The DATA LAB is a forum at TEMA, Linköping University. It is meant to be an arena for collaborative co-creation and experimentation with diverse forms of doing and communicating academic knowledge. We meet across disciplinary, institutional and career-stage boundaries to inspire informal scholarly conversations, share experience, experiment, talk, learn together, and develop critical approaches to themes that concern the politics of “data”, and digital technologies in a variety of contexts and practices, including scholarly such.

The DATA LAB aims to facilitate new conversations and collaborations and will evolve in through ideas and suggested themes from the participants in workshops. The informal workshop format complements the existing traditional seminar groups and text focused work and allows for new ways to be creative, explorative and playful within academia. We are inspired by STS, feminist technoscience, media studies, anthropology, philosophy of technology, critical data studies, visualization research, the digital humanities, digital sociology and related fields.

The DATA LAB was initiated by Julia Velkova (TEMA-T) in 2023 and is currently jointly co-chaired by Maria Eidenskog, Julia Velkova and Katherine Harrison.

For what is going on, forthcoming and past events check out this website.


November 2023 Synthetic Data

September 2023 DEDA Tool

May 2023 Scholarly Research in Plaintext: Using the Zettlekasten method, Markdown and Pandoc to Organize a Susatinable Scholarly Workflow

Led by Charles Berret, post-doctoral researcher, TEMA-Gender / Media and Information Technologies.

March 2023 Beyond Academic Publics: Collaborating with Cultural Institutions in Research and Communication (together with the Hub for Digital Welfare), led by Anne Kaun, Julia Velkova and Maria Eidenskog

January  2023 Engaging with Apps: Methods and Questions. With Darcy Parks and Julia Velkova