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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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. 

2022 Letter from Heads of Lab: From Navigating Limits to Cultivating Enchantment

The cycle of the year turns, and we find ourselves at the start of a new semester. In many ways we are still processing the past year retreating, wondering how much 2022 will feel like more of the same. Over the last year, ETHOS Lab has reflected on our work together...

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...

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.

Chaos, Feminism, and Responsibilities

Illustration by Leah Goren for TIME   The following is a window into a somewhat intimate conversation on chaos, feminism, the anticipation inherent to the month of June, the organisations we rely on to support us, and how this all manifests in our work life and...

Gatekeeping, Sexism, and Imagined Communities

By Teresa Beata Bundgård Experiences of Sexism in the Crypto-Space On a late autumn day, I sit down in front of my computer and open Zoom - a trusted friend and help in the time of covid-19. The questions are ready, and the background research has been done, notes...

The Power of Pitch & Play. From ‘Bots in SoMe’ to ‘Tech Policies in Danish Public Schools’

By Hanna Karin Wideman Grue Failing is seeing? An initial association This first paragraph is a parenthesis about my featured image above. The image itself is the materialization of my failed attempt to make a generic collage of children and tech in schools. Why did I...

Making sense of my research field

By David Søbæk Olsen Six months before the publication of this blog post, I began my time as a Junior Researcher (JR) with the question “What interests me?”. I had recently completed a Bachelor thesis which focused on the use of digital methods in valuing cultural...

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 café in the old town of Copenhagen. The organisers rented out a spacious, white room upstairs of the afternoon trouble in the café. 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...