Participants in ROCA

Gunhild BorggreenGunhild Borggreen

Co-Founder and Project Manager of ROCA. Member of Steering Committee for TRANSOR (Research Newtwork for Transdisciplinary Studies in Scoail Robotics). Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Culture at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Gunhild's interest in robots is linked to her research in Japanese contemporary art and visual culture, with special attention to issues of gender and national identity. Read more about Gunhild Borggreen.

Elizabeth JochumElizabeth Jochum

Co-founder of ROCA. Elizabeth Jochum is an Assistant Professor of Robot Aesthetics at Aalborg University (Denmark). Her research 
focuses on the intersection of robotics, art and performance. She currently teaches in the Art and Technology and Media Arts Cultures programs, where she conducts practice-based research in robotic art and interactive narratives. Read more about Elizabeth Jochum.

Bojana Romic

Bojana Romic

Media theorist and video artist. Received a doctoral degree in Art and Media theory from University of Arts in Belgrade. My theoretical research is focused on the analysis of media texts and reception amongst their audiences. As a member of ROCA, I investigate models of visual representation of humanoid robots on film, and how they influence broader cultural imagery of robots. Read more about Bojana Romic.

Stina Marie Hasse JørgensenStina Marie Hasse Jørgensen

Stina Hasse is a PhD student at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, where she is researching programmed voices, speech synthesis and the sound design of robots as a member of ROCA. Stina is also a multimedia artist and a curator of digital art, and an active member of Lovelace - a scandinavian network for women working with digital technology and art, where she is curating exhibitions and workshops.. Read more about Stina Marie Hasse Jørgensen.

Franziska Bork-PetersenFranziska Bork-Petersen

Franziska is working on a postdoc project at the department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Her current research concerns notions of human ‘enhancement’ and explores the relation between human bodies and utopianism. Franziska holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Stockholm University and Freie Universität Berlin.

Ragnild LomeRagnild Lome

MA in Comparative Literature, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Ragnild is interested in how 19th century aesthetic reflections on authority can help us to rethink the complex nature of today’s interaction between robots and human. 

Miya Yoshida

Ph.D in Fine Arts and visual art at Malmö Art Academy, Lunds University. Miya's doctoral thesis was on mobile telephony and constructions of subjectivity. She has worked as a guest researcher at Inter Arts, Frei Universität in Berlin, and is currently wokring as curator and research at Lüneburg University

Hanne-Louise Johannesen

Assistant Professor at IT Univerity, Copenhagen, and co-funder of Diffus Design Lab. Hanne-Louise areas of research includes investigation of emotional and aesthetic dimension of touch and tangibility through materiality and issues of tactile quality, boundaries between skin, second skin, interactive textiles and other membranes.

Tau Ulv LenskjoldTau Ulv Lenskjold

Ph.D. student at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design, with an educational background in architecture and digital
media studies – and a concurrent interest in critical design discourse and emergent technologies. His current research investigates how contemporary speculative design practices engage with political and societal issues, and traces the historical precursors for this develop-ment in the history of design. Read more about Tau Ulv Lenskjold.

Jonas JørgensenJonas Jørgensen

BSc, physics, BA and MA, art history, University of Copenhagen and Columbia University. I am interested in a broad range of subjects and phenomena related to aesthetics, politics, art, science, and technology. Read more about Jonas Jørgensen.

Lila Lee-MorrisonLila Lee-Morrison

Research Assistant in the Visual Culture & Art History Department at Lund University, Sweden. Received MA in Visual Culture at Lund University with an educational background in political science and photojournalism. Her recent studies have focused on the cultural implications of the use of advanced visual technologies. Read more about Lila Lee-Morrison.

Laura Beloff

Artist and Head of Section at Computer Games and Interaction Design, IT University Copenhagen. With acclaimed international reputation as an artist, Laura Beloff’s works can be described as peculiar wearable objects, programmed structures and participatory, networked installations.

Phillip PragerPhillip Prager

Phillip is currently a lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he teaches ‘Designing Digital Play’. Phillip holds a BA from Yale University, and completed his PhD at Cambridge University in 2009, before joining the Minerva Foundation as a postdoctoral fellow in neuroaesthetics in 2010.

Jacob Kreutzfeldt

Assistant Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Leader of of research project on The Auditory Syntax of Radio, and part of the LARM Management Group. Research areas cover Auditory Culture, Urban Studies, the history and aesthetics of radio, and Sound/Literature.

Laura Luise SchultzLaura Luise Schultz

Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Research areas cover avantgarde, performance, and contemporary theatre, including the status of the text. Laura's research includes Getrud Stein and postdramatic theatre, and she is currently organising a conference on Getrud Stein to take place at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies in spring 2014.

Troels Degn Johannson

Associate Professor at School of Design, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Erik Steinskog

Associate Professor in Musicology at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Works on a project on "posthuman voices", including voices of robots and cyborgs, as well as aspects of "human enhancement".  

Anna Gulmann

BA (Hons) in Fashion Design, MA in Visual Culture from Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Anna has worked as a consultant at IKEA of Sweden, and focuses on visual design and interaction in terms of robots. Visit Anna's website: