernille Bjørn, […]

Call for papers for ECSCW 2015

Call for papers for ECSCW 2015 held 19-23 September 2015 in Oslo, Norway In 2015 the European Conference o Computer-Supported Cooperative Work – ECSCW – will be held September 19-23 in Oslo, Norway. ECSCW is a series of international conferences on computer-supported cooperative work located in Europe. The conference website is: CSCW focuses on […]

Crowd Sourcing Week Copenhagen at ITU

The crowd is transforming the way the world does business. Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 explores the best practices in crowdsourcing and the collaborative economy that are fundamentally changing society, mindsets and possibilities across all industries. Taking place Oct 14-16 at ITU, CSW Europe follows a successful global conference in Singapore that saw forward-thinkers from 31 […]

Special Issue on Software Engineering from a Social Network Perspective

Pernille Bjørn is acting as co-editor in a special issue on Software Engineering from a Social Network Perspective, by SpringerOpen Journal of Internet Services and Applications (JISA). MOTIVATION In today’s Internet age, the concept of social networks is emerging as both a useful means for understanding software engineering activities and a key principle for designing […]

STS Reading group Spring 2015

The aim of the reading group is to critically engage with current STS related topics and discussions based on selected readings. Previous topics have included ‘The Ontological Turn’, ‘Politics and the Political’, and ‘After Nature?’ Participants from all disciplinary backgrounds with an interest in STS are welcome to join the reading group. If interested, please contact Anne Kathrine Pihl Vadgaard: to get more info.

Garnet Hertz is visiting Technologies in Practice Oct 3rd

Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver Canada is visiting the Technologies in Practice research group at ITU on Friday Oct 3rd 2014. Garnet Hertz is an artist and researcher whose work explores themes of DIY culture and interdisciplinary art / design practices, […]

Technologies of Time – an interdisciplinary PhD workshop

This workshop is aimed at PhD students in a broad variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, history, science and technology (STS) and other related disciplines. The workshop invites papers dealing with the intersection of ‘time work’ and research, and not the least how specific (new) forms of technology reconfigure the temporality of the relation between researcher and object in a field of study.

Launch of Alien Energy Interactive Installation

This weekend, Saturday 6th September 2014, the Alien Energy team (Laura Watts, Brit Ross Winthereik, Louise Torntoft Jensen, James Maguire and Line Thorsen) will be launching an interactive installation in Hantsholm, Northwestern Jutland, Denmark. Hantsholm is the home of the Danish Wave Energy Centre. In their own words, The installation evokes a partly invisible landscape. […]

Nordic STS

In May 2014 people from University of Gothenburg, University of Linköbing, Oslo University, Aarhus University, University of Aalborg and the IT University met. These images illustrate how ‘Nordic STS’ was discussed and performed. Enjoy!

Data visualizations and radical empiricism

20 June 2014,  10.00 — 16.00hrs. Venue: 3A20, ITU, Rued Langgaards Vej, København, Denmark. With the support of Velux Fonden Adrian Mackenzie (Velux Fonden Visiting Professor, ITU Copenhagen) Anna Munster (College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney) Whether they act as persuasive devices, exploratory instruments or as control surfaces (dashboards), the public life of […]