List of publications by members of the network

Andreassen, R., Kaun, A. & Nikunen, K. (2021) Fostering the data welfare state: A Nordic perspective on datafication. Nordicom Review  42(2):207-223.

Andreassen, R. (2021) Social media surveillance, LGBTQ refugees and asylum: How migration authorities use social media profiles to determine refugees as ‘genuine’ or ‘fraud’. First Monday, 26(1).

Andreassen, R., Svabo, C., & Pedersen, R. R. (2020). Digitale liv: Brugere, platforme, selvfremstillinger.

Bell A, Hartman T, Piekut A, Rae A & Taylor M (2020) Making Sense of Data in the Media. Sage.

Beraldo, D., & Milan, S. (2019) From data politics to the contentious politics of data. Big Data & Society, 6(2).

Bolin, G. & Jerslev, A. (2018) Surveillance through media, by media, in media. Northern Lights, ISSN 1601-829X, E-ISSN 2040-0586, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 3-21

Bolin, G. & Velkova, J. (2020) Audience-metric continuity? Approaching the meaning of measurement in the digital everyday. Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675, Vol. 42, no 7-8, p. 1193-1209.

Comber, R., Lampinen, A., & Haapoja, J. (2019, November) Towards Post-Interaction Computing: Addressing Immediacy,(un) Intentionality, Instability and Interaction Effects. In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (pp. 1-8).

Dencik, L., & Kaun, A. (2020). Datafication and the welfare state. Global Perspectives, 1(1).

Engebretsen, M. & Kennedy, H. (eds) (2020a) Data Visualization in Society, Amsterdam University Press, open access,

Fedosov, A. et al. (2021) A Dozen Stickers on a Mailbox: Physical Encounters and Digital Interactions in a Local Sharing Community. Proceedings of the ACM on human-computer interaction. [Online] 4 (CSCW3), 1–23.

Gangadharan, S. P., & Niklas, J. (2018) Between antidiscrimination and data: Understanding human rights discourse on automated discrimination in Europe.

Gangadharan, S., & Niklas, J. (2019) Decentering technology in discourse on discrimination. Information, Communication & Society22(7), 882-899.

Gran, A-B., Booth, P. & Bucher, T. (2020) To be or not to be algorithm aware: a question of a new digital divide? Information, Communication & Society.

Gutiérrez, M., & Milan, S. (2019) Playing with data and its consequences. First Monday, 24(1).

Haapoja, J. & Lampinen, A. (2018) ‘“Datafied” reading: framing behavioral data and algorithmic news recommendations’, in Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on human-computer interaction. [Online]. 2018 ACM. pp. 125–136.

Haapoja, J. et al. (2020) Gaming Algorithmic Hate-Speech Detection: Stakes, Parties, and Moves. Social media + society. [Online] 6 (2), 205630512092477–.

Haapoja, J. et al. (2021) Personalised Services in Social Situations: Principal-Agent Relationships in Account Sharing. Proceedings of the ACM on human-computer interaction. [Online] 4 (CSCW3), 1–21.

Haapoja, J., & Lampinen, A. (2018, September) Datafied’reading: framing behavioral data and algorithmic news recommendations. In Proceedings of the 10th Nordic conference on human-computer interaction (pp. 125-136).

Haapoja, J., Lampinen, A., & Vesala, K. M. (2021) Personalised Services in Social Situations: Principal-Agent Relationships in Account Sharing. Proceedings of the ACM on human-computer interaction4(CSCW3), 1-21.

Hartley, J. M., Bengtsson, M., Hansen, A. S., & Sivertsen, M. F. (2021b). Datafied Publics? Theorizing ‘publics’ and a new research agenda for investigating the hybrid formation of data publics. Afhandling præsenteret på International Communication Association 2021, Denver, USA.

Hartley, J.M, & Mathieu, D. (2018) Data trust and transparency as assemblage’, Audiences, Datafication and the Everyday, Lugano, Schweiz, 31/10/2018 – 31/10/2018.

Hartley, J.M. & Hansen, A.S. (2021) Designing what’s news: An ethnography of a personalisation algorithm and the data driven (re)assembling of the news., Digital Journalism.

Hartley, J.M. & Schwartz, S.A. (2020) Trust, Disconnection, Minimizing risk and Apathy: A Compass of Coping Tactics in Datafied Everyday Lives. MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research, bind 36, nr. 69, s. 11-28.

Hartman, T., Jones, R., Kennedy, H. and Steedman, R. (2019) Public views on data handling and management models.

Hartman, T., Kennedy, H., Steedman, R. and Jones, R. (2020) Public perceptions of good data management: findings from a UK-based survey. Big Data and Society,

Hokka, J. (2021) Welfare data society?: Critical evaluation of the possibilities of developing data infrastructure literacy from user data workshops to public service media. In The ambivalences of Data Power: New perspectives in critical data studies. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN.

Hokkanen, J., Koivunen, A. & Turunen, M. (2021) Datan alaiset: Kansanedustajien digitaalinen arki. Tampereen yliopisto.

Hokkanen, J., Soronen, A., Talvitie-Lamberg, K., & Valtonen, S. (2021) Haavoittuvuuden kudelmat: Digitaalinen subjekti ja haavoittuvuus datavetoista yhteiskuntaa käsittelevässä tutkimuskirjallisuudessa. Media & viestintä44(2), 69–91.

Holderbein, K. Krüger, S and Wilson, C (2021) Trust for Sale – A critical reading of the Norwegian National Strategy for AI”, Norsk Medietidsskrift, 28(2) 2021, 1–6.

Kasapoglu, T. & Masso, A. (2021) Attaining Security Through Algorithms: Perspectives of Refugees and Data Experts. Wiest, J.B. (Ed.) Theorizing Criminality and Policing in the Digital Media Age (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 20), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 47–65.

Kaun, A. & Dencik, L., (2020) Datafication and the Welfare State : An Introduction. Global Perspectives, [online] 1(1). Available at: <>.

Kaun, A. & Stiernstedt, F. (2020) Doing time, the smart way? Temporalities of the smart prison. New media & society. [Online] 22 (9), 1580–1599.

Kaun, A. & Stiernstedt, F. (2021) Prison Tech: Imagining the Prison as Lagging Behind and as a Test Bed for Technology Advancement. Communication, culture & critique. [Online] 1–15.

Kaun, A. (2020). Hushållsarbete i landets datastugor : Digitalt omsorgsarbete och bibliotek som smörjmedel inom digitaliseringsprojektet. In Bankdosor, skam och sms-poesi : Essäer om bibliotekens arbete med digitalisering, 41–47. Retrieved from

 Kaun, A. (2021) Suing the algorithm: the mundanization of automated decision-making in public services through litigation. Information, communication & society. [Online] ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print), 1–17.

Kaun, A. (Ed.). (2021). Challenging Digital Communication : Disconnections, toxicity and right-wing digital architecture (1st ed.). Retrieved from

Kaun, A., Jakobsson, P., & Stiernstedt, F. (2020) Research Note 3: Användning av spårningsappar på mobiltelefonen: Medier, information och tillit under pandemin.

Kaun, A., Stiernstedt, F. & Jakobsson, P. (2018) Politisera, sociologisera, historisera AI! In: Människor och AI : En bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva, 1st ed. Stockholm: Books on Demand.pp.48–56. Available at: <>.

Kazansky, B., Torres, G., van der Velden, L., Wissenbach, K., & Milan, S. (2019) Data for the Social Good: Toward a Data-Activist Research Agenda. In A. Daly, S. K. Devitt, & M. Mann (Eds.), Good Data (pp. 244-259). (Theory on Demand; No. 29). Institute for Network Cultures.

Kennedy, H. (20th & 21st May 2021). Understanding Living With Data as a route to citizen participation in datafied societies, roundtable @ Data Justice Conference, hosted by the Data Justice Lab, University of Cardiff.

Kennedy, H. (27th – 31st May 2021). Methodological challenges of researching datafied life,Helen Kennedy, panel convened for the International Communication Association conference. This is a pre-recorded panel convened by Helen.

Kennedy, H. (28th January 2021) Methods for researching intimacy in data-driven cultures, Helen Kennedy, hosted by the Intimacy in Data-driven Culture Research Programme, University of Turku, Finland.

Kennedy, H. (2nd December 2020). Why ordinary people’s perceptions of data practices matter”, Helen Kennedy, hosted by ‘Interrogating Data Practices’ lecture series, University of Seigen

Kennedy, H. (July 2020) ‘On Trust’, Plenary Roundtable discussion of the UN Roadmap on Digital Co-operation. International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) virtual conference, University of Tampere, Finland.

Kennedy, H. (May 21st 2020a) Will the public trust the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Lessons from previous research. Discover Society blogpost, 21 May:

Kennedy, H. (May 29th 2020b) Should we be concerned about what happens to our data in the context of Covid-19? Festival of Debate short video,

Kennedy, H. (May 4th 2020c) Simple data visualisations have become key to communicating about the Covid-19 pandemic, but we know little about their impact. LSE Impact Blog,

Kennedy, H. (October 2019) Complex Ecologies of Trust: feelings about the data practices of a public sector broadcaster. AOIR conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Kennedy, H. (September 2019) Diversity, inequality and how people feel about uses of their personal data & ‘Complex ecologies of trust in public views on personal data mining. Data Power conference, University of Bremen, Germany.

Kennedy, H., Engebretsen, M., Hill, R.L., Kirk, A., Weber, W. & Allen, W. (2019) Data Visualisations: Newsroom Trends and Everyday Engagements. J. Gray & L. Bounegru (eds) The Data Journalism Handbook 2: towards a critical data practice.

Kennedy, H., Oman, S., Taylor, M., Bates, J. & Steedman, R. (2020) Public understanding and perceptions of data practices: a review of existing research.

Kennedy, H., Steedman, R. & Jones, R. (2020) Approaching public perceptions of datafication through the lens of inequality: a case study in public service media. Information, Communication and Society,

Kennedy, H., Weber, W. & Engebretsen, M. (2020) ‘Data visualization and transparency in the news’ in M. Engebretsen and H. Kennedy (eds) (2020b) Data Visualization in Society, Amsterdam University Press.

Kidd, D. (2019) Extra-activism: counter-mapping and data justice. Information, Communication & Society22(7), 954-970.

Kidd, D. (2019) Hybrid media activism: ecologies, imaginaries, algorithms: by Emiliano Treré, New York and London, Routledge, 2018, 222 pp., 140.00(hardback), 27.48 (eBook), ISBN: 978-1-138-21814-7.

Kristensen, D. B., & Ruckenstein, M. (2018) Co-evolving with self-tracking technologies. New Media & Society20(10), 3624-3640.

Krüger, S. & Ni Bhroin, N. (2020) Vital Signs: Innovations in Self-Tracking Health Insurance and Social Change. The Journal of Media Innovations.  ISSN 1894-5562.  6(1), s 93- 108 . doi: Full text in Research Archive.

Krüger, S. (2019) The authoritarian dimension in digital self-tracking: containment, commodification, subjugation, In Vera King; Benigna Gerisch & Hartmut Rosa (ed.). Lost in Perfection – Impact of Optimisation on Culture and Psyche.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-89436-5.  Chapter 7.  s 85 – 104 Full text in Research Archive.

Laaksonen, S. M., Haapoja, J., Kinnunen, T., Nelimarkka, M., & Pöyhtäri, R. (2020) The datafication of hate: expectations and challenges in automated hate speech monitoring. Frontiers in big Data3, 3.

Laaksonen, S-M. & Pääkkönen, J. (2020) Between automation and interpretation: Using data visualization in social media analytics companies. In Engebretsen, M. & Kennedy. H. (ed.), Data Visualization in Society. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Sivut 95-109.

Lehtiniemi, T & Ruckenstein, M. (2019). The social imaginaries of data activism’, Big Data & Society, Vuosikerta 6, Nro 1, 2053951718821146.

Lehtiniemi, T. (2020) Imagining the Data Economy’, University of Turku, Turku.

Lehtiniemi, T., & Haapoja, J. (2020) Data agency at stake: MyData activism and alternative frames of equal participation. new media & society22(1), 87-104.

Malgieri, G. & Niklas, J. (2020) Vulnerable data subjects. Computer Law & Security Review.

Martínez, D. V. & Kaun, A. (2020) ‘The Netflix experience: A user-focused approach to the Netflix recommendation algorithm’, in Netflix at the Nexus: Content, Practice, and Production in the Age of Streaming Television. pp. 197–211.

Masso, A. & Kasapoglu, T. (2020) Understanding Power Positions in a New Digital Landscape: Perceptions of Syrian Refugees and Data Experts on Relocation Algorithm. Information Communication & Society, 23 (8), 1203−1219.

Mathieu, D., & Jorge, A. (2020) The Datafication of Media (and) Audiences. MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research36(69), 001-010.

Mathieu, D., & Pruulmann Vengerfeldt, P. (2020) The data loop of media and audience: How audiences and media actors make datafication work. MedieKultur: Journal of Media & Communication Research36(69).   

Mathieu, D., Schwartz, S.A., Hartley, J.M. & Wildermuth, N. (2019) Navigating in troubled water without a compass: Trust, datafied media and everyday life. Paper presented at Nordmedia 2019, Malmö, Sweden, 21/08/2019 – 23/08/2019.

Milan, S. (2019) Acting on data(fiction). In H. C. Stephansen, & E. Treré (Eds.), Citizen Media and Practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges (pp. 212-226). (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media). Routledge.

Milan, S. (2021). Big Data. In M. Baker, B. B. Blaagaard, H. Jones, & L. Pérez-González (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media (pp. 37-42). (Critical perspectives on citizen media). Routledge.

Milan, S., & Treré, E. (2019) Big Data from the South(s): Beyond Data Universalism. Television & New Media, 20(4), 319-335.

Milan, S., & Treré, E. (2020) The Rise of the Data Poor: The COVID-19 Pandemic Seen From the Margins. Social Media + Society, 6(3).

Milan, S., Treré, E., & Masiero, S. (Eds.) (2021) COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society. (Theory on Demand; Vol. 40). Institute of Network Cultures.

Männiste, M., & Masso, A. (2020). “Three Drops of Blood for the Devil”: Data Pioneers as Intermediaries of Algorithmic Governance Ideals. Mediální studia, 14(1), 55–74.

Neumayer, C., Rossi, L. & Struthers, D.M. (2021). Invisible data: A framework for understanding visibility processes in social media data. Social Media + Society.

Niklas, J. (2019) Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development. Global Information Society Watch

Niklas, J., & Dencik, L. (2020) European artificial intelligence policy: mapping the institutional landscape. Data Justice Lab, European research Council.

Niklas, J., & Peña Gangadharan, S. (2018) Data-driven discrimination: a new challenge for civil society. Impact of Social Sciences Blog.

Nikunen, K. (2021) Dataistunut media. Media & Viestintä44(2), i-vii.

Nikunen, K. (2021) Ghosts of White Methods? Challenges of Big Data Research in Exploring Racism in Digital Context. Big Data & Society 8(2).

Nikunen, K., & Hokka, J. (2020) Welfare State Values and Public Service Media in the Era of Datafication. Global Perspectives, 1(1).

Oman, S.  (2019) Measuring social mobility in the creative and cultural industries – the importance of working in partnership to improve data practices and address inequality. Report. The University of Sheffield, UK.

Oman, S.  (2019) Improving data practices to monitor inequality and introduce social mobility measures – a working paper for the cultural sector. Report. The University of Sheffield, UK.

Pellegrino, G., Söderberg, J., & Milan, S. (2019) Datafication from Below: Epistemology, Ambivalences, Challenges. Tecnoscienza, 10(1), 89-113.

Pentzold, C., Kaun, A., & Lohmeier, C. (2020) Imagining and instituting future media: Introduction to the special issue. Convergence26(4), 705-715.

Pink, S., Ruckenstein, M.S., Willim, R. & Duque, M. (2018) Broken data: Conceptualising data in an emerging world. Big Data & Society, Vuosikerta 5, Nro 1.

Pohjonen, M., Pantti, M. & Laaksonen, S-M. (2021) Digitaalisten media-alustojen valta ja vastuu. <>

Pruulmann Vengerfeldt, P., & Meyer zu Hörste, H. (2020) Reimagining audiences in the age of datafication. In Reimagining Communication : Experience. Retrieved from

Pääkkönen, J. (2020) The rhetorical work of credibility-building for social scientific big data: Positioning arguments and legitimacy in empirical sociology. STS Encounters.

Pääkkönen, J., & Ylikoski, P. (2020) Humanistic interpretation and machine learning. Synthese, 1-37.

Pääkkönen, J., Laaksonen, S. M., & Jauho, M. (2020) Credibility by automation: Expectations of future knowledge production in social media analytics. Convergence26(4), 790-807.

Pääkkönen, J., Nelimarkka, M., Haapoja, J., & Lampinen, A. (2020, April) Bureaucracy as a lens for analyzing and designing algorithmic systems. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-14).

Ruckenstein, M. (2020) Datatalouden valta ja eettinen käänne. julkaisussa T Rönni (Toimittaja), Kuka maailmaa hallitsee?: Vallan umpisolmuja avaamassa. Tiedekulmapokkari, Nro 2, Gaudeamus, Helsinki, Sivut 86-103.

Ruckenstein, M., & Granroth, J. (2020) Algorithms, advertising and the intimacy of surveillance. Journal of Cultural Economy, 13(1), 12–24.

Rydenfelt, H., Haapanen, L. & Lehtiniemi, T. (2021) Dataa näkyvissä? Läpinäkyvyys algoritmien ja datan journalistisessa hyödyntämisessä’, Media & viestintä : kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti.

Silm, S., Järv, O. & Masso, A. (2020) Tracing human mobilities through mobile phones. In: Büscher, Monika; Freudendal-Pedersen, Malene; Kesselring, Sven; Grauslund Kristensen, Nikolaj (Ed.). Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities (182−192). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Steedman, R, Kennedy, H. & Jones, R. (2020) Complex ecologies of trust in data practices and data-driven systems. Information, Communication and Society.

Talvitie-Lamberg, K. (2018) Video Streaming and Internalized Surveillance. Surveillance and Society16(2).

Talvitie-Lamberg, K., Tyrvinen, P., Silvennoinen, M., & Ala-Kitula, A. (2018) Easier Said than Done; The Promises and Problems of Big Data and AI to Healthcare. Academy of Management Global Proceedings, (2018), 118.

Talvitie-Lamberg, K., Tyrvinen, P., Silvennoinen, M., & Ala-Kitula, A. (2018) Easier Said than Done; The Promises and Problems of Big Data and AI to Healthcare. Academy of Management Global Proceedings, (2018), 118.

Tammpuu, P. & Masso, A. (2019) Transnational Digital Identity as an Instrument for Global Digital Citizenship: The Case of Estonia’s E-Residency. Information Systems Frontiers, 21 (3), 621−634.

Trifuljesko, S., & Ruckenstein, M. (2019) Ethical living with algorithms.

Velkova, J. & Kaun, A. (2021) Algorithmic resistance: media practices and the politics of repair. Information, communication & society. [Online] 24 (4), 523–540.

Velkova, J. (2019) Data Centres as Impermanent Infrastructures. Culture Machine, vol 18.

Vildlyng, K. & Velasco González, P.R. (2021) (Be)coming online? Socio-sexual becoming and the datafication of self in online BDSM-communities. Porn Studies.