The invited speakers will together with researchers from The IT University, University of Copenhagen and curator of Nicolai Kunsthal discuss topics of Networked Culture and Mobility. The discussion will be moderated by Bjarki Valtysson and Isabel Froes from The IT University.
Ana Maria Nicolaci-da-Costa is professor at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). During the last two decades she has been studied the psychological effects of social transformations in Brazil. At first, she analyzed the psychological consquences of the modernization process in Brazilian society in the 1960s and 1970s. Recently, she has been investigating the psychological impacts of new digital technologies, mostly the Internet and mobile phones. Due to her interdisciplinary background, she also develops new qualitative researche methods, among which discourse analysis. She is member of the Institute of Ditital Media Council at PUC-Rio and part of the group of researchers affiliated with the INCT in WebScience.
Andreas Brøgger is Curator at Nikolaj Kunsthal (Nikolaj Copenhagen
Contemporary Art Center). With Karen Newman he has recently curated Efterbilleder [Persistence of Vision], an exhibition exploring
the interplay of vision, memory and media (FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, 2010 and Nikolaj CCAC 2010-2011). Based on his research into developments in art and technology since the 1960s, he has lectured at the Transmediale and Electrohype festivals and contributed to a number of publications including Get Real: Real Time + Art (ed. M. Sondergaard, published by George Braziller, New York, 2005). With Omar Kholeif he is the editor of the book Vision, Memory and Media (Liverpool University Press/Chicago University Press, 2010). He has previously worked as a magazine editor and critic for print and online journals like Kritik, Øjeblikket, Periskop, SIKSI, Flash Art, rhizome.org, noemalab.com. Among previously curated exhibitions are KICK OFF – Contemporary Art and Football (Nikolaj CCAC, 2010), The
Lake (Art Museum of West Zealand, 2009) and WEBSCAPE (Art Museum of West Zealand, 2006-2007). He holds an M.A. in Modern Culture Studies from the University of Copenhagen.
Gitte Bang Stald is Associate Professor in Digital cultures and Mobile Communication Research Group at the IT University of Copenhagen. From February 2010 she is head of the Digital Design and Communication study program. From 1994 to 2007 she worked at Film & Media Studies, Institute for Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.
Primary research areas are mobile media and social change, digital communication, and digital youth media cultures, digital media and globalisation. Gitte Bang Stald is also member of the Center for Network Culture.
Gitte participated in the European comparative project Children and Their Changing Media Environment 1995-1998; in the research programme Global Media Cultures 1999-2001; in research – and development projects on mobile content for young Danes 2004-6; on mobile solutions for dyslexics 2006-7; in The MacArthur Foundation’s series on Youth 2007, Digital Media and Learning on user driven mobile media communities 2008-9. She participates in EU Kids Online I+II. She has published articles i.e. on media and cultural globalisation, adolescents’ digital media cultures, and on mobile media. She is co-editor of Global Encounters: Media and Cultural Transformation (2002) and of Digital Aesthetics and Communication, Northern Lights vol 5, 2007.
Irina Shklovksi is a member of the Center for Network Culture. She holds a position as assistant professor at the IT University of Copenhagen and defended her PhD “Residential Mobility, Technology and Social Ties” at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. She also worked as a postdoc with Paul Dourish at the University of California, Irvine studying issues of privacy and surveillance around the use of mobile technologies in law enforcement.
Irina’s research focuses on how people use information and communication technologies to cope with adverse circumstances, to maintain their social relationships, to address issues of privacy and identity in the digital world and to navigate and interact in urban spaces. Currently, she is working on a research project that investigates how people in Russia and Kazakhstan use social media to maintain their social connections and thus develop new transnational forms of belonging.
You can find out more about Irina’s research here
Since 2000, Hjorth has been researching gendered customising of mobile communication, gaming and online communities in the Asia–Pacific—these studies are outlined in her two books, Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific (London/ NY: Routledge, 2009) and Games & Gaming (London: Berg, 2010).
Professor of Sociology and Director of the new Mobilities Research and Policy Center at Drexel University.
Mimi Sheller is the author of several books, and the co-editor with John Urry of Mobile Technologies of the City (2006), Tourism Mobilities (2004), and a special issue of Environment and Planning A on “Materialities and Mobilities”. Mimi Sheller is She also holds a continuing appointment as Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University (UK) and is founding co-editor of the international journal Mobilities. She was awarded her A.B. from Harvard University (1988, summa cum laude) in History and Literature, and MA (1993, with distinction) and PhD (1997) in Sociology and Historical Studies… read more
Rasmus Helles is assistant professor at University of Copenhagen in the department of Media, Cognition and Communication. Rasmus Helles’ research address media sociology with a special focus on the integration of digital media in everyday life. His 2009 doctoral dissertation “Personal media in everyday life” comprise a large-scale analysis of mobile phone use, based on log files, and a qualitative study on the integration of media for interpersonal communication in everyday life. Recent publications include “The internet as a cultural forum: Implications for research” (coauthored with prof. Klaus Bruhn Jensen), which has appeared in New Media & Society.
Rich Ling is a professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark and has a position as a sociologist at the Telenor research institute located near Oslo, Norway. He is the author and editor of several books and magazines.
Rich Ling received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in his native US. He has worked at the Gruppen for Ressursstudier (The resource study group) and he has been a partner in a consulting firm, Ressurskonsult, which focused on studies of energy, technology and society. For the past thirteen years, he has worked at Telenor R&D and has been active in researching issues associated with new information communication technology and society with a particular focus on mobile telephony. Rich Ling has received recognition as an outstanding scholar from Rutgers University and Telenor (most recently with the Telenor research award for 250Â 000 Norske Kroner) and has received the Goffman Award from the Media Ecology Society. See more about Rich Ling at his own website.