December 2018

Thank you for 2018; happy holidays and new year!

It has been an eventful semester, and year! Throughout 2018, we have moved lab location, gotten new lab staff, and said  goodbye to some, both temporarily and more permanently. We have enjoyed interfacing with the new cohort of Digital Innovation and Management students on Navigating Complexity, and hope to continue to support them. Thank you also to everyone who made our great events such as Ada Lovelace Day and PhD Info Day happen. In the same vein, our attendance at Culture Night ITU would not have been possible without our tireless Junior Researchers, who both volunteer on lab tasks and propel the research efforts of the lab.

Some of the most significant service outputs of ETHOS Lab were the AI and Ethics workshop and subsequent policy report, a joint effort between the Association of Nordic Engineers, ETHOS Lab staff and volunteers (Stefania Santagati and Sophia Knopf) and ITU researchers affiliated with the lab, Associate Professor Irina Shklovski and Assistant Professor Baki Cakici. Our 'data work' competencies were also put to use for the Masterclass with Professor Brit Ross Winthereik, organized by Alexandra Instituttet/InfinIT, in which Lab Manager Simy and new Lab Assistant Bertil Ipsen designed and executed data visualization and analysis exercises for SMEs.

ETHOS Lab would like to thank all volunteers, Junior Researchers and community members for their ongoing contribution to #laboratorylife in ETHOS Lab. We look forward to seeing you for Christmas hygge on the 14th!

All the best,



End-Of-Semester Christmas Hygge

ETHOS Lab is once again inviting all Junior Researchers, volunteers, community members, hang-arounds, faculty researchers, lab rats and friends to an End-Of-Semester goodbye and Christmas hygge in the lab under our starry sky. We'll have some snacks and drinks ready, but we strongly encourage everyone to bring a little something to share with a dozen or so people. It'll be an open an informal affair. We hope to see you there! Check out the Facebook event for potential updates.

When: Friday 14 December, from 15:00
Where: ETHOS Lab, room 3A30


Culture Night - A Reflection on Science Communication

Visiting Junior Researcher Sophia Knopf puts (figurative) pen to paper once again and shares her reflections on Culture Night at ITU and the lab's participation at the event. As you may know, ETHOS Lab contributed to Culture Night with two installations, manned by our awesome volunteers and Junior Researchers Stefan Wachman, Michela Seresini and Sophia herself. Sophia gives an account of the evening from a science communication perspective, so it is guaranteed to be an interesting read for many of our community members. Click here to read!


Pitch & Play #2

The Junior Researchers will once again share their progress on the research projects they've undertaken this semester. Read more about the Junior Researchers here. Notably, Michela Seresini recently returned to Milan to hand in the thesis on domestication of smart speakers, a project she has been working on in ETHOS Lab. Congratulations, Michela, and good luck with the oral defense!


Laboratory Life:

New display for data objects, books and curiosities

We have a starry sky, a killer view of the canal, and comics on the only white wall space left... yet we and our lab friends still find ways to spice up the laboratory. Recent additions include a bookshelf to store our 3D-printed Data Object display and our library of books--to which we'll soon be adding more. Come have a look!



Become Junior Researcher in spring 2018

Do you want to become a Junior Researcher in ETHOS Lab in the spring 2018 semester? We are pleased to announce the next deadline for applications to join the lab as a Junior Researcher: send your application to Lab Manager Simy Kaur Gahoonia at by Sunday 10 february 2019 23:59. Click here to read about what you should include in the application. If you are looking for more information about what it means to be a Junior Researcher in ETHOS Lab, take a look here.


Other News

•  Academic sparring | ETHOS Lab would like to thank Assistant Professor at ITU and TiP Baki Cakici for organizing countless TiP Salons, and inviting Junior Researchers and ETHOS Lab community members to join the sessions. The TiP Salons will soon be under new "management", and we will share the details hereof soon.

•  Job call | Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions at the new FinWork Futures Research Centre of King’s Business School. The call closes on 16 December 2018.

• Videos from former publicETHOS events 

• Opening hours are Tuesday and Thursday at 12.30-16:00 in 3A30