About Us

ETHOS Lab is a place of collaboration, a network of researchers at ITU and beyond, of students, and occasionally artists, organizations, etc.

About the Lab

ETHOS Lab is a critical feminist methods laboratory dedicated to experimentation at the intersection of digital methods, ethnographic inquiry, and speculative fabulation. We take seriously the Harawayian notion that methods make worlds and so consider reflection and creativity with methods an essential part of our work as investigators of technological worlds and the ways we hope to reshape them through our research practice.

The ETHOS Lab draws upon an interdisciplinary cross-pollination of the fields of STS, Anthropology, and Human Computer Interaction. Overall, we are committed to situated analytics. This means that we aim to inductively understand the ways that technologies are epistemologically and materially located within practices and lifeworlds. It is not only data-centric and computational methods, but also ethnographic methods, that are on the move, traveling, shifting, and imploding relations both within and beyond academic research. We aim to understand how digital and computational methods migrate into humanistic and organizational understandings of social relations. And we experiment with how technologies can extend our modes of inquiry by engaging critically with their worldmaking capacities.

The lab consists of a physical space, in room 3A30, which offers us a hub for community gathering and creating events that interrupt the dominant tropes of the “Tech University” by conjuring “other-worldliness” in our relations to technology. We work with methods from experimental writing to role play to game design to discover ways to come together in vulnerability and play.

As a feminist lab we are committed to holding open space for discussion of our own working conditions and the maintenance of our selves within and beyond productivity at work. We meet weekly to discuss what is on our desks and minds, convene quarterly for pitch and play meet-ups, and, through our open hours, are available throughout the academic year to spar about potential new projects and collaborations.

Contact Us

Location

Room 3A30 at IT University of Copenhagen.

Opening hours

Tuesday & Thursdays: 10:00-14:00

E-mail

ethos@itu.dk  

Lab Staff

The Lab Staff are plugged in to the daily activities of ETHOS Lab. They maintain and support student projects, infrastructure, the physical Lab space, the Lab’s researchers and provide community care.
Rachel Douglas-Jones

Rachel Douglas-Jones

Co-head of Lab

Mace Ojala

Mace Ojala

Lab Teaching Assistant

Edith Terte Andersen

Edith Terte Andersen

Lab Teaching Assistant

Marisa Cohn

Marisa Cohn

Co-head of Lab

Michael Hockenhull

Michael Hockenhull

Postdoc

Merethe Riggelsen Gjørding

Merethe Riggelsen Gjørding

Lab Manager

Casper Blum Frohn

Casper Blum Frohn

Lab Teaching Assistant

Researchers

ETHOS Lab Researchers are interested in critical questions of method, and busy exploring both old and new ways of doing research at the intersection of IT and society. Researchers regularly collaborate with each other through the Lab, bringing their independent work and work outside of the ETHOS community into conversation with the Lab’s research world.
Baki Cakici

Baki Cakici

Associate Professor

Pedro Ferreira

Pedro Ferreira

Associate Professor

Jessamy Perriam

Jessamy Perriam

Assistant Professor

Katrine Meldgaard Kjær

Katrine Meldgaard Kjær

Assistant Professor

Network

ETHOS Lab’s community is far-reaching and entangled with several other communities both in Copenhagen and internationally. We are in a continuing learning process partly due to the many people moving us, as we are moving them.
Marie Blønd

Marie Blønd

Lab Manager

Simy Kaur Ganoonia

Simy Kaur Ganoonia

Lab Manager

Cæcilie Sloth Laursen

Cæcilie Sloth Laursen

Lab Assistant

Luuk Blum

Luuk Blum

Lab Assistant

Veronika Skotting

Veronika Skotting

Lab Teaching Assistant

Line Henriksen

Line Henriksen

Postdoc

Benedict Lang

Benedict Lang

Visiting student from MCTS, TU Munich