Temas DataLab

The DATA LAB is a forum 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 of digital technologies in our scholarly practice.

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 cover a broad variety of contexts such as, but not limited to, everyday life, the production of knowledge and culture, urban governance, health, environmental and energy politics, or warfare.

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.


Mondays or Wednesdays, 3-4 times per term, starting from Spring 2023

Upcoming workshop

Seminar Tema Scholarly Research in Plaintext: Using the Zettelkasten Method, Markdown, and Pandoc to Organize a Sustainable Scholarly Workflow  2023-05-17

Chaired by Charles Berret, post-doc at TEMA-G and the division of Media and Information Technologies Abstract: Every researcher needs a system to organize their work, but many tools and platforms end up working against us. The purpose of this workshop is to examine how the tools we use impact how we conduct scholarly research, especially when those tools are a source of friction with the mental models that best match our projects, practices, and materials.  Including lunch

Start 17 May 2023, 9.30 am
End 17 May 2023, 1.00 pm
Location Lethe, Linköping University
Contacts Maria Eidenskog

Chairs in 2023