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24.11.2017 | Presseklip

In the news

Over the past weeks, our research project has been in the news on three different occasions and on three different major news sites. You can find our contributions to debates on how parents watch their kids by clicking on the links below. Note: The sites are in Danish. Politiken: Digitale BørnJyllands-Posten: Er forældres overvågning af børn…

01.09.2017 | Konference

Find our Metric Culture presentations on Youtube

A video of our presentations at the Metric Culture conference in June are now online.

16.08.2017 | Konference

Save the date: Surveillance conference in Aarhus 7-9 June, 2018!

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the prestigious biannual Surveillance Studies Network/Surveillance & Society conference in 2018 for the first time here in Aarhus. Look out for a call for papers in September!  Information will be posted here and on Surveillance & Society's homepage 

16.06.2017 | Forelæsning / foredrag

Presentation: William Staples on school surveillance

Today, visiting professor Bill Staples presented his work on surveillance in American schools in our Center for Science and Technology Studies. Drawing on Foucault and interview excerpts from a large field work, Staples described how a new student information system (SIS) has accentuated information asymmetries between students, teachers…

09.06.2017 | Konference

Two presentations at Metric Culture: the quantified self and beyond

From June 7-9, we are attending the Metric Culture conference here in Aarhus. The conference features great scholars such as Deborah Lupton and Rosalind Gill. Yesterday, on June 8, our Center for Surveillance Studies did two presentations. The presentations were drawn from the subjects in CHiP: Negotiating family tracking (Maja, Anders and Ask)…

10.05.2017 | Ph.d.-forsvar

Maja's PhD defence on the front page

Last Friday, Maja defended her PhD in front of a crowd of new and old colleagues, students, family and friends. The assessment committee consisting of André Jansson (Karlstad University), Lisbeth Klastrup (IT University) and Iben Have (Aarhus University) praised Maja's work, but also opened up a discussion about possible ways to go beyond the the…

20.04.2017 | Videnudveksling

New blog post by Maja: The ‘joys’ of digital media in new parenting

Although her PhD defence draws closer, Maja has found the time to describe her research on mediatized parenthood on London School of Economics and Political Science's blog Parenting for a Digital Future. In short, Maja argues that it is now expected that new parents share photos and news about their new family life. However, the pressures…

14.03.2017 | Seminar

Presentation: Mediatization of Parenthood

Building on her PhD dissertation, Maja Sonne Damkjær presented findings on mediatization of parenthood at the "Modern Family Life" event at Dokk1. The event was hosted by Aarhus University's Center for Collaborative Health and included other prominent speakers such as Councilman Bünyamin Simsek from  Aarhus municipality and…

07.02.2017 | Forskning

Welcome to Maja Sonne Damkjær

We are happy to announce that Maja Sonne Damkjær will join Surveillance Lab as our new researcher. Maja has written her PhD dissertation as well as several articles on parenthood and digital media and brings invaluable insights on this topic to the 'Childhood, Intimacy and Surveillance Practices' project, which she will be working…

03.02.2017 | Tale

Presentation on Surveillance Lab and ChIP at alumne event

Last night, Ask Risom Bøge was invited to speak at an event on surveillance for alumni from Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University. He used this opportunity to talk about Surveillance Lab and the research projects 'Surveillance in Denmark' and 'Childhood, Intimacy and Surveillance Practices'. The event also included…

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