New TiP Essay Collection published: Museum Implosions

Museum Implosions is a collection of 17 essays by members of the Technologies in Practice group at the IT University of Copenhagen. The implosion, a method for generating critical enquiry, draws on Dumit’s instruction to continue in the pedagogical spirit of Donna Haraway’s scholarship. Based on a research trip to the Danish Technical Museum, the […]

TiP contributes to Digital STS Field Guide

TiP members Associate Professor Marisa Cohn, Professor Brit Ross Winthereik and Assistant Professor James Maguire contributed to the recently published field guide “Digital STS. A Field Guide for Science & Technology Studies” edited by Janet Vertesi and David Ribes. The collection, published in 2019, entails twenty-five essays, which are offering new approaches to digital scholarship, […]

New Research Project: Welfare after Digitalization

Researchers in TiP, Associate Professor Vasilis Galis and Professor Brit Ross Winthereik, are leading the new research project Welfare after Digitalization.  The aim of Welfare after Digitalization is to investigate how institutional values, digital affordances, and organizational politics are imagined and embedded in digital welfare services, as well as experienced and practiced by citizens, public […]

Tea in TiP: Interview with Visiting Researcher Nikolaus Pöchhacker

Welcome to our informal interview series with visitors to the research group. It is called Tea in TiP because interviewees are invited to share a cup of tea (though we shared some coffee on this  occasion) and talk about what they hope to work on while visiting ITU and TiP. Nikolaus Pöchhacker is visiting from […]

“Datapolitics is more than GDPR and privacy, we also need to talk about climate” – new research initiative ‘The Digital Anthropocene’

With a moderate climate, a stable electricity grid and a central location in Europe, Denmark’s growing data center industry offers ideal conditions that big tech companies have long been looking for. As tech giants, like Google, Facebook and Apple, place their servers in Denmark in order to store data from European users, questions regarding climate […]

Digital Trust in Denmark – A workshop on trust and mistrust towards public institutions in the world’s ‘most digitized country’

On December 11th, TiP’s research group Data as Relation and SODAS – Center for Social Data Science at Copenhagen University held a workshop on ‘Digital trust in Denmark’. This workshop aimed to debate the hypothesis that Denmark’s increasing digitalization is facilitated by the citizen’s trust in society and the welfare state. To discuss this question, […]

Reimagining Digital Infrastructures – workshop series by James Maguire and InfinIT

On 4th December 2019, James Maguire and InfinIT held the first workshop of the workshop series Reimagining Digital Infrastructures here at ITU. The series of workshops, funded by InfinIT (Innovationsnetværk for IT), aims to consider new ways of creating more ethically inflected digital futures. The first workshop was an exploration of ways in which digital […]

Tea in TiP: Interview with visiting researcher Rikke Torenholt

Welcome to our informal interview series with visitors to the research group. It is called Tea in TiP because interviewees are invited to share a cup of tea (on this occasion we had Swedish Söder tea) and talk about what they hope to work on while visiting ITU and TiP. Rikke Torenholt is visiting from […]

Tea in TiP: Interview with visiting researcher Torbjörn Rolandsson

Welcome to our informal interview series with visitors to the research group. It is called Tea in TiP because interviewees are invited to share a cup of tea (on this occasion we have shared coffee) and talk about what they hope to work on while visiting ITU and TiP. Torbjörn Rolandsson is visiting from the […]

Marisa Cohn at Maintainers III – Unruly Bodies of Code in Time

Marisa Cohn is presenting at the Maintainers III conference in Washington D.C., which is the third conference in a series that celebrates and unpacks the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. You can find the full program here, and Melissa will giving her […]

Brit Ross Winthereik in “Aflyttet” on Radio24syv

Brit Ross Winthereik joined Anders Kjærulff in his Podcast ‘Aflyttet’ to talk about the future of digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google home and the question of ethics in a digital welfare state. Check out the podcasts here [in Danish] Russerne og de digitale, lidt for personlige assistenter! Data-etik, digital velfærd og den analoge […]

DaR hosts artist duo Kirsten Astrup and Maria Bordorff

From 09.-23. September, our research group Data as Relation collaborates with the artist duo Kirsten Astrup and Maria Bodorff. Astrup’s and Bodorff’s work centers on infrastructures of the welfare society. The artists aim to develop a video installation on digital infrastructures based on material from the research project. The installation will be showcased and discussed […]

VIRT-EU at Techfestival – Unforeseeable Futures, Ethics and New Technologies

Saturday, Sep 7 13:00 — 15:00 H15 STRØM, MEATPACKING DISTRICT Join Irina Shklovski and other VIRT-EU members for an interactive session at Techfestival on September, 7th! In the interactive panel, they will challenge people to think about ethics in different and more proactive ways. They will explore ideas around designing for flexibility, for different points […]

Vasilis Galis and Vasiliki Makrygianni at the Welcoming City Seminar

                      June 24, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ScrollBar, IT University of Copenhagen TiP Members Vasilis Galis and Vasiliki Makrygianni are organizing and presenting at the Welcoming City Seminar: This Urban Studies Foundation-sponsored seminar aims to understand (a) the role of cities as sites […]

Brit Ross Winthereik at Folkemødet 2019 – Can the welfare be digitalized?

Digitalization changes the welfare state. But how do we ensure that it benefits all? Join TiP Professor Brit Ross Winthereik in a debate at Folkemødet, Thursday June 13th. As a consequence of Digitalization, the welfare state is undergoing changes once again. The contact with the public sector is becoming increasingly digital, and the authorities are […]

TiP at the Nordic STS conference 2019 at Tampere University

  The field of science and technology studies (STS) has become increasingly prominent in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the biennial Nordic STS conference is to promote exchange of ideas and collaboration among STS scholars by providing a regional forum for presenting on-going research, networking, and initiating new ideas and conversations. The Nordic STS conference […]

Data, Governance and the Politics of Method – Workshop with Professor Evelyn Ruppert

IT University of Copenhagen, 15 March 2019, 12.00—15.00 Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Copenhagen Room: TBA   Data (both big and small) has become a heated matter of public concern and academic interest. As data continues to multiply and proliferate, compelling new questions emerge. How do new forms of data and methods become legitimate and official? […]

The cloud is located in a Danish field – and it eats electricity

Assistant Professor James Maguire was interviewed for Ingeniøren about the relationship between data centres, energy transitions, and transparency. The article investigates the current plans of Apple, Google, Facebook & Co to build (further) data centres in Denmark. As large energy consumers these data centres are having an increasing effect on the politics of renewable energy […]

Human answers to how to expand the pool of female talent in STEM?

By Lea Enslev, Research Assistant in TiP Women on the agenda With around 200 debates, workshops and talks asking for “a human response to tech”, and themes spanning from “Democracy”, “Coding”, “Ethics”, “Inclusion”, “Digital wellness” to “Females in tech”, the Techfestival in Copenhagen 2018

Gad in DR: The digital state challenges the citizens’ trust

Associate Professor Christopher Gad was interviewed for Danish media, DR, about how the digitalisation of the Danish state affects citizens’ trust in governing institutions. The Danish government has recently launched 22 initiatives that are meant to ensure “world class digital service”. One of the initiatives is a platform through which the citizen gets access to […]

TiP Talk by Professor Jennifer Gabrys: How to Do Things with Sensors

The Technologies in Practice (TiP) research group at the ITU is happy to present Professor of Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, Jennifer Gabrys, as our next speaker in our TiP Talk Speaker Series. Details Title: How to Do Things with Sensors When and where: Thursday, 22nd of […]

Current Thinking: Book to be published

Brit Winthereik from TiP, Simone Abram and Tom Yarrow from Durham University are the editors behind an anthology, which will be published in Bloomsbury Anthropology during the autumn of 2018. Professor from MIT, Stefan Helmreich, endorses the book with the following statement: “How do electromagnetic fields contour fields of social action? This bracing collection gathers […]

Presentation by Galis, Makrygianni and Vlassis at CES workshop

Associate Professor Vasillis Galis, Postdoc Vasiliki Makrygianni and PhD student Vasilis Vlassis participated and presented their work at the international workshop “How can Science and Technology Studies help to reflect on the political crisis associated with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers?” which was held on 26 – 28 September 2018, at the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. They participated in […]

Lunch with Google, Video Assistant Referees and Datadriven Management

Recently Associate Professor Christopher Gad from TiP has been featured in media with stories ranging from novel technology-use in the FIFA World Cup 2018, the Municipality of Copenhagen and Google’s new Digital Learning Center in Copenhagen for unemployed people and smaller businesses as well as data-driven management. Googles gratis frokost – in Weekendavisen Vi har stadig brug for Guds hånd […]

Most cited paper in the Science & Technology journal

Lea Schick and Brit Ross Winthereik received the news that their paper “Innovating Relations – Or Why Smart Grid is not too Complex for the Public” is among the most cited papers in the Science & Technology journal.  The paper is featured in the journal’s editor’s pick for the 4S conference 2018.

Nanna Gorm

Nanna Gorm interviewed by DR about health tracking

Sundhedsmagasinet at DR1 interviewed TiPs PhD student Nanna Gorm about trends in health tracking and the individualisation of health. The full episode of “Sundhedsmagasinet”(in Danish) asks the question: “Is it healthy to act as your own doctor?”, and Gorm presents some findings from her own research with health tracking. DR also published an article about the popularity […]

Accepted papers to Social Media and Society Conference by Shklovski

Irina Shklovski has had two papers accepted to the Social Media and Society Conference happening in Copenhagen in July 2018.  The papers are co-authored with her students and based on one master’s thesis and one bachelor thesis. In the User We Trust: Unrealistic Expectations of Facebook’s Privacy Mechanisms. By Guillaume Nadon, Marcus Feilberg, Mathias Johansen and Irina […]

Maguire interviewed by Computerworld about the Danish datacenter industry

James Maguire was interviewed by Computerworld about his research about the Danish datacenter industry and he brings forward his ideas of how Denmark can benefit from big tech’s investments in hyper scale data centers in Denmark. Maguire argues that Denmark should focus on establishing itself as a knowledge hub for data and infrastructure and thereby attract […]

Dalsgaard’s research proposal receives funding from DFF-Danish ERC-programme 

Associate Professor Steffen Dalsgaard has received funding for the research proposal for SOCCAR (Sociocultural Carbon) from the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s (DFF) ERC-programme which aims to strengthen the opportunities for talented researchers to obtain grants from the European Research Council. Go to DFF’s website to read the news (Text in Danish). The SOCCAR project The SOCCAR project seeks […]

Program for DASTS 2018 at ITU is available

The DASTS Conference is right around the corner, as TiP and the IT University open the doors Thursday the 24th of May. The programme is now available so go check it out here. The theme and title of the conference is Engaging the Data Moment, indicating a moment of collective reflection upon the digitalization and datafication […]

Maguire in Finans.dk about Data Centers and Energy in Denmark

Post doctoral researcher in TiP, James Maguire, has written a debate piece for Finans.dk about the marriage between the Danish state and Big Tech companies, who are moving in on Danish soil to build data centers and to fulfil their promises of investment, jobs and green energy. Maguire points out that it is still unclear […]