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Martin Berg
Associate Professor

Martin Berg is Associate Professor of Sociology and Media Technology at Malmö University, Sweden. His research engages with processes of datafication and digitalisation through ethnographies with devices and systems. He has published on topics such as online ethnography, wearable technologies, self-tracking, and digital health. Currently, he coordinates the international research network Re-humanising Automated-Decision Making funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).

Forthcoming publications

  • Boztepe, S. & Berg, M. (2020). Connected Eating: Servitising the Human Body through Digital Food Technologies. In Deborah Lupton & Zeena Feldman (Eds.) Digital Food Cultures. London & New York: Routledge.

Research programme

Data Society pil show

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara, B0613
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:71

Publications on SwePub
  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Berg, Martin (2017) "Making sense with sensors : Self-tracking and the temporalities of wellbeing" Digital Health;, 11, SAGE, ISSN 2055-2076, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike, Eriksson, Jonnie (2016) "Cooking for perfection : Transhumanism and the mysteries of kitchen mastery" Confero - Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics;2, 111-135, Linköping university, ISSN 2001-4562, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Berg, Martin (2018) "”Plan S” och framtiden för publicering med open access" Sociologisk Forskning;55, 525-526, Sveriges sociologförbund, ISSN 0038-0342, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Fors, Vaike, Pink, Sarah, Berg, Martin, O`Dell, Tom (2020) Imagining Personal Data : Experiences of Self-Tracking. Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN 9781350051386, 9781350051416, 9781350051393, DOI [länk],

    Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike, Willim, Robert (red./ed.) | (2018) "Samverkansformer : nya vägar för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap" , 248, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 9789144121383,

    Chapters in Monographs
    Berg, Martin | Erlingsdóttir, Gudbjörg, Sandberg, Helena (red./ed.) (2019) Vitala affärer : datadriven självkännedom som handelsvara. På tal om e-hälsa, Studentlitteratur, 153-174, ISBN 9789144120768, URL [länk],

    Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike, Willim, Robert (red./ed.) | Fors, Vaike, Berg, Martin (2018) Samproduktionens pedagogik. Samverkansformer : nya vägar för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap, Studentlitteratur, 93-111, ISBN 9789144121383, URL [länk],

    Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike, Willim, Robert (red./ed.) | Willim, Robert, Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike (2018) Inledning. Samverkansformer : nya vägar för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap, Studentlitteratur, 11-25, ISBN 9789144121383,

    Silk, Michael L., Andrews, David L., Thorpe, Holly (red./ed.) | Pink, Sarah, Fors, Vaike, Berg, Martin (2017) Sensory, Digital and Visual Methodologies. Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies, Routledge, 528-536, ISBN 9781138817210,

    Pink, Sarah, Fors, Vaike, O`Dell, Tom (red./ed.) | Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike (2017) Workshops as Nodes of Knowledge Co-production : Beyond Ideas of Automagical Synergies. Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice, Berghahn, 53-72, ISBN 978-1-78533-416-0,

    Conference Contributions
    Salo, Johan, Berg, Martin (2019) "Compiling Bodies: Apple HealthKit as a Computational Infrastructure" The Digitally Engaged Patient, (other)

    Berg, Martin (2018) "Self-tracking, social acceleration and resonance" Sociologidagarna 2018, (other)

    Lindgren, Thomas, Bergqvist, Magnus, Pink, Sarah, Berg, Martin, Fors, Vaike (2018) "Experiencing Expectations: Extending the Concept of UX Anticipation" Nordic Contributions in IS Research : 9th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2018 Nordic Contributions in IS Research : 9th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2018, Odder, Denmark, August 5–8, 2018, Proceedings;, 1-13, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-96366-2, 978-3-319-96367-9, DOI [länk],

    Lindgren, Thomas, Fors, Vaike, Pink, Sarah, Bergquist, Magnus, Berg, Martin (2018) "On the Way to Anticipated Car UX" NordiCHI Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction;, 494-504, ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-6437-9, DOI [länk],

    Berg, Martin (2017) "From parents to nudges : reflections on smart authorities" Social Life of Data Symposium, (other)

    Berg, Martin (2017) "Accelerated sensing: Sociological notes on modernity and self-optimisation" Metric Culture : The Quantified Self and Beyond, (other)

    Berg, Martin (2016) "Fitness APIs as Health Data Superstructures" Crossroads in Cultural Studies, (other)
  • Other tasks and merits

  • Member of the advisory and assessment board for the Flexit research programme. The Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. (2016 - 2021).

    Member of the Board of the Swedish Sociological Association.

    Member of the advisory board for the Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies, Malmö University. (2017-2019)

    Member of the Board of Research and Research education at the Faculty of Technology and Society.

    Research affiliate at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

    Member of the Australian Digital Data & Society Consortium

    Main supervisor for PhD student Johan Salo, Malmö University (Computer Science).

    Supervisor for PhD student Thomas Lindgren, Halmstad University (Informatics).

    Supervisor for PhD student Christopher Martin, Halmstad University and Lund University (Ethnology with a orientation towards applied cultural analysis).

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