Information, technology, and connections (INTER)

What does it mean to be human in connection to technology? In INTER we approach information studies from the humanities taking a critical stance on the connections between information, technology, and humans. We are interested in the practical implications of the continued digitalization of everyday life, society, media, and culture.

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The researchers in the section investigate the interplay between information technologies and humans; including new understandings that emerge and become visible in new practices, cultural and otherwise. INTER focuses on the ethical and conceptual challenges and transformations that we must deal with as individuals and as a society. We study digital forms of organization, algorithmic structures, surveillance and privacy, information, and data from the outset of information studies including historical, philosophical, sociological, and cultural perspectives.

Themes and theoretical approaches: datafication, digital media and culture, information analysis, information ethics, philosophy of information, information history, critical data studies, organization studies, platform studies, privacy and surveillance, game studies and gamification, and knowledge organization.










  • Digital infrastructures
  • Digital reading and reading behaviour
  • Gamification at production plants
  • Genre studies
  • Information, surveillance, and technology as historically situated phenomena.
  • Philosophical/ethical perspectives on the connections between humans, information, and technology.
  • Postmortem data & data practices



Absence of information in decision-making processes (ABSENCE)
Funding: DFF
Project period: 1 February 2023 – 31 January 2026
Contact: Sille Obelitz Søe

AGAVE: Applied Gamification And Visualization - for cultivating onsite operator training and improving quality of work life
Funding: Innovation Fund Denmark
Project period: 2021 - 2024
Contact: Lars Konzack

Don't take it personal
Funding: Independen Research Fund Denmark 
Project period: 2018 -
Contakt: Jens-Erik Mai









Name Title Phone E-mail
Andersen, Jack Associate Professor +4531705689 E-mail
Andersen, Josephine Søgaard Research Assistant +4535323110 E-mail
Balling, Gitte Associate Professor +4535321370 E-mail
Coward, Christopher Todd Guest Researcher   E-mail
Finnemann, Niels Ole Professor Emeritus +4535321371 E-mail
Hjørland, Birger Professor Emeritus +4535321342 E-mail
Højsted, Anders PhD Fellow +4535320163 E-mail
Jørgensen, Rikke Frank Part-time Lecturer +4532698805 E-mail
Konzack, Lars Associate Professor +4535321306 E-mail
Moring, Camilla Associate Professor +4535328276 E-mail
Pashevich, Ekaterina Postdoc +4535321157 E-mail
Schreiber, Trine Louise Associate Professor +4535321402 E-mail
Skouvig, Laura Associate Professor +4535321320 E-mail
Søe, Sille Obelitz Associate Professor +4535321409 E-mail
Thomsen, Malthe Sebastian Rye PhD Fellow   E-mail
Waagstein, Astrid PhD Fellow +4535336969 E-mail


Associate professor Gitte Balling