Teaching

Researchers and TA’s affiliated with the lab take part in many forms of teaching activities. Some are program courses, others are hosted by the lab for students or as open events.

Python Study Group

Python is a programming language used for many purposes. In our work with data and digital methods, we often come across digital tools, which require certain knowledge about programming in Python. ETHOS Lab started an egalitarian Python Study Group in 2015 welcoming both students and staff, and going strong ever since.

The study group gathers people interested in learning the programming language Python as well as fostering a sense of community and collective build-up. We want the participants to enjoy themselves while getting help from each other and volunteers, and it doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or programming wizard. Everyone is welcome.

Python Study Group (PSG) is a study group where we meet up, Python beginners and wizards, to learn more about programming. It is an open space where attendees engage in code and learn from and with each other. Either through a self-chosen project or from the provided book ‘Learn Python the Hard Way’.

This semester PSG is held over the course of 10 weeks, as opposed to previous semesters 8 weeks. With more time together, we would like to try something new – introducing PSG Talks.

PSG Talks will be held over two sessions, during which we will further engage in a specific programming subject. The subject will be based on what we in the PSG team have commonly encountered in our engagement with programming across coding languages.

The intent with these Talks is to gain a deeper understanding of the subject through discussions and hands-on experience. The knowledge gained form these talks, can be viewed as another tool in your toolbox of programming knowledge, for you to apply in future work with and around code.

The rest of the sessions will be like PSG has always been: a self-study environment, where everyone is welcome, no matter ones skill-level. No prior programming experience required.

To Participate

This semester Python Study Group will be held on Tuesdays from 17:30-19:30, with first session 1st of March and last sessions 10th of May.

To sign-up for this semester follow this link.

TA Edith Terte Andersen is running the group, and you are more than welcome to reach out to her if you have some questions.

Junior Researcher Programme

ETHOS Lab provides a nurturing spaces for BA and MA students who would like to be further challenged and grow within academia and research. Our JR program hosts 5-8 students annually who enroll in the program with a specific research project, which is supported in the Lab community throughout the academic year.

About the Program

Joining the lab research community with their own independent projects, the JRs find a reflective, experimental space where their ways of thinking and conducting research are challenged and expanded by their fellow JRs and Lab members. The program lasts two semesters, during which the JRs present their progress to the lab community twice per semester through the presentation format of Pitch&Play. Pitch&Play is a way of shaking up the typical ways of doing presentations, by the presenter creating specific roles for how people should parttake, and give directions to what they would like to play around with.

JRs furthermore join biweekly meetings with their fellow JRs and the ETHOS Lab manager. Here they foster a more closely-knitted reflective space, where they are able to build on top of each other’s reflections and experiences.

The outcome of the JR research – beyond their own and the collective insights – are 2 blogposts for the Lab’s blog communicating their process and findings, and an open presentation event at ITU. We have gathered some of our JRs and their projects in this Flipbook.

How to Become a JR

We are announcing an annual call for JRs in the beginning of the Fall semester, so stay turned if you know you are interested. The role is not paid but considered an extracurricular activity that comes with a community of research fellowship.

You apply by submitting a research proposal. Your project can be related to a course or a thesis for which you will receive ECTS point, and you may also design your project to be beyond your regular course work. More information will be announced in the call.

Beyond Academia

Aspiring to communicate our research to a broader audience, as well as engage with people, ETHOS Lab are committed to do activities and collaborations beyond academia. We have been in collaborations with Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Hexagon Geospatial Analyse & Tal, Red Associates, Novo Nordisk, Deloitte Consulting, IBM, The Royal Danish Library, Danish e-Infrastructure Co-operation (DeiC) and Geoforum. We furthermore do events around Copenhagen which we will announce on the frontpage.

If you are wondering about a possible collaboration with us, write to our Lab Manager Henriette Friis.

Courses and Conferences

The Lab members contribute as TA’s and lecturers to a variety of courses at ITU and occasionally as speakers at events or conferences. ETHOS members support students and teachers on the degree programs Digital Innovation and Management such as The Digital State in Practice, Computational Literacies, Navigating Complexity: Mapping, Visualisation and Decision-making, and courses on Global Business Informatics, such as Society and Technology, Networked Media and Communication, Organisation and Process Theory.

PhD Courses

The Lab hosts and engages in PhD courses. We have previously hosted an Ethnographic Methods course (2015) to consider how technologies participate in reconfiguring notions of ‘field’ and ‘desk’ in multi-sided research, and Research Interrupted (2020) which spoke to the disruptions in research – due to the corona crises – as well as mundane and inevitable changes occurring when embarking on a research journey. The lab encourages and supports self-organized courses by PhDs’ is something we as a Lab encourage. Lately, we have been a sparring partner in the development of the course Feminist and Postcolonial STS (2021), initiated by PhD students at ITU.