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.
About the Center
The Center for Network Culture at the IT University Copenhagen consists of a group of interdisciplinary researchers from across the institution, coming together to investigate the notion of networked culture, which we see as one of the defining characteristics of the modern world.
We are particularly interested in going beyond the study of individual uses of technologies, focusing instead on the culture(s) of networks, remixing practices, collaboration, and distribution as key to understanding how we are negotiating a complex web of new technologies and social structures. We pay particular attention to the everyday (indeed often mundane) context and construction of network culture in our lives. We are interested in how people relate to each other in this digital world and to the shifting social and political actors that are shaping the future.
We are also strongly interested in the inter-relation between emerging technologies and practices... Read the full text here