Researchers
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. Photo: Patrick Miller 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. Photo: Patrick Miller. Amanda Wasielewski‘s writing and research explores the intersections of artistic practice, new technology, and urbanism. Her doctoral research (Graduate Center, CUNY) traces a pre-history of internet art in the Netherlands as it grew out of artist, hacker, and activist circles within the squatters’ movement in the 1980s. Wasielewski is also the author of Made in Brooklyn: Artists, Hipsters, Makers, Gentrifiers (2018), which looks at how social media and new technology have shaped artist communities in Brooklyn, NY over the past 20 years. She has also held a number of teaching positions: docent in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, teaching courses on social media studies and the impact of the gig economy; adjunct professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture CCNY, teaching modern architectural history; and adjunct professor at Lehman College in New York, teaching the history of modern art in Europe and North America. As a postdoc at Stockholm University, her research focus is on visual cultural heritage and digital interfaces. Photo: Henri Verhoef.
Collaborating Partners
Uppsala University Library. Karolina Andersdotter arranged two Hackatons for researchers (Jan 2020) while being employed in the project. She combined this task with working with digital tools and management at Uppsala University Library. National Library of Sweden. Katinka Ahlbom, Head of Manuscripts, Maps and Pictures and Stina Degerstedt, Head of the metadata programme, have been constributing to a national survey on metadata uses. Stockholm City Archive. Ann-Sofi Forsmark, Head of Development, Stockholm City Archive and Samuel Branting, Coordinator for Stockholmskällan, have been constributing to a national survey on metadata uses.