Get involvedThe Lab is always interested in weaving collaborations with both individuals and organizations aligned with our values and commitments to critical and feminist study of science, technology and society.
Our connections reach beyond ITU and beyond academia. We are collaborating with other scholars and students, as well as organizations, civil society actors and artists on matters of technology in various creative ways.
The Lab offers a diverse range of expertise and wilful bewilderment. We focus on creative ways of asking difficult questions and embracing complexity through digital methodologies, network analysis, data visualization, ethnographic fieldwork, participatory observation, design, and storytelling.
If you have an idea for a potential collaborative engagement or would like us to contribute to an event, we ask that you please read through the following collaboration formats. Feel free to suggest something that goes beyond what we have described here, however, in order for us to have the most meaningful conversation around collaboration, we ask that you be as specific as possible.
The following suggestions are based on previous collaborations, but is not an exhaustive list—
- Informal talk in the lab — This could include setting up some time for meetings with various colleagues from the lab.
- A talk in our Technologies in Practice research group weekly salon — This is a smaller seminar size room audience, where we discuss ongoing topics of interest, hear presentations from visitors about projects, articles, works-in-progress, etc.
- A workshop in ETHOS — This could be ETHOS-only, but we usually invite relevant colleagues from outside the lab for things like this. This could also include our Junior Researchers. A workshop could take the form of something that engages with your methods, and/or invites us into some of the methodological or transdisciplinary questions you are working through.
- A public talk/lecture — In a lecture hall, open to all ITU staff and students. For this we need to plan a bit more so we can ensure timely promotion and booking of a lecture hall.
- A public workshop — Open to all ITU staff and students.
ETHOS theme 2023
Each year ETHOS Lab chooses a thematic focus. In 2023 that theme is Shifting Inevitabilities. With what we see as a time of shifting inevitabilities, we hope to explore what’s possible for researching society with other platforms with other attributes and other tools. ChatGPT has already made us implode our exams from 2022 and ask what it means to learn with and write with bots. The ongoing climate and energy crises mean that we are continuing to consider the inevitability of our always-on, ever-connected digital working lives. We continue to explore the world of permacomputing through our solar server and individual efforts to work more offline in ways that are both environmentally and mentally sustainable. We also hope the theme will allow for exploration of the relationship between data and bodies to consider the corporeal and subjective experiences of tectonic shifts in our technological commons.
If you see any links with your work and this theme, we could also work together to organise something to go along with the theme.
For collaboration proposals or inquiries, please contact: email@example.com
The Lab has regular opening hours throughout the semester on Thursdays from 11:00-14:00, allowing for a lunch break around noon.
The opening hours are co-working time for the Lab staff, as well as an opportunity for impromptu meetings and informal encounters for the community of faculty and students. This is an opening for bouncing off ideas, getting feedback, and work in the Lab.
Everyone is welcome, just pop by!
Feel free to get in touch with us and set up a meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org
ETHOS Lab has its home at the IT University of Copenhagen, room 3A30. Although not being a large space, it is yet a space where you can spread your arms, put your legs up, and hopefully feel comfortable.
The Lab hosts the only library at ITU consisting of books carefully selected by our Lab members. The books are yours to read in the Lab but also to take home and return later. It is run by an analogue trust system, where you simply note down a promise of when you intend to return it.
The Lab is also a home to artefacts. Some of our items may be used for projects. Contacts us is you are interested in using the following;
- Devices: PRUSA 3D Printer, Embroidery Machine, Solar Server
- Software: 4CAT, TCAT, Youtube subtitle/transcript downloader
It is a space where you may find peers amongst staff and students who also want to get muddy and work with difficulties and complexities within technology knowledge production.