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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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Introducing Lara Reime  

ETHOS Lab happily welcomes Lara Reime, who is a PhD Fellow in the Technologies in Practice research group. During her time at TiP Lara’s work has already intersected with the lab multiple times, and we are thrilled that she will now officially join us.  Her...

ETHOS job opportunity – Lab TA

WE'RE HIRING 🎉 ETHOS Lab is now looking to hire a TA for the lab. It is a 1-year contract, approx. 8 hours/week. This position is a unique opportunity to join a research and teaching lab community as an assistant to teaching and research-based learning. The TA...

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.

2023 Letter from Heads of Lab: Shifting Inevitabilities

As we alluded to in our final ETHOS Lab newsletter of 2022, we left the year on a strange tone; a hopeful tone but a strange tone nevertheless. At the beginning of 2022 we were emerging from two years of on-again, off-again pandemic lockdowns and it set the scene for...

‘Compassionate Poetry’: Dissecting the rhetoric of online ‘masculinity’

Illustration: Lehel Kovacs By Johanne Engel Aaen, Junior Researcher      On a Saturday in October I am sitting at home, in my bed, getting ready to watch a YouTube video. Nothing out of the ordinary in that scenario. Still, I am having this particular...

If you were offered a sneak peek into the future of work, what would you expect to see?

By Louie Meyer, Junior Researcher   Take a moment to envision your expectations and let the impressions settle. Were your visions based on circumstances in your own field of work? On previous experience or future aspirations? On the latest science fiction movie...

Secrecy Sells Part I: What does privacy mean to you?

By Ahmet Akkoc, Junior Researcher   Did you know that 1 in 3 people use a VPN? People these days care a lot about their privacy, and they are willing to pay a lot for it. So much so, in fact, that market researcher Cloudworks estimated that that the market for...

An AI Accountability Trail: Mapping the AI Signature Projects

By Emilie Mørch Groth, Junior Researcher   In marketing there is a saying along the lines; “if you can find the brand in Netto, then you know it has left the trendsetting sphere and entered the realm of mainstream” – for better or worse. I will concoct a similar...