Anna Croon Fors

Contact Information

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Position:

Senior lecturer

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Works at:

Informatics

Address:

Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

Visiting Address:

MIT-huset, Campustorget 5, B469

Tel:

+46 90 786 61 35

Email:

anna.croon@umu.seEmail 1

acroon@informatik.umu.seEmail 2

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Web Page:

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Presentation

Presently I am exploring the triadic relationships between gender, digital materiality and innovation. I am the project leader of a research project named Gender Oriented Design Studies of Innovative IT-use (GODIVA) funded by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) and ProcessIT Innovations.

I defended my thesis Being-with Information Technology in 2006. An exploratory study of the relationship between human experience and information technology heavily influenced by Martin Heidegger's thinking on technology and contemporary philosophy of technology (Borgmann, Feenberg, Ihde, Mitcham, Winner).

The thesis is available in pdf and I am glad for any question or comment on my work and the thoughts presented in the thesis.

My research interest revolves around digital design, feminist technoscience philosophy of technology and aesthetics. In that respect notions of alterity, otherness and transcendence has become my passion and largely define my research approach to digitalization, digital materiality and design critique.

Together with my research collegues in Life Research Group I have previously focused on a varity of social phenomena actualized by digital materials increased everyday presence. Blogs, chats, virtual worlds and communities are some examples expressing the shaping of our lifeworlds and sense-making processes.

Publications

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Year sorteringsordning

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Croon Fors, Anna

The ontology of the subject in digitalization

2013

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Thaidens, Theo
Regev, Gil
Beard, Jon W.; et al.

Book Review: Growing Wings on the Way: Systems Thinking for Messy Situations
International Journal of Scoiotechnology and Knowledge Development, 4(3): 56-63

2012

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Croon Fors, Anna

Strange familiarity: on the material turn in feminism and HCI
The 6th European conference on gender and ICT

2011

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Croon Fors, Anna

Accountability in design

2010

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Croon Fors, Anna
Wiberg, Mikael

Digital Materiality as Imprints and Landmarks: the case of Northern Lights
International Journal of Information Ethics, 12: 6-11

2010

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Croon Fors, Anna

The Beauty of the beast: the matter of meaning in digitalization
AI & Society, 25(1): 27-33

2010

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Croon Fors, Anna
Mörtberg, Christina

Innovation and gender in the making: A gendered analysis of technological performances at the stage
5th conference on Gender and ICT

2009

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Croon Fors, Anna

Quality of Life and Information Technology: On becoming and responsibility in everyday life
International Workshop: Good Life in a Technological Age

2008

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Stolterman, Erik
Croon Fors, Anna

Critical HCI Research: a research position proposal
Design Philosophy Papers, 1

2008

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Croon Fors, Anna

Being-with Information Technology: Critical explorations beyond use and design

2006

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