Vaike Fors is Professor of Design Ethnography at the School of IT at Halmstad University in Sweden. Her area of expertise lies in visual, sensory and design ethnography. In her pursuit to contribute to further understanding of contemporary conditions for learning, she has studied people’s everyday experiences with autonomous and emerging technologies (such as autonomous vehicles) in various research projects. Fors is an experienced project leader of international scientific, applied and collaborative research projects. Since 2019, Vaike Fors has been a partner investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (funded by the Australian Research Council) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Human-Centred Computing and the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University in Melbourne. Recent publications include the book Imagining personal data. Experiences of Self-Tracking (Routledge, 2020) co-authored with Sarah Pink, Martin Berg and Tom O’Dell, and Design Ethnography (Routledge, 2022) co-authored with Sarah Pink, Shanti Sumartojo, Yolande Strengers, Melisa Duque and Debora Lanzeni.
Martin Berg is Professor of Media Technology at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University, Sweden. His research interests include digital sociology, and critical studies of algorithms and automation processes. Berg currently leads the project ’Working with Algorithmic Colleagues: Expectations and Experiences of Automated Decision-Making’ (funded by The Swedish Research Council from 2021 to 2024). He coordinates the research network ’Re-humanising Automated Decision-Making’ (funded by the Swedish foundation ‘Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’). Berg also co-directs Malmö University’s strategic research programme ’Data Society’. Berg’s recent publications include Imagining Personal Data: Experiences of Self-Tracking (Routledge, 2020), co-authored with Vaike Fors, Sarah Pink and Tom O’Dell, as well as Everyday Automation: Experiencing and Anticipating Emerging Technologies (Routledge, 2022), co-edited with Sarah Pink, Deborah Lupton, and Minna Ruckenstein.
Meike Brodersen (assistant editor)
Meike Brodersen is a sociologist specialising in spatial mobilities, digitalisation, and automation in changing working worlds based on multi-site ethnographies. She completed her thesis entitled “Working mobility – between parkings lots and particles. Space-time tensions in contemporary work.” at the METICES Laboratory under the supervision of Pierre Lannoy. Meike Brodersen holds degrees from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the IEP Toulouse and the University of Passau. As a post-doctoral fellow, she is pursuing research projects at Halmstad University and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, notably the AHA project on Design Ethnographic Living Labs for Future Urban Mobility. Meike Brodersen is particularly interested in contrasting narratives on automation and connectivity with situated practices and imaginaries through multi-method ethnographic research. She has extensive experience coordinating and conducting applied, interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder research projects. She has recently contributed to Everyday Automation: Experiencing and Anticipating Emerging Technologies (Routledge, 2022). Other publications include Mobility: Ideological Discourse and Individual Narratives (2014).