What are audio podcasts used for? - A study of the selection, the situation, and the motives behind podcast listening
The Magic Button - How the relationship between human and machine is represented through aesthetic stagings of the button In my research I am reading digital works of art and online aesthetic representation, which are somehow addressing, accentuating or commenting upon what I call the connected subject - meaning the user in online networks. This with special regards to the agency of the underlying algorithms, which is inevitably part of the user-subject.
My PhD project (2012-) Mediatized parenthood studies the role of internet media in the transition to parenthood. Today's parents have access to counseling and communication resources with a volume, speed, and scope that is unprecedented in history, and social media provide vast new opportunities for displaying family life. My project aims to elucidate mediatized parenthood through an examination of how internet media and interactive mobile technologies are intertwined with the first formative phase of parenthood. I study how Danish first-time parents use internet media in their new social roles as parents, where and how parenthood practices and media practices intersect, and the key characteristics of this increasingly mediatized life transition.
Project affiliation: mediatization.ku.dk
My PhD project is a phenomenological study of citizens’ use of social media in relation to health. For many citizens who suffer from chronic diseases, social networks online (such as Facebook groups) play a significant role in everyday life, as they serve as gushing sources for disease-specific information and social support.
In my research I study how this phenomenon of online co-creation of health transforms patient culture, patient identity and patient agency; what are the impacts of this social media use when it comes to the experience of patient empowerment; and can we methodologically approach questions of experience in digital contexts.