Arni Már Einarsson

Arni Már Einarsson


Current research

My research interest is in the materiality of computational technologies and how it can affect individual experiences, social interactions, and societal institutions. In my recently finished ph.d.-project, Making in Libraries, I examined how makerspaces support individuals' creativity and learning, mediate social interactions, and challenge the conception of information in libraries. In my current work on Platform Intelligence in News, I combine large datasets and qualitative inquiry to examine algorithmic recommendations of news and how recommenders affect users' experience and news professionals' work with possible democratic implications. 


  • Platform Intelligence in News (August 2022 - August 2023). Stine Lomborg (PI) and Rasmus Helles (Co-PI)
  • Making in Libraries (November 2018 - April 2022). Supervised by Morten Hertzum & Stine Lomborg

Fields of interest

  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Algorithms and materiality
  • Critical data studies
  • Technology and creativity

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Making in libraries: article-based Phd dissertation

    Einarsson, Arni Már, 29 Apr 2022, 146 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

  2. Published

    Because fathers matter: How tools and materials mediate the collaboration between father and child in maker activities

    Einarsson, Arni Már & Krogh, M., 2022, Proceedings of the Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: NordiCHI' 22. 10 p. 26

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Crafting, Connecting, and Commoning in Everyday Maker Projects

    Einarsson, Arni Már, 2021, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 156, 102715.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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