ETHOS Lab

ETHOS Lab is a critical feminist methods laboratory dedicated to experimentation at the intersection of digital methods, ethnographic inquiry, and speculative fabulation.
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Events

An expression of interests and inspiration as well as an invitation to interdisciplinary participation.
Hopes for nurturing crafts and skills in an environment of community. 

Workshop on how to apply for an open call PhD

In ETHOS we are running a workshop tailored to the ITU Open Call, where we will walk through the elements of a call for a PhD. We will provide you with workshop materials that help generate a feasible research proposal for a PhD project.

Facilitated by Rachel Douglas-Jones and Casper Blum Frohn. Register by sending a mail to ethos@itu.dk by January 17th

Repopulating our virtual meeting space

Opening hours are now virtual so we better can take care of each other in these times of high corona transmission. You find us here in a virtual meeting space. The Lab has regular opening hours throughout the semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 14, allowing...

Jasmin Shokoui is Interning this Fall

  ETHOS Lab has the joy of hosting Jasmin Shokoui this fall who will be doing her academic internship with us. She is a student from Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at the Technical University of Munich and the master’s program...

Adam Veng joins ETHOS’ Community

ETHOS Lab welcomes Adam Veng, who has just taken on a position as RA in the project Democratic Innovations in a Green Transition. He will join ETHOS' research community and continue the tradition of working with mapping and critical thinking.   Here he gives an...

Weibo, Social Credit System, and Blood – Research Update

Since August, the Moving Data Moving People project has been meeting in the Lab to explore Weibo data, collected by Qiuyu Jiang and Mace Ojala. After early MDMP research showed considerable public discussion in China around the inclusion of blood in the pilot social...

Python Study Group – Autumn 2021

The popular study group hosted by ETHOS Lab will once again return to ITU! The purpose of the study group is to gather a community of people interested in learning the programming language Python. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or programming wizard. Everyone...

Embodied (re)enchantment

With this years’ thematic empasis of embodied (re)enchantment, we will work with connecting data to concrete embodied experiences, speculative fabulations, the presence of what is difficult to describe, unfold numbers and be fascinated by the messiness and complexity they cover, play with materiality, awe nature and all the things there are yet to know, cast spells, and hopefully get closer to each other – one way or another.

Blog: Metadata

We love data and technology in all its forms, figures and cultures. What we love even more, is to write about it. This blog is the outlet of Lab Life – our projects, challenges, reflections and arguments with traits of science and technology studies and feminist theory.

Tarot and Intentions

  As some lab members find care, tough love, and guidance in the practise of tarot reading, we thought it could be a fun experiment to try out a tarot session a Lab community. We wanted to use the icons, stories and guiding words as inspirations and ways of...

Why Our Website Will Not Always be Accessible…

By Luis Landa & Merethe Riggelsen Gjørding   In the new year, our website will be traveling to a different server. A server running on solar power, where we do not yet know its capacities. Our availability online might change, but we also want it to.  ...

Digital detox and self-care: Individualised responsibility as an answer to a structural dilemma?

By Jasmin Shokoui, Lab Intern.   It is a rainy Wednesday evening. I am waiting in Studenterhuset, a cosy student cafĂ© in the old town of Copenhagen. The organisers rented out a spacious, white room upstairs of the afternoon trouble in the cafĂ©. Lo-fi music is...

Facilitating Digital Self-Care How?

By Casper Frohn, Lab TA   In the autumn of 2021, ETHOS Lab hosted two workshops under the title “Digital Self-Care” carried out by Post.doc Michael Hockenhull, Lab Manager Merethe Riggelsen Gjørding, and Lab TA Casper Frohn. In this blogpost, Casper invites you...

The Limits of Conducting Ethnographical Research

Written by: Jasmin Katharina Shokoui   Lessons learned about accepting limits and questioning our research interests   Digital technologies surround us constantly. The smartwatch on our wrist tells us that our heart rate is just a little faster than usual...

Finding Direction: Scoping a Project with Many Possible Routes

By Rikke Haslund Jønsson, Junior Researcher   My research process in ETHOS Lab started with the desire to find a way to organize and optimize individual learning for myself and other students as a reaction to the focus on group lectures and group work. I found...

Where is “Ethos” in AI Ethics?

By Georgios Natsios, Junior Researcher   How can one of the most overwhelming powers of Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, be combined with philosophy, ethics, and anthropology? How can AI be ethical with a minimum bias to society, humanity, and nature? Can...

The Adventures of DIY Sustainable Computing

By Luis Landa Nearly a year ago, I embarked on a journey to build, document, and deploy a solar powered website and server. This idea was born out of a desire to explore the intersection between ecology and technology to engage with sustainable computing and low-tech...

Upon Returning: Thinking Transitioning Through the Lens of Transformation

By Merethe Riggelsen Gjørding, Lab Manager Come the new semester, we as employees at ITU are expected to be returning to our offices after spending close to 1,5 years working from home, or at least under different restrictions of access to our workplace. During...

Power Through Hashtags Part II: (Dis)Empowered by Hashtags?

Written by Casper Frohn   Introduction: Concluding a Journey In my previous blogpost, I presented a theoretical foundation to showcase my journey in exploring the role of hashtags in activism. I argued how democracy is not merely a set of institutional...