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Technologies in Practice is one of Scandinavia’s leading research groups at the intersection of IT and society. Based at the IT University of Copenhagen, we conduct qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices in organisations and everyday life.

The vast majority of societal challenges demand critical engagement with contemporary technologies.

Our interdisciplinary environment provides students and researchers with the resources necessary for analysing entanglements of the social and technical with and through IT.

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Anthology on Universal Design

Barbara Nino Carreras recently contributed to a chapter called “Towards Digital Accessibility: Disabled Culture and Social Justice” in the first interdisciplinary anthology on universal design in Danish. The book is written by an interdisciplinary research network, established by the Bevica Foundation to strengthen the field of universal design as a research-based and interdisciplinary field of […]

Baki Cakici in Sydsvenskan

Baki Cakici Co-authored a recent opinion piece in the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan. “Based on scientific research, we are surprised that the Swedish government and the Sweden Democrats intend to push through a population census for Sweden based on new methods”, write Baki Cakici, associate professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, and Hanna Sjögren, associate […]

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    Some excellent questions from the committee - not least the comment from Julia Kirch Kirkegaard that the thesis contains an "ontological cocktail, that I would not necessarily want to drink", prefacing questions about Rasmus's choice of theory.
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    The first paper in the thesis compares different ways of making sense of urban air in copenhagen, through different kinds of data witnessing - paper available here https://pure.itu.dk/da/publications/data-witnessing-making-sense-of-urban-air-in-copenhagen-denmark

Research

We are an interdisciplinary group, with a shared interest in qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices. Our work is funded by the Danish Research Council, European Union's Horizon 2020 program, Carlsberg Foundation, Innovation Foundation, Novo Nordisk and the Velux Foundation.

Teaching

We closely integrate our role as educators with our work as a research group. Our international faculty use insights from around the world in their teaching. Our teaching draws on disciplinary backgrounds such as information studies, history, anthropology, sociology, and critical computer science. We aim to help students address the critical questions arising at the intersection of society and technology.