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Activities and outputs

Interviews and podcasts

Lomborg, S. & Lai, S. S. (Featured). (2024, January 8). Digitale spor: Hvor ender vores personlige data? [Digital traces: Where does our personal data end up?, Audio Podcast]. In Kraniebrud

Lomborg, S., Otto, E., & Lai, S. S. (Featured). (2024, January 18). App'ens hemmeligheder [The secrets of the app, Audio Podcast]. In Vov at Vide.


Translating critical data and algorithm studies into impact. Workshop, 15-16. August 2024, Center for Tracking & Society, University of Copenhagen.

Keywords for Datafied Living, workshop, 31. January 2024. Leipzig University.

Key themes in digital disconnection research: Authenticity, wellness, datafication and power. ICA pre-conference in Toronto, 25 May 2023, co-organiser.

Scaling up and taking down: Lifetimes of Communication Infrastructure, 2 November 2022, Center for Tracking & Society, Copenhagen.

Datafied Welfare States: ECREA pre-conference co-organized with the Communication & Democracy division of ECREA. 18 October 2022.

Masterclass with Stine Lomborg: Keywords for Datafied Living (4 May 2022, University of Helsinki).


Andelsman Alvarez, V., & Meleschko, S. K. (2024). Going above and beyond? How parent–daycare mobile communication reconfigures the time and space dimensions of parenting. Mobile Media & Communication12 (1), 112-130.

Kaun, A., Lomborg, S., Pentzold, C., Allhutter, D., & Sztandar-Sztanderska, K. (2023). Crosscurrents: WelfareMedia, Culture & Society, 45(4), 877–883.

Bagger, C., Einarsson, A. M., Andelsman Alvarez, V., Klausen, M., & Lomborg, S. (2023). Digital resignation and the datafied welfare state. Big Data & Society10 (2), 20539517231206806.

Lai, S. S., Andelsman, V., & Flensburg, S. (2023). Datafied school life: The hidden commodification of digital learning. Learning, Media and Technology, 1–17.

Lomborg, S., Helles, R., & Lai, S., S. (2023). Digital tracking and infrastructural power. In Handbook of Critical Studies in AI (ed. Simon Lindgren). Edward Elgar Publishing. 

Lomborg, S., Kaun, A. & Scott Hansen, S. (2023). Defining Automated Decision-Making: Towards a People-Centred ApproachSociology Compass, e13097. 

Albris, K., Fast, K, Karlson, F., Kaun, A., Lomborg, S. & Syvertsen, T. (2024) (eds.). The digital backlash. Göteborg: Nordicom

Kusk, K., Duus, K., Scott Hansen, S., & Floros, K. (2022). Det usynlige menneske i platformsarbejde – en kvalitativ undersøgelse af algoritmisk ledelse [The invisible human in platformwork – a qualitative study of algorithmic management]. Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, 24(3), 28-42.

Helles, R. Lai, S. & Lomborg, S. (2022). What the media (still) do to people. In Jensen, K.B. & Helles, R. (eds). The Peoples’ Internet. London & New York: Routledge.

Lomborg, S. (2022). Everyday AI at work. In Pink, S. Berg, M., Lupton, D. & Ruckenstein, M. (eds.) Everyday Automation: Experiencing and Anticipating Automated Decision-Making. London & New York: Routledge. 

Andelsman, V. (2022). “You Live and You Learn” Sex and Relationship Vlogging and the Production of Knowledge. In T. Krijnen, P.G. Nixon, M. D. Ravenscroft, C. M. Scarcelli (Eds.), Identities and Intimacies on Social Media (pp. 104-118). Routledge.

Andelsman, V. (2022). Materializing: Period-tracking with apps and the (re) constitution of menstrual cycles. MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research, 37(71), 054-072.

Scott Hansen, S. (2022). Public AI imaginaries: How the debate on artificial intelligence was covered in Danish newspapers and magazines 1956-2021. Nordicom Review, 43(1) 56-78. 

Thylstrup, N. B. (2022). The ethics and politics of data sets in the age of machine learning: deleting traces and encountering remains. Media, Culture & Society

Thylstrup, N. B. & Archer, M. & Ravn, L. (2022). Traceability. Internet Policy Review, 11 (1). 

Vilaza, G. N., Doherty, K., McCashin, D., Coyle, D., Bardram, J., & Barry, M. (2022). A Scoping Review of Ethics Across SIGCHI. In Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’22), June 13–17, 2022, Virtual Event, Australia. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 

Flensburg, S. (2021). Over-the-top and under the radar. An analysis of Internet distribution and its structural consequences in Denmark. Nordicom Review, 42 (1), 93–108.

Flensburg, S., & Lai, S. S. (2021). Datafied Mobile Markets. Measuring control over apps, data accesses, and third-party services. Mobile Media & Communication. 

Flensburg, S. & Lomborg, S. (2021). Datafication research. Mapping the field for a future agenda. New Media & Society. 

Lai, S. S., & Flensburg, S. (2021). Invasive Species of the App Ecosystem: Exploring the Political Economy of Mobile Communication. International Journal of Communication, 15(0), 2301–2318.

Thylstrup, Agostinho, D., Ring, A., D’Ignazio, C., & Veel, K. (2021). Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data. MIT Press.

Helles, R., Lomborg, S. & Lai, S. (2020): Infrastructures of tracking: Mapping the Ecology of Third-Party Services Across Top Sites in the EU. New Media & Society, 22(11): 1957-1973.

Lai, S. S., & Flensburg, S. (2020). Appscapes in everyday life. Studying mobile datafication from an infrastructural user perspective. MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research, 36 (69). 

Lomborg, S., Langstrup, H. & Andersen, T. (2020). Interpretation as luxury: Heart patients living with data doubt. Big Data & Society.

Lomborg, S., Dencik, L. & Moe, H. (eds.) (2020): Methods for datafication, datafication of methods: Special issue of European Journal of Communication, 35(3).


Lomborg, S. (2022). Den dataficerede borger og det gode liv [The datafied citizen and the good life]. Den data-drevne velfærdsstat [The data-driven welfare state], organised by the ADD project and Shape, 17 November 2022, Copenhagen.

Andelsman, V. & Meleschko S. K. (2021). Building Bridges: Denmark’s platform for daycare institutions and parents as a site of transcendent parenting. Paper presented at ECREA, 22 October 2022, Aarhus, Denmark.

Scott Hansen, S., Lomborg, S., & Kaun, A. (2022). Automated decision-making research: a map and a road to impactful media and communication research on ADM. Paper presented at ECREA, 20 October 2022, Aarhus, Denmark.

Andelsman, V. (2021). ‘I am in charge of the whole family operations’ Parent’s Digital Labour and Gender Roles in the Welfare State of Denmark. Paper presented at ECREA pre-conference: Datafied Welfare States, 18 October 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lomborg, S., & Flensburg, S. (2022). Private data for public welfare? Paper presented at ECREA, October 2022, Aarhus, Denmark.

Lai, S. S., Lomborg, S., & Klausen, M. (2022). Healthcare appscapes: How patient data flow from public welfare systems to private tech. Paper presented at ECREA, October 2022, Aarhus, Denmark.

Lai, S. S., & Lomborg, S. From Subsea Cables to Mobile Tracking, ECREA panel organized by Datafied Living.

Scott Hansen, S. (2022). Caring for the loop, caring for the body: anticipatory practices and algorithmic autonomy in health-related tracking. Conference presentation at Reframing ADM: concepts, Values, Alternatives, 30 August 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lomborg, S, & Lai, S.S. (2022). Human capabilities for a good datafied life? Reframing ADM: concepts, Values, Alternatives, 29-30 August 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lomborg, S. (2022). Tracking for health. Invited talk for Nordmedia TWG on digital Health, August 2022, Lund, Sweden.

Thylstrup, N. B. (2022). Inference Worlds: Politics of Machine Learning Futures, EASST, panel organiser, 6-9 July 2022. Madrid, Spain.

Kusk, K., Sheikh, R., Floros, K., Duus, K., & Scott Hansen, S. (2022). Approaching platform work. DASTS, panel organiser, 2-3 June 2022. Aarhus, Denmark.

Kaun. A., & Lomborg, S. (2022). Human-centered ADM research? Foregrounding a peoples’ perspective. Paper presented at Data Power, 2022, Bremen, Germany.

Scott Hansen, S., (2022). Disconnecting the communicating body. Presentation at ICA, 26 May 2022, Paris, France.

Lomborg, S, & Lai, S.S. (2022) The Good life. Presented at the Key terms for a critical theory of living with data panel, ICA, 25-30 May 2022. Paris, France.

Andelsman, V., Lai, S. S., & Flensburg, S. (2022). Datafied Education: The hidden commodification of school life in Denmark. Poster presented at ICA, May 2022, Paris, France.

Thylstrup, N. B. (2022). The politics of data reuse: entangled ecologies in machine learning infrastructures. Keynote presented at the AI and the Digitalized Societyworkshop, 23-24 May 2022. Helsinki, Finland.

Vilaza, G. N. (2022). Designing Respectful Health Data Flows Centred on Data Contributors' Perspective. PhD thesis defense presented at the Technical University of Denmark, 17 May 2022. Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Floros, K., Kusk, K., Scott Hansen, S., & Duus, K. (2022). Going Local: ethnographic investigation of spatio-temporal factors in the Danish context of digital platform labor. NGM, February 2022. Joensuu, Finland.

Lai, S. S. & Flensburg, S. (2022). Spilapps og datastrømme [Gaming apps and data streams]. Medierådets nytårskur, Media Council for Children and Young People, Danish Film Institute. January 2022, Denmark.

Flensburg, S., & Lai, S. S. (2021). Designing a Proxy for Privacy. A tool for assessing the intrusiveness of mobile apps. Abstract from Data Justice, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Flensburg, S., & Lai, S. S. (2021). The App Ecosystem and its Invasive Species: Exploring the political economy of infrastructures for mobile datafication. Paper presented at Nordmedia Conference, 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Lomborg, S. (2021). Datafied Living. Invited talk for Digital Tech Summit. 30 November 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lai, S. S. & Flensburg, S. (2021). Networks of Power. Analysing the political economy of digital infrastructures. Talk at research seminar, November 2021, Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), University of Copenhagen.

Lomborg, S. (2021). Researching datafied living through mobile tracking: methodological challenges and ethical opportunities. Invited talk for the NordAI network. November 2021.

Flensburg, S. (2020). Between welfare ideals and corporate market power: the institutionalisation of digital communication in Denmark. Talk at The Contemporary Realities of the Media Welfare State. November 2020, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Flensburg, S. & Lai, S. S. (2021). Tracking i det mobile økosystem – tredjepartstjenester, dataindsamling og digitale værdikæder [Tracking in the mobile ecosystem – third-party services, data harvesting & digital value chains]. October 2021, The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. 

Lomborg, S. (2021). Datafied Living - a prospect for communication research. May 2021, Södertorn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Lai, S. S. & Flensburg, S. (2021). Digital Communication Systems: Internet infrastructures, markets and policies in the Scandinavian welfare states. Media, Information and Communication lunch seminar on Data Publics, University of Copenhagen.

Lai, S. S., & Flensburg, S. (2021). The Appscape Method: Approaching mobile datafication from an infrastructural user perspective. Paper presented at Nordmedia Conference, 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Lomborg, S. (2021). Methodological challenges in researching datafication. Panel presentation at ICA Virtual conference, 2021.

Lomborg, S. (2021). Methodological explorations in datafied living. Talk at Intimacy in data-driven cultures. January 2021, University of Tampere, Finland.

Lomborg, S. (2021). Cultivating critical consciousness through self-tracking research. Panel presentation at ECREA, 2021, Braga, Portugal.