A System that works for me – an anthropological analysis of computer hackers’ shared use and development of the Ubuntu Linux System – Master’s thesis examining the individual and collaborative day-to-day practices of the developers of the Ubuntu Linux as they relate to the computer operating system that is the result of their labour. Defended in August 2007.
Ubuntu as technical artifact, on-line community and technical infrastructure [.pdf]
– Fieldwork Report summarizing methods and fieldwork experiences from my fieldwork within the Ubuntu Linux development community and outlining the main analytical points to be explored in my thesis. Turned in upon returning from the field to the University of Copenhagen, December 2006.
The Ubuntu Hackers’ perception and use of computers [.pdf]
– Fieldwork Synopsis outlining methods and theory foundations for my fieldwork within the Ubuntu Linux development community. Written for the Field Method course at the University of Copenhagen, autumn 2005.
Credit or Debit? – the Influence of plastic cards on consumer culture [.pdf]
– title says it all. Short essay written for the Technologies of Everyday Life course at the University of Manchester, spring 2005.
Technology and Western Perception of Time [.pdf]
An essay on how clocks as technology has shaped and continues to shapes out perception of time. Written for the Technologies of Everyday Life course at the University of Manchester, spring 2005.
Perceiving Computers [.pdf]
An essay on how programming languages may be shaping the way programmers perceive computers and design problems around computers. Written for the Perception, Knowledge and Cognition course at the University of Manchester, spring 2005
Montage, Ethnography and Representations of Post-Socialist Realities [.html]
– essay on the use of montage technique in ethnographic representation, written for the Images, Text, Fieldwork course at the University of Manchester, spring 2005. This is an experimental HTML version of the essay which seeks to use hyperlinks explore the montage technique as a sort of meta-reference. There is also a more conventional PDF version available [.pdf, 1.8 MB!!]
The Prejudices of Anthropology [.pdf]
– essay examining philosophical hermeneutics as a viable basis for understanding anthropological methods and analysis. Written for the Newer Anthropological Theory course at the University of Copenhagen, autumn 2004.
That Glamorous Part – om betydningsåbnende funktioner i Eiffeltårnet og The Nike Swoosh [.pdf]
– essay on the semiotic parallels between the Eiffel tower and The Nike Swoosh. In Danish. Written for the History of Modern Culture course at the University of Copenhagen, spring 2004.
Computerspillets Æstetik – om computerspil som kulturprodukt [.pdf]
– BA essay on computer game as a cultural product with its own inherent norms and frame of analysis. Based on a analysis of Thief: The Dark Project. In Danish. Passed at the University of Copenhagen, autumn 2003.
YourStories Project (in collaboration with Natascha Nawrocki, Lars Emil Teglbjærg, Peter Hovmand, Omobolanle Sodeinde and Pernille Yding).
– a collaborative YourStories project created for the Digital Rhetorics course at the IT University of Copenhagen, autumn 2005.
Design Document [.rtf] Storyboard [.pdf, 8.2 MB!!] Analysis [.pdf]
Bispebjerg Emergency Room Project (in collaboration with Águst Ævar Gunnarsson, Camilla Kjær Pedersen and Jesper Hylling).
– a collaborative Interaction Design project conducted for the Interaction Design course at the IT University of Copenhagen, autumn 2005.
Report (In Danish) [.pdf] Design Timeline [.pdf] Storyboard [4.5 MB!!] Map Mockup [1.8 MB!!]