Contact / Members

To get in touch with the research project, please contact the Principal Investigator:

Dick Kasperowski, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

University of Gothenburg

SE-405 30 Gothenburg

dick D0T kasperowski AT gu D0T se


Niclas Hagen, PhD


Born 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden and resident, since the late 1990: s, in Lund. I have done undergraduate studies at Lund University in genetics/molecular biology, as well as in sociology and political science in which I hold a masters degree. During 2009 I commenced my PhD studies in ethnology, working within the Basal Ganglia Disorders Linnaean Consortium (http://www.med.lu.se/bagadilico). My general research interest concerns the social and cultural aspects of science, particularly in relation to the biomedical sciences. As a scientific “hybrid”, which has experience from the natural, social and cultural sciences, I also have a strong interest in various theoretical and practical aspects of interdisciplinary science.

Thomas Hillman, PhD


Thomas Hillman is an educational researcher whose work focuses on understanding the role of tools in learning processes by drawing on sociocultural perspectives on learning, interaction and development, and on material-semiotic ways of conceptualizing the relationship between technology design and use. With a background in the design of products and museum exhibitions, Thomas’ research investigates the ongoing reconfiguration of technology for learning both inside and outside of formal settings such as schools. His focus is the mutually constitutive relationship between the development of technologies and the transformation of epistemic practices.

Dick Kasperowski, PhD


Dick Kasperowski is Assistant Professor of Theory of Science. Informed by current perspectives in science and technology studies (STS), his main interests include governance of science, citizen science, participatory practices and open collaborative projects in scientific work. The analytical focus of his research concerns how new technologies configure relations between actors claiming different experiences and knowledge; further how political and scientific representations are related to each other and how (scientific) citizenship is connected to research policy and scientific practices. Lately this interest has translated into studies of the role of mobile digital technologies in configuring relations between the self and the body as well as regulatory practices concerned with mobile technologies for health and performance.

Christopher Kullenberg, PhD


Christopher Kullenberg is a researcher in Theory of Science. He defended his dissertation The Quantification of Society in 2012. The dissertation concerns the statistical social sciences, their epistemic problems and their role in modern societies, and contains a case-study of the SOM-institute, a Gothenburg research center that has been very successful in providing large surveys. Some of his his main research areas concern quantification in the sciences, citizen science and the philosophy of technology.

Åsa Mäkitalo, PhD


Åsa Mäkitalo is Professor of Education and co-director of LinCS. From 2010 she is also head of the University of Gothenburg LETStudio. LETStudio research engages in issues of how learning, knowing and agency in society are intertwined with technologies, how emerging knowledge practices are generated and how established expertise and forms of participation are challenged. Mäkitalo specializes in research on institutional communication from a sociocultural and dialogical perspective.

Marisa Ponti, PhD


Marisa is Assistant Professor at the department of Applied IT, in the Division of Learning, Communication and IT. She held an international post doc funded by the Swedish Research Council, called “The Role of Open Models in Mutual Development in Non-Formal Education” (07/2012-06/2014). Her current research focuses on two key strands: the challenges and opportunities for the effective and innovative use of Open Educational Resources in lifelong learning, and the use of technology to enhance new forms of scientific activities involving amateurs, such as hacker culture and citizen science. In conducting her studies, she adopts a sociomaterial approach drawn from science and technology studies. Her Marisa’s academic background is multidisciplinary, and includes studies in sociology and information science.

Igor Stankovic, PhD


I am a post-doctoral researcher at Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, involved in several interdisciplinary projects with LETStudio (www.letstudio.gu.se).

My fields of interest are:

  • data, signal, and image processing
  • citizen science
  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • emotion and gesture recognition

I was born in Novi Sad, Serbia in 1983. I hold a MA (2008) in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and a PhD (2012) in computer engineering from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. I was also working as a post-doctoral researcher for two years at the European Center for Virtual Reality (CERV), France.