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 (18)

  1. Published

    Transmedial worlds in everyday life: Networked Reception, Social Media and Fictional Worlds

    Research output: Book / Anthology / Report / Ph.D. thesisBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Second International Handbook of Internet Research

    Research output: Book / Anthology / Report / Ph.D. thesisBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Walking through, going along and scrolling back: Ephemeral mobilities in digital ethnography

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Press (1)

Research Activities (9)

  1. Keynote: Challenging the field

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  2. What can today’s queer activists learn from ACT UP?

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Invited talk: On mixing representational, infrastructural and user analysis: 
The case of chemsex

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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