The brilliant ETHOS Lab Junior Researchers in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 (Tea was unfortunately absent at the photoshoot). Read more about them and their projects below.
Nanna Louise Haagen, Rebecca Mandrup Hoeck, Clara Stage Langgaard
Stud. Digital Innovation & Management, 4rd sem.
Project: Mandatory state digitization in Greenland: We seek to investigate the implementation in April 2020 of digital mail in Greenland and the implications of this mandatory digitization initiative. Our project has two focus areas. The first being state digitization seen in a historical and post-colonial frame, and the second being the concrete case of digital mail focusing on the end-users; the Greenlandic citizens. Furthermore, we are curious about the reasons for why the Greenlandic digital solution is identical to the one already implemented in Denmark. The three core themes this thesis will interrogate are post-colonial legacy, state digitization's rationale of ‘one size fits all’ and how distinct groups of citizens are incorporated in the implementation and development of digitization tools. The project will contribute to further understanding of state digitization and the impact on citizen’s everyday life in Greenland. We will provide relevant stakeholders and others interested in recommendations for improvement of the current service.
Patricia Namakula Mbabazi
Stud. MSc Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd sem.
Project: How is the design of public information systems shaping the interaction between newly appointed citizenships and authorities in the societal context of integration and immigration. How is the digitization service enacting classifications, ethics and politics though computational design and judgement?
Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd sem.
Project: Exploration of IT Consultancy practices: IT Consultancy is becoming a crucial discipline in Nordic countries within both, private and public sector, having a great influence over digital landscapes ingrained within our everyday lives. It is being constantly accelerated by the emergence of new technologies, which subsequently expand the demand and the market. It is therefore inevitable to explore and understand IT Consultancy practices through STS lens, in order to comprehend their influence on digital and organizational landscapes. How did IT Consultancy practices developed over time and in what organizational structures are these embedded in now? How can we understand these structures through exploration of systems, processes, standards, definitions, documents and data? What are the future remarks for IT Consultancy research?
Viktoriya Feshak Fall 2019
Stud. from TU Munich, Responsibility in Science, Engineering & Technology + on research internship in ETHOS LAB from 1 Oct -31 Dec 2019
Project: Technologies of mobility - The construction of inclusion within new Copenhagen metro line: A project on how principles of inclusion, embedded into welfare architectural policies, are mirrored in the newly designed metro system in Copenhagen focusing on how technical, infrastructural configurations are imagined to make disabled people “mobile”/“capable”. Using the case-study of the metro ring two concepts will frame the inquiry: participatory design and the techno-architectural assemblages and citizenship
Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd semester
Project: From Data Subject to Decisionmaking: Fraud detection in insurance companies regarding disability and its algorithmic categorization process
Stud. MSc. Digital Innovation & Management, 1st semester
Project: Podcast as method in knowledge production: Is there a ‘great divide’ (Turnbull) between researchers publications and the reach of non-academics? Aaron Schwartz, acted on the notion that there were institutional and political barriers keeping the public from accessing state-of-the-art research from universities and thus excluding them from intellectual debates. This project seeks to explore research dissemination both as a topic but also as a method. Can podcasting break down existing barriers and how does this format contribute differently than the format of writing and how?
Tea Schytt Meineche
Stud. Digital Innovation & Management, 3rd sem.
Project: Prompting questions of data sources, understandings of objectivity, power relations, and possibly even surveillance, this project takes an offset in a company specializing in offering analysis of social media data for political work. The notion of data-driven decisions influences political work given that the introduction of data and metrics in other businesses such as marketing and communication has been based on the idea of improving accuracy and performance. But what happens when the starting point is the opinions of voters or members of an organisation? What role do data and metrics then take on?