Anna Dahlgren, Professor of Art History, Stockholm University

Karin Hansson, Docent in Computer & Systems Science, Stockholm University

A PhD student in the intersection of Art History and Computer Science (TBA during 2019)

Archive experts from cultural heritage institutions in Sweden

Karin Hansson has written extensively on norms and values in ICT supported participatory practices such as crowdsourcing. Hansson contributes with deep knowledge on human computer interactions, participatory practices online and the relations between image and metadata and reliability. Furthermore, she has broad knowledge on how technical platforms steers the production of metadata. Hansson has explored the reasons, processes, power relations, and dynamics within crowdsourcing settings: first, by addressing the problem with digital differentiation, showing how social validation processes and relations can be made transparent in different types of data feeds. Second, by addressing issues of the handling of metadata in tools for crowdsourced data production, providing a framework for describing the socio-technical setting for the production of data, and thereby the detectability of bias patterns in collaborative information production. Furthermore, she has studied the larger ideological setting for collaborative metadata practices and policies, analyzing discourses on participation in research on open government, and the role of the participant in the field of crisis informatics, adding a much needed critical perspective.

Anna Dahlgren has written extensively on different aspects of photography and visual culture including the digital turn, print culture, historiography, archives and museum practices. Dahlgren contributes with deep knowledge on the history and theory of photography, combined with historical and critical perspectives on the relations between images and words, archives and image collections and digital image circulation. She has previously published critical perspectives on image collections, digitization and photographic archives and the relations between archival practices and history writing. Furthermore, she has considerable experience from image archives, through previous research projects but also during a five years’ (2006–2011) post-doc position at the archive of the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.