The projects listed can either be doctoral thesis, projects or research projects. In some cases the projects belong to more than one of the four main profile areas of the research division of TechnoScience Studies.
The New Production of Politics
The main objective is to explore conditions for developing responsible technoscientific cultures - in and beyond the academy. The linearity as well as the division of labour suggested by the technology push and society pull policy models are heavily criticized for ignoring the complexity and dynamics that emerge partly as a consequence of the success and pervasiveness of science and technology in late modernity.
Science and society have both become transgressive invading each others domains, and policy questions are enhanced into political questions. A third, more interactive policy model is emerging figured in transdiscursive terms like strategic science, innovation system, postnormal science, technoscience, mode 2, agora.
Knowledge Processes in 2.0-system - web 2.0-system and its impacts in wider context
Peter Giger, PhD project
Formations of Meaning in the Visual Production of Technology
Rebecka Molin, PhD project
The research is devoted to looking at ways of understanding the visual, and to narrate the image as a site for meaning-making and negotiations between subjectivity, gendered relations, technology and technological artefacts.
This is done empirically by laying focus on the visual production form(at) as a way of doing and thinking about technology. My theoretical framing argues for the urgency of making images matter beyond the borders of either a clear re-presentation of reality, or the more postmodern theoretical perspectives that put emphasis on the empty image. In this, I engage with cultural thinker Jean Baudrillard and feminist technoscience theorist Donna Haraway, in order to try to understand the (im)material consequences of technology in relation to the production of the visual.
X-ovation : Developing e-services and e-administration
Pirjo Elovaara, de Petris, Linus Peter Giger,
financed by Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, 2009-2012
R&D-project in co-operation with NetPort.Karlshamn, BTH and Karlshamn municipality. The aim of the project is, taking a point of departure from the partners´ competences, experiences, perspectives and interests, to make visible on going activities of information and communication in the society. The aims are also to develop new services and also new understandings of communication and information between public actors and citizens.
Women´s Digital Baskets in Rwanda
Pirjo Elovaara and Kerstin Gustavsson, R&D project funded by SPIDER
The reality producing dynamics of the mobile artefact in East Africa
Working title, Dissertation plan - Linda Paxling
Epistemological Issues in Computer Science Education from Gender Research Perspectives, Christina Björkman, research project funded by KK Foundation/LearnIT/GLIT
This is a project with university teachers in computer science at a Swedish university. The focus of the project is gender, knowledge and learning in computer science, and the project aims to deepen the teacherss knowledge and experience in these areas in order to develop their teaching.
In the longer perspective, this concerns how to make computer science more interesting to a larger group of people than is the case today. This can be accomplished by, for example, discussing issues such as what computer is, and how it is presented, and to learn to respect and accommodate greater diversity among students and their backgrounds, interests, motives and understandings?
From Government to e-Government: skills, gender, learning and technology
Pirjo Elovaara, research project funded by KK Foundation/LearnIT/Learning Lund
The project intends to develop an arena for deliberations on information technology and learning, where the design perspective (regarding both technology and teaching and instructing) and learning in the field e-government is woven together.
The aim is thus to develop and test various forms of support for learners and knowledge formation, which may be relevant for developing and applying information technology in the public sector. The main interest is to examine how one might develop and apply web-based distance education as a resource in this connection.
The studies are carried out in Blekinge. The project ended formally 2007 but activities continued during 2008.
Theoretical Frameworks for ProduSer Oriented Design for Digital Media
Peter Ekdahl, R & D project
Communication and learning for sustainable sanitation Efforts and effects
Birgitta Rydhagen, project manager, funded by Formas 2006-2008.
The aim of this project is to study the communication between sanitation professionals and households concerning the use of household chemicals affecting the sewage system. The focus is both on the professionals and their communication strategies, and on the households where communication might affect habits in chemical use.
The study is based on theories of large technical systems and the interdependence between users, providers and technology. During 2008, four transdisciplinary senior researchers were involved from Malmö University, University of Gothenburg, Linköping University and BTH.
Feminist TechnoScience and a Shared Fragile Future
- challenging the epistemological infrastructure in technology
Lena Trojer, R&D project
The intention is to bring forward discussions on how we as researchers in technoscience are deeply involved in technological transformation processes through our knowledge production. The focus is turned towards the knowledge production itself, where it is located at our universities and institutes of technology.
The contemporary situation is acknowledge in the understanding of the boundaries between universities, industry, public sector and other kind of institutions and authorities to be exceedingly hazy concerning knowledge production and evolving into complex co-evolving processes.
The discussion is kept to the role and accountability of the actors at the universities. There is an emphasis on the need for (self)reflection in technological transformation processes as far as scientists are concerned.