TiP Events – October 2021

All TiP Salons will happen both in person at 3F07 (Emil Holms Kanal) and online. Contact Qiuyu Jiang (qiji) for subscription to TiP newsletter for future events and Jessamy Perriam (jper) for more TiP Salon details. 

TiP at 4S Annual Meeting 2021

At the 4S Annual Meeting, 6-9 October, a number of TiP-sters will present! The conference is framed under the theme of “good relations” posing the following question: What does it mean in practice to strive towards good relations as humans, with technologies, in our modes of knowing, within environments, across distance, and with other-than-humans? When […]

Emerging Technologies: The Case of Edge Computing

The Reimagining Digital Infrastructures project (James Maguire, Assistant Professor in TiP and Cristina Canureci) has published a report on Edge Computing. Edge infrastructures–– as a newly emerging computing paradigm––are one form of industry response to the need to diversify our digital infrastructures. While not replacing centralized digital processes, edge is one way, the report argues, […]

Your Holiday Listen – New Podcast Episodes

Just in time for a good listen during the holidays, researchers of the Data as Relation Research project and the Center for Digital Welfare have recently published some new podcast episodes.  Listen to the special series of the Data as Relation podcasts telling the story of digitalization and big data in little Denmark through conversation […]

Digital mazes reinforcing inequality – Professor Brit Ross Winthereik in Ingenøren

In a recent article in Ingenøren, Brit Ross Winthereik, Professor in TiP, discusses issues of ‘digital housekeeping’ in the Danish digitalized welfare state. In the article, Winterheik is raising questions of structural reinforcements of inequalities through placing the responsibility of access to digital services on the citizens. As a high degree self-sufficiency and technical knowledge […]

Call for Papers Special Issue – Digital Mistrust

TiP Researchers Assistant Professor Lise Røjskjær Pedersen and Assistant Professor James Maguire are editing together with Kristoffer Albris, Assistant Professor at Copenhagen University, a special issue on ‘Digital mistrust: Rethinking trust in digitalizing societies’. While there is little agreement within academia, and beyond, as to the precise meaning of the term trust, there is broad […]

TiP Researchers transforming lectures into live radio shows

In the light of the current pandemic situation and the challenges this poses for teaching activities, assistant professor Jessamy Perriam and associate professor Baki Cakici, both TiP members and lecturers of the course ‘Navigating Complexity’, have transformed inperson lectures into live radio shows. This format and novel teaching method provides new opportunities to convey complex […]

TiP @ EASST/4S 2020

This year, TiP members contribute in various ways and topics the virtual EASST/4S conference.   Kick off your conference days with an excursion to the UK through Jessamy Perriams’s presentation on ‘De-Inscribing and Re-Insribing Legacy Technologies in the UK Public Sector’, before following Rachel Douglas Jones and James Maguire’s panel ‘Political Data of the Digital […]

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 […]