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 (23)

  1. Published

    Introduction: Special Issue on Medicalization and Masculinities

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearch

  2. Published

    Hanging, blowing, slamming and playing: Erotic control and overflow in a digital chemsex scene

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

  3. Published

    Using Transformative Learning Theory to Frame and Observe Learning Processes in Digital Games

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterConference abstract in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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Research Activities (20)

  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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