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 […]

Talk by Winthereik and Maguire at Centre for Social Data Science

On April 20th 2018, Professor Brit Ross Winthereik and Postdoc James Maguire will give a talk on the Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS) as part of their Spring Lecture Series. The title of Winthereik and Maguire’s talk is “Locating the Dataverse: Big Tech and the State”. The lecture will take place at Copenhagen University […]

Streaming of Data as Relation’s After Work Event “Digitale Dilemmaer”

Live-streaming of the event How does digitalisation change the work conditions in public governance, and what are the opportunities and challenges by using data as governing technology? At this after work event, professionals from the public and private sector who work with data and digitalisation can hear about the latest research on datadriven public governance. The after work […]

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Brit Ross Winthereik

By January 1st 2018, Head of TiP, Brit Ross Winthereik, started a new position as full professor at ITU, where she will continue her research, teaching and public engagement on digital transformations in society. Brit will give her inaugural professorial lecture ‘Seeing through infrastructure: Ethnographies of health IT, development aid, energy, and data’. The lecture […]

Sarah Pink

Stream talk by Professor Sarah Pink: Emerging Technologies and Automated Worlds

On February 1st, TiP and ETHOS Lab were proud to host a talk by Professor Sarah Pink, Distinguished Professor at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia. Stream the talk online If you were unable to attend the event, and wonder if it has a digital existence, look no further. On ETHOS Lab’s Facebook page […]

After-Work Event about the Dilemmas of Digitization

The team behind the Data as Relation research project invites practitioners and people with an interest in public digitisation to an afternoon event about governance in the data driven society. Event details The event takes place at the IT-University on the 13th of March 2018 from 14.30-16.00. The event consists of short presentations from our latest research […]

Talk and Workshop with Nick Seaver

Nick Seaver, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and core faculty in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University, visits the ITU and gives a talk about care and scale in the context of digital music streaming and personalization. After the talk, there will be a workshop where participants are invited to collaboratively reimagine potential relationships between […]

Retreat for the Data as Relation Research Group

The researchers in the Data as Relation project will retreat to the manor Fuglsang Herregård for 2 days to share and discuss the sub-projects with each other.  The retreat will take place on November 5-7th 2017, and the purpose is to harvest the seeds the team planted, when the project was kicked off early in 2017. About […]

New Research Project about Migrants’ Use of ICT

The Velux Foundation has granted 6 million Danish Kroner to the research project “Diginauts” which will investigate how migrants use mobile phones and other digital equipment to navigate geographically, socially and politically when they travel through Europe. The research project is a collaboration between Aalborg University, University of Copenhagen and the IT University with Associate […]

DASTS Conference 2018 at the ITU

On May 24th-25th 2018, the ITU hosts the biannual Danish Association for STS (DASTS) Conference. The 2018 DASTS conference is organised by the Technologies in Practice research group. Themes The theme for the conference is the data moment, and DASTS states the following about their 2018 conference: “Given the speculative and hype infused conjuncture we […]

Keynote presentation by Brit Winthereik at the University of Sussex

Head of TiP, Associate Professor Brit Ross Winthereik, will give a keynote presentation at the international workshop “Reconfiguring Care Infrastructures: Austerity and Innovation in European Welfare Services” at the University of Sussex on the 15-16 November 2017. The workshop will explore the reconfiguration of health and welfare in different European settings. The Department of Sociology is […]

Vasilis Galis Publishes Research on Immigration Control and Borders

Associate Professor from TiP, Vasilis Galis, just published the paper “We are all foreigners in an analogue world – cyber-material alliances in contesting immigration control in Stockholm’s metro system“ with co-author Jane Summerton. The paper investigates internal border controls in Sweden and the emergence of practices in which activist groups organized and performed resistance through the use of […]

“The Digital Citizen” – Schou and Hjelholt Launch New Book

PhD Fellow Jannick Schou and Associate Professor Morten Hjelholt, from the research groups TiP and Culture and Communication at ITU, just published a book called “The Digital Citizen”. The book (in Danish) asks “What does it mean to be made and to act as a digital citizen?” Drawing upon multiple empirical cases, including studies of citizen service centers […]

ETHOS Lab Installation for Culture Night 2017

If you missed the Requiem of a Spacecraft event at ETHOS Lab, then you have a chance of re-visiting the mission control center that will be set up for Kulturnatten 2017 (Culture Night) at the IT University on Friday, October 13. For Culture Night, ETHOS Lab will also be launching the ‘Googlification Bubble’ allowing visitors […]

Smart Society SummIT 2017 – Winthereik and Schick joins the Big Data track

Two of TiP’s researchers will participate at this year’s SummIT about Smart Society and the technologies which will shape the future smart societies. Associate Professor and Head of TiP Brit Winthereik will do a presentation about data-driven management from 10.00-11.10am, and Assistant Professor Lea Schick will moderate the Big Data and Business Intelligence discussions. The conference is organised by […]

Irina Shklovski as Panel Participant at UNI conference

Associate Professor, Irina Shklovski, will participate in a panel debate at the UNI conference on the future world of work on disruption and work conditions in engineering on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Theme: The future world of work The Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE)1, UNI partner-organisation is organising a panel debate to present views on engineers’ future […]

TiP Participation at the 4S Conference

PhD fellows in the TiP group will be presenting their papers at this year’s 4S Conference in Boston. Michael Hockenhull will present his paper “The Widening Gyre of Data Infrastructure Development” for the panel Engaging with Data: Making Sense of Data on Wednesday August 30, 4:00 to 5:30pm, Sheraton Boston, 3, Beacon E. Bastian Jørgensen will present the […]

Laura Watts receives the Cultural Innovation International Prize

As part of an international team, Laura Watts won the Cultural Innovation International Prize, awarded by CCCB in Barcelona, for The Newton Machine, a community-build energy storage system! The design/ethnography project is with James Auger and Julian Hanna at M-ITI Madeira, the community trust on the island of Eday, Orkney (Scotland), and Mark Hull at […]

Ethnographic Description and Digital Sociology Seminar with Noortje Marres

Noortje Marres guests the TiP group for a seminar. Taking a point of departure in a chapter from Noortje Marres’ most recent book “Digital Sociology” we invite the participants of this seminar to develop the notion of situated analytics. Specifically, we begin by discussing a couple of pre-circulated readings, focusing on how they help us […]