ITU

Culture & Technology

Organisational unit: Research Group

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Contact information

Research Group Coordinator

Lisbeth Klastrup (klastrup@itu.dk)

Organisation profile

The CULT research group is focused on research into culture and technology, especially (but not limited to) user culture and communication technology. Our research engages with how humans evoke meaning and transform culture through technology, design and content. This kind of research is vital for audience and user knowledge, and in design processes, that can make the difference between wasted efforts and durable change for the better.

 The interests in the CULT research group evolve around five interconnected themes:

  • Social formations (variations and rhythms of user cultures)
  • Play (mischievous and playful forms of user engagement)
  • Ethics, rituals, and norms (negotiations of online cultural practices)
  • Creative expressions (user-generated content of all forms)
  • Affective formations (patterns of affective expressions across platforms).

Thus, we engage actively and critically with innovative and challenging online phenomena, establishing a language through which we can research and discuss new online culture. 

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Research outputs (20)

  1. Published

    “She was the only real thing on Instagram”: Understanding networked audiences reactions to a cancer hoax

    Research output: Contribution to conference - NOT published in proceeding or journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Performing Dystopia: Transmedial World Memes

    Research output: Contribution to conference - NOT published in proceeding or journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Digital Funeral Practices in the Age of Covid-19

    Research output: Contribution to conference - NOT published in proceeding or journalPaperResearchpeer-review

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Research Activities (21)

  1. Chemsex: origins and research

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  2. Hanging out, blowing clouds: Chemical and sexual experimentation in a video-mediated chemsex scene

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  3. Viral Hauntology: Specters of AIDS in infrastructures of gay sexual sociability

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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