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2020.09.10 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

Students’ work selected to exhibit at Ars Electronica 2020

Commenting on the power and control of technology the artwork uses the framework of the game 4-Card Monte to explore how we as users are led to believe that we are in control only to find out the game is rigged… The work has been selected for showcase at Ars Electronica Festival.

Mistrust of scientific expertise is spread via the internet and particularly via social media We can now see this with COVID19, where other forms of ‘advice’ are being propagated alongside science-based advice, which leads to the spread of misinformation. A new research group at Aarhus University will investigate how mistrust in scientific expertise arises and spreads online.

2020.04.14 | Research, Health and disease, Arts

New research group to investigate mistrust of scientific expertise online

Mistrust of scientific expertise can have far-reaching consequences for public health. We have recently seen an anti-vaccine movement that has resulted in a measles outbreak and girls who refused to have the HPV vaccine. Now we are confronted with COVID19, where scientific expertise once again needs to stand its ground. A new research network will…

Dementia patients have a tendency to go wandering off. A new research project at Aarhus University aims to ensure the ethical use of surveillance technology to make it possible to find signs of life in dementia patients who have gone wandering off somewhere. (Model photo: Colourbox.com)
Lektor og leder af Center for Overvågningsforskning Anders Albrechtslund står i spidsen for projektet men i tæt samarbejde med pårørende til demente og plejepersonale.
Associate Professor Anders Albrechtslund, the Director of the Center for Surveillance Studies, is the leader of the project – which will be working closely alongside both care staff and the families of dementia patients.

2020.01.09 | Grant, Health and disease, Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab, Arts

An ethical framework for the use of surveillance technology to ensure that dementia patients can retain their dignity and lead a safe life

Researchers from Aarhus University, in partnership with VIVE, Aarhus Municipality and Business Academy Aarhus, have received a grant from VELUX FONDEN for a project they call LIVSTEGN (which means “sign of life” in Danish). The project involves close collaboration between researchers, dementia patients, their families and their care staff.

2019.05.20 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

WRO 2019 Awards

Artist-Researcher Winnie Soon receives WRO 2019 Biennale Award Winnie is now exhibiting two artworks at Four Domes Pavilion in WRO Media Art Biennale, one of the leading forums for new media art in Poland and Central Europe. Her work “Unerasable Images” receives the WRO 2019 Award.

2018.11.29 | Grant

ERC funding for studying classical influences on Irish culture

Isabelle Torrance has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for studying the role of classical influences in shaping Irish culture. The project will be affiliated with The Centre for Irish Studies in Aarhus.

2018.11.27 | Grant

Researcher at the School of Communication and Culture receives prestigious Horizon 2020 grants

What will the internet of the future look like in an increasingly digital everyday life? What impact does fake news have on democracy? Research Director Anja Bechmann has received two Horizon 2020 grants which can contribute to addressing some of the digital societal challenges facing Europe.

From the left: Teacher and former EU interpreter Kirsten Feldthaus, Professor Helle Vrønning Dam, teacher and former EU interpreter Torben Bagge Hansen, Sif Antonia Munck Pedersen, Mikkel Jeppesen, Jannick Roger Markussen, Mette Reinhardt Jakobsen, Rasmus Troels Steenberg. At the front: Anne Ditte Junge and the dog Ibelle. On Skype: Elizabeth Nicola May from Luxembourg.
 Teacher and former EU interpreter Kirsten Feldthaus welcomes the new students on the professional Master's degree programme in conference interpreting at Aarhus University
“You are a small select group, and you are also pioneers of national a strategy”. Those were the words of Professor Helle Vrønning Dam in her welcome speech addressed to the new students on the professional Master’s degree programme in conference interpreting at Aarhus University.

2018.10.24 | Ceremony / opening, Language and communication

New interpreters to secure the international future of Danish

The first group of students have just started on the new professional Master’s degree programme in conference interpreting at Aarhus University. They are to secure the future of the Danish language in the EU and in other international contexts.

In addition to her new seat on the Jyllands-Posten Foundation board, Anja Bechmann is research director of DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research, associate professor in media studies and a Jens Christian Skou Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies at Aarhus University.

2018.05.28 | Arts, Medievidenskab og Journalistik

IT expert with humanities background elected to Jyllands-Posten Foundation board

Anja Bechmann, associate professor in media studies, has been elected to the Jyllands-Posten Foundation board. She presents her view on why Denmark’s largest media company needs her profile, and why board work is important.

Winnie Soon (Foto: Claus Sjödin - CSPress.dk)

2018.05.14 | Awards, Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab, Arts

Winnie Soon receives PhD prize

On 30 May 2018 Winnie Soon will receive the Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award for her project ‘Executing Liveness – An examination of the live dimension of code interactions in software (art) practice’.

2017.11.03 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

Plant a Light in the dusk of autumn

This autumn, the Tropical Dome of Aarhus Botanical Garden’s Greenhouses will light up in an interactive spectacle. The installation is developed and produced by CAVI, TEKNE, CIBIS, the School of Communication and Culture, AU, in collaboration with the Greenhouses, Science and Technology, AU, and the design agency Kollision.

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