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 […]

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 […]

2015 ESST European Award for Aspiring Undergraduates

The European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) is sponsoring an award of 1,000 € for the best undergraduate essay on the connection between science and society (or technology and society). Undergraduates from all fields studying at any European university are eligible to apply. Science and engineering students can submit an essay that […]

Mapping Danish Research on Research and Innovation

Associate Professor at the ITU, Brit Ross Winthereik has been identified by a ministry report as one of the leading figures in Danish research in research and innovation. The report presents results of a study aimed at mapping the Danish research in research and innovation. The report was tailored to capture complexity and contains results […]

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. http://cscw.acm.org/2016/temp/cscw2016preliminaryCFP.pdf 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 […]

CSCW 2015 Lasting impact award

Wanda Orlikowski (MIT) is the winner of the CSCW 2015 Lasting Impact award for her 1992 CSCW paper “Learning from Notes: organizational issues in groupware implementation”. The paper is a classic in CSCW research, and will be celebrated with a dedicated panel at the CSCW2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Following Wanda Orlikowski’s retrospective presentation of the […]

Bringing research to Project Managers

“Does distance still matter – reflections for project managers” was the title of the talk done by Pernille Bjørn (Head of TiP) in the InnovationLab network for project managers on January 7th 2015. The talk presented theoretical frameworks of collaboration across distance, and how this have changed over the last decade. In particular, there were […]

Critical Systems Lecture Series: Brokerage: Mediating Datafication, Citizenship and the City

Tomorrow on 5th of February, 10:30-12:00, in 3A08, a Critical Systems lecture will take place. Datafication is transforming citizenship in cities around the world by introducing new relationships between citizens and governments. This paper examines how the emergence of various forms of data brokerage by companies as well as civic entities recasts notions of citizenship […]

ConflictIT: Technologies in Conflicted Cities

ConflictIT is an interdisciplinary research project dedicated to investigating technologies, collaboration, and politics as these emerge in tech start-up companies located within the geographical region of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. What makes this case particularly interesting is the unique collaborative setup, with IT developers located in two offices that are only 13 miles apart, however, the […]

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 […]

Information Infrastructures in Healthcare

ITU researcher Pernille Bjørn (TiP) and Professor Gunnar Ellingsen (University of Tromsø, Norway) have just finished 2-years work on a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS) dedicated to Action Research, Interventions, and Participatory Design. This special issue is now published online. Over the last 10 years research on Information Infrastructures in […]


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 […]

Interview with PhD fellow Anne Kathrine

Anne Kathrine is studying a PhD in the Technologies in Practice research group. She has a bachelor- and a master degree in Anthropology from the University of Aarhus, where she wrote her master thesis in collaboration with Microsoft. During this time she also attended courses at the IT University. She started her PhD in August […]

Does distance still matter?

Pernille Bjørn, Head of Technologies in Practice, who recently had an article accepted in TOCHI. The article is a comparative study of four cases in global software development questioning the CSCW fundamentals on distance – by Pernille Bjørn, Morten Esbensen, Rasmus Eskild Jensen, and Stina Matthiesen. The article is analyzing the fundamental aspects of distance as […]

Te(a) i(n) TiP: Anna Wallsten

TiP welcomed Anna Wallsten for 9 weeks this semester, and she took part in our informal interview series, this time with Marisa Cohn. Marisa: Tell us about your visit – where are you coming from and how long are you visiting us in Copenhagen? Anna: I’ve been here for about 9 weeks. I’m from Linköping […]

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 […]

Life of a PhD fellow at the ITU

Rasmus Eskild Jensen turned in his PhD thesis this August, exactly three years after starting the project. His PhD is about globally based software development teams and the challenges of working across geographical distance. He has shared his insights on what it means being at PhD fellow in the Technologies in Practice department at ITU. […]

Sidsel Thaarup won the 2014 ESST European Award

Sidsel Thaarup, an undergraduate student at the Global Business Informatics programme, won the 2014 ESST European Award.
Undergraduates of all fields, studying at different European universities were invited to write an essay on the connection between science, technology and society.

We are very proud of Sidsel’s achievement. Congratulations and good luck with the next steps! The essay […]

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: http://www.ecscw2015.eu CSCW focuses on […]

ITU students working with Indonesia, Finland, and USA

VIBu is an online business simulation game, which joins students across the world in small virtual teams. The teams work in real time as they collaborate, negotiate and strategize to run their own companies manufacturing and producing goods. Decisions has to be made fast and so the communication, which relies on digital platforms, has to […]

A look into Crowdsourcing Week

Last week Crowdsourcing week took place at the IT University and during the course of three days, 40+ crowdsourcing experts gave talks about the subject. From many different perspectives it was covered how the crowd is transforming the way the world is doing business, what the shift means for different industries, how the crowd can […]

TCS invites talented programmers to join the Codevita competition

Join the global coding contest CodeVita, hosted by TCS, and have the chance to experience the joy of coding and to sharpen your programming skills through real-life computing practices. TCS, Tata Consulting Services, is one of the biggest IT developers in the world and has it’s headquarters in India. You will be competing against global […]

Making futures

“What does the future mean to you? What does it mean to design a future in your world, on your coast?” (Making Futures Prologue, 2014) The newly launched book Making Futures is an intervention into what we normatively consider as ‘design’, and how we make different futures through many different forms of design practices. Innovation […]

First Schmalenbach prize ever given to an information systems dissertation

During the 68th Conference of the German science- and business-oriented Schmalenbach society in Dusseldorf on September 23rd, the prestigious Schmalenbach PhD thesis award was granted to Dr. Christoph Seebach, a former PhD student of Prof. Roman Beck. The jury gave the 10,000 Euros award to the social media analytics thesis since it illust rates the […]

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 […]

ToChi paper accepted to be published by the end of the year

TiP researchers: Pernille Bjørn, Stina Matthiesen, and Rasmus Eskild Jensen just got accepted a paper into ToChi – which is the ACM International Journal on Transactions of Computer-Human-Interaction, and the expectation is that it will be published by the end of this year. The paper is an outcome of the NexGSD research project and since ToChi […]