Culture and Technology

The Culture and Technology research group (CULT) is focused on research into culture and technology, especially (but not limited to) user culture and communication technology.

The group' s research engages with how humans evoke meaning and transform culture through technology, design and content. This kind of research is vital for audience and user knowledge, and in design processes, where it can make the difference between wasted efforts and durable change for the better. 

Interests of the CULT research group evolve around five interconnected themes:

  • Social formations (variations and rhythms of user cultures)
  • Play (mischievous and playful forms of user engagement)
  • Ethics, rituals, and norms (negotiations of online cultural practices)
  • Creative expressions (user-generated content of all forms)
  • Affective formations (patterns of affective expressions across platforms).

The group engage actively and critically with innovative and challenging online phenomena, establishing a language through which we can research and discuss new online culture.

See the research of the group