“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 […]
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 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 […]
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: “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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the decade preceding the financial crisis of 2008, the Icelandic economy became thoroughly immersed within the global currents of transnational capital. Being hailed as the new financial…
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 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 […]
To mark the launch of a new strategic research area at the IT University of Copenhagen we invite everyone to the (first) Critical Systems Lecture and Debate. Date: November 6th, 2014 Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Place: room 4A-58 at the ITU, Copenhagen (reception to follow) The topic for this event is the ethics of research […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: email@example.com to get more info.
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, […]
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.
Elena Parmiggiani is visiting TiP from the Institute of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. She is based in the computer science department there, and is here in Copenhagen between the 8th- 21st September 2014
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. […]
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!
Adrian Mackenzie was a Visiting Researcher at TiP under the Villum Fond Scheme from April to July 2014. In the interview, he reflects on his visit with the group, his wide range of research activities whilst here and gives us his impressions of Copenhagen.
Line Marie Thorsen is a Research Assistant on the Alien Energy project for six months during 2014, and her role is to develop an exhibition which is both part of the research and an experiment in method for the project. In this ‘Te i Tip’, Line explains how she came to be involved and how her background in Art History prepared her for the collaborative enterprise envisaged.
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 […]
Two Technologies in Practice researchers are taking part in this Spring’s OpenIT series, which are talks based on current research. All lectures are open to the public as well as to members of different sections and research groups across the ITU
Continuing our series of ‘Tea in TiP’ informal interviews with visitors to the group, here is a conversation with visiting professor Mark Elam. We cover Mark’s professional trajectory, his recent research projects on smoking controversies and the development of nuclear waste management in Sweden, and his plans for future research . Rachel: Hi Mark! Welcome […]
PhD course at the IT University: Socialising Big Data Lecturers Adrian Mackenzie, Lancaster University, Velux Visiting Professor at the ITU in 2014 Ruth McNally, Lancaster University Penny Harvey, University of Manchester Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths College, University of London Organisers Brit Ross Winthereik, Technologies in Practice, IT University of Copenhagen Louise Torntoft Jensen, Technologies in Practice, […]
Welcome to the second in our informal interview series with visitors to the research group.
PhD student Hanne Cecilie Geirbo is visiting TiP from the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. She is a member of the Global Infrastructures research group, and will be in Copenhagen between mid January and mid April.
This post inaugurates 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 and talk about what they hope to work on while visiting the ITU. Our first visitor to take part in the series is Sara Jensen.
Place: IT University of Copenhagen, Room 2A08 26.9, 3-5pm, : Simulation, guest Lucy Suchman Suggested readings “Animation and automation: the liveliness and labours of bodies and machines” by Lucy Suchman and Jackie Stacey in: Body & Society 2012 18(1): 1-46 “Animation and automation, or, the incredible effortfulness of being” by Vivian Sobchack, in: Screen 2009 […]