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Photo of Vilde Schanke SundetVilde Schanke Sundet

Postdoctoral fellow at Lillehammer University College
Email: vilde.schanke.sundet@hil.no
Phone number: +47 917 32 17

Vilde Schanke Sundet is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Film and Television at Lillehammer University College, and a guest researcher at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. She holds a PhD in media studies from 2012. In her postdoctoral project (2014-2017) she address audience making in digital production cultures by analyzing two television productions (“Lilyhammer”, Rubicon TV, and “Oljebarna”, Rakett TV). Her postdoctoral project is part of a larger research project on success and quality in the private film and television industries (SiFTI), founded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Research interests:

Media industry, production culture, television studies, media policy, audience participation, media convergence, media innovation.

Select publications:

  • Sundet, Vilde, Schanke. (2016). Still ‘Desperately seeking the audience’? Audience making in the age of media convergence (the Lilyhammer experience). Northern Lights, Vol. 14(1) p. 11-27
  • Moe, Hallvard, Ole J. Mjøs & Vilde Schanke Sundet (2014). "The Function of Buzzwords: A comparison of 'Web 2.0' and 'Telematics'", First Monday, Vol. 19(12)
  • Enli, Gunn S., Hallvard Moe, Vilde Schanke Sundet & Trine Syvertsen (2013). “From Fear of Television to Fear for Television: Five Political Debates about New Technologies”, Media History, Vol. 19(2) p. 213-227.

 



Photo of Anders Olof LarssonAnders Olof Larsson

Associate Professor
Communication and Technology, Faculty of Management, Westerdals Oslo School of Arts
Email: anders.larsson@westerdals.no
Mobile phone: +47 47968780
See also http://www.andersoloflarsson.se/

What happens when "old" organizations meet "new" media? This question continues to be central to my research. Specifically, it has led to me primarily explore two types of organizations - political parties and media outlets. While new media such as the Internet and so-called social media have the potential to increase various forms of interactivity between senders and receivers, my research often takes a critical stance towards the sometimes simplified, hyped idea that such interactions take place simply because a new technological innovation is introduced. By using novel methods for online data collection, informed by solid conceptual designs, I am thus primarily interested in engaging with empirical data to improve our knowledge of the spread of those innovative practices that are enabled by new media.

Select publications:

  • Ihlebæk, Karoline Andrea & Larsson, Anders Olof. (2016). Learning by Doing - Perspectives on social media regulations in Norwegian news organizations. Journalism Studies p. 1-16
  • Larsson, Anders Olof. (2016). Online, All the Time? A Quantitative Assessment of the Permanent Campaign on Facebook. New Media and Society, Vol. 18(2) p. 274-292
  • Larsson, Anders Olof (2013). Tweeting the viewer – Use of Twitter in a talk show context. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 57(2).
  • Larsson, Anders Olof (2013). Staying in or Going out? Assessing the linking practices of Swedish online newspapers. Journalism Practice, 7(6).

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Aske Kammer

Aske Kammer
Assistant Professor
The IT University of Copenhagen
E-mail: aska@itu.dk
See also www.AskeKammer.dk

My research interest concerns the question about what happens to the old institutions and structures of society in a digital environment. Primarily, my focus is on media policy (including innovation policies), economy, and management, and on social media and the way they transform institutionalized social roles.

Select publications:

  • Kammer, A. (2017). Market Structure and Innovation Policies in Denmark. In: Kranenburg, H. v. (ed.),Innovation Policies in the European News and Media Industry. Berlin: Springer.
  • Kammer, A. (2015). Post-Industrial Cultural Criticism: The everyday amateur expert and the online public sphere.Journalism Practice, 9(6), 872-889.
  • Kammer, A., M. Boeck, J. V. Hansen, and L. J. H. Hauschildt (2015). The free-to-fee transition: audiences’ attitudes to paying for online news. Journal of Media Business Studies, 12(2), 107-120.

Jens BarlandPhoto of Jens Barland

Associate Professor
Media Management and Innovations, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
E-mail: jens.barland@ntnu.no

My specialist field is the changes in the intersection among media and journalism at the one side, and commercial and technological developments on the other side. How are the media changing and developing in an era of digital transformation and market challenges? And how are media innovating within this development? A media management's perspective is often apparent in my research.

My PhD project “Journalistikk for markedet” (Journalism for the Market) examines the market forces’ impact on journalism. By material from and interviews with managers in the media houses VG in Norway and Aftonbladet in Sweden, their newspapers as well as online editions, I am studying their strategies for market oriented development of journalistic products. Their owner Schibsted’s perspective is included.

Select publications:

  • Barland, Jens. (2015). Innovation for New Revenue Streams from Digital Readers: The Case of VG+. Journal of Media Innovations, Vol. 2(1) p. 123-130

Niamh Ní BhroinPhoto of Niamh Ní Bhroin

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: n.n.bhroin@media.uio.no

My PhD project, entitled 'Lost in Space: Social Media-Innovation and Minority Language Use' explored how users of minority languages are empowered to create new opportunities for communication in Social Media.  I'm particularly interested in exploring:

  • Processes of technological standardization through which users needs are determined and considered relevant;
  • Processes of technological instrumentalization and the empowering capabilities that users require in order to participate in these; and,
  • Processes of 'Social Media-Innovation' and how these are influenced by the hybrid commercial and social contexts in which they take place. 
  • I'm also interested in ethical issues related to researching computer mediated communication.

Select Publications:

  • Ní Bhroin, N. (2015, in press).  Social Media-Innovation: The Case of Indigenous Tweets.  The Journal of Media Innovations.
  • Skogerbø, E., Josefsen, E. and Ní Bhroin, N. (2015, in press). Samepolitikk på dagsordenen.  In. P. Selle and B. Bjerkli (Eds.), Samepolitikkens Utvikling. Oslo: Gylendal.
  • Ní Bhroin, N. (2013). Small Pieces in a Social Innovation Puzzle? Exploring the Motivations of Minority Language Users in Social Media. In T. Storsul and A.H. Krumsvik (2013) Media Innovations: A Multidisciplinary Study of Change.  Göteborg: Nordicom.

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Petter Bae Brandtzæg

Senior Research Scientist
SINTEF ICT
E-mail: Petter.B.Brandtzag@sintef.no

Petter Bae Brandtzæg holds a PhD in communications and media studies and a master in psychology. He has been researching Internet usage for more than 12 years, in particular with a focus on social media. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF ICT, Department of Software and Service Innovation, in Oslo, Norway.

Main research focus:

  • Social computing/social media
  • Motivations of user-generated content contributors
  • Innovation, social capital and privacy in social media
  • User behaviour and user types in new media.

Select publications:

  • Brandtzæg, P.B. (2012). Social networking sites: their users and social implications – a longitudinal study. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17 (4), 467-488
  • Brandtzæg, P.B. & Heim, J. (2011). A typology of social networking sites users. International Journal of Web Based Communities,7(1), 28-51.
  • Brandtzæg, P.B., Heim, J., & Karahasanovic, A. (2011). Understanding the new digital divide— A typology of Internet users in Europe. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 69(3), 123-138.

Terje ColbjørnsenTerje Colbjørnsen 

Adviser 
The Norwegian Association of Researchers - NAR
E-mail: terje.colbjornsen@forskerforbundet.no

My PhD research examines the digital strategies of Norwegian book publishers and the changing face of the book industry in an age of digitalization and internationalization. The research integrates sociological and humanities-based perspectives with approaches from media management and innovation theory. Via case studies and empirical investigations of the frameworks for book publishing in Norway, the project aims at an understanding of strategy, innovation and institutional change in the publishing industry.

Select publications:

  • Colbjørnsen, Terje. 2012. “The Janus Strategy: Launching a Norwegian ebook distribution service in an internationalized publishing industry” pp. 61-78 in The International Journal of the Book, Vol. 9/1
  • Colbjørnsen, Terje. 2012 (forthcoming). "Book apps in Norway: Edge and ad hoc innovation" in Robert, DeFillippi & Patrik Wikstrøm (eds.): Business Innovation and Disruption in the Book Publishing Industry, Lisbon: Media XXI

Beathe Due

Beathe Due

CEO
Tøyen Startup Village

E-mail: beathe.due@media.uio.no

Main fields of interest: Digital media, social media, digital media and mobile usage, gender, democracy. Organizer of Girl Geek Dinners Oslo. Beathe Due has a PhD in media and Communication studies, UiO.

Selected publications:

  • Dralega, C. A, Due, B. & E. Skogerbø (2010)”Community ReEngagement of Youth: eParticipation Realities in Uganda and Norway”, Vol. 6, No. 1 Information Technologies and International Development, ITID.
  • Due, B (2009) Forventningers betydninger for IKT, lokalpolitisk deltakelse og engasjement. Doktorgradsavhandling, Historisk filosofisk fakultet, UiO, Acta Humaniora.
  • Due, B. (2007) ”Viktige overraskelser – handling, adferd og ideer om forutsigbarhet i bruk av informasjons og kommunikasjonsteknologier (IKT)” I: Personlige medier. Livet mellom skjermene, (red) M. Lüders, L. Prøitz og T. Rasmussen, Gyldendal akademisk: Oslo.

Charles EssPhoto of Charles Ess

Professor
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: charles.ess@gmail.com

Research interests: 

Communication, New Media, and Culture; Information Ethics, Internet Research Ethics, and Culture; Computing and Philosophy; Digital Humanities.

Select publications:

  • Ess, Charles Melvin. (2016). Can we say anything ethical about Digital Religion? Philosophical and methodological considerations. New Media and Society 2016; Volume 19.(1) p. 34-42
  • Ess, Charles Melvin. (2016). Ethical Approaches for Copying Digital Artifacts: What Would the Exemplary Person (Junzi) / a Good Person [Phronemos] Say?. In: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying. Bloomsbury Academic 2016 ISBN 9781474254519. p. 295-313
  • Ess, Charles Melvin. (2016). What's love got to do with it?  Robots, sexuality, and the arts of being human. In: Social Robots: Boundaries, Potential, Challenges. Ashgate 2016 ISBN 9781472474308. p. 57-79

 


Anders FagerjordPhoto of Anders Fagerjord

Associate Professor
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: anders.fagerjord@media.uio.no

New genres in digital media are the focus of my research. Using textual analysis, I study new genres and styles in e-books, social media and mobile media. In recent years, I have been more involved in genre innovation, designing prototypes of possible genres for mobile media, combining insights from design science and humanist theory.

Select publications:

  • Berry, David M.; Fagerjord, Anders. (2017). Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age. Polity Press 2017 (ISBN 978-0-7456-9765-9) 191 pages.
  • Fagerjord, Anders. (2015). Humanist evaluation methods in locative media design. Journal of Media Innovations 2015; Volume 2.(1) p. 107-122
  • Fagerjord, Anders.(2015). The cloud, the store, and the millions of apps: SaaS on the little screen. In: There is no software, there are just services. Meson Press 2015 ISBN 978-3-95796-055-9. p. 91-102

Arne H. KrumsvikPhoto of Arne H. Krumsvik

Head of Department
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: arne.krumsvik@media.uio.no

Conditions for journalism and freedom of expression are my main research interests. This includes media economics and management, media policy, media technology, and media production.

Select publications:

  • Krumsvik, Arne H. (2017). Redefining User Involvement in Digital News Media. Journalism Practice.  ISSN 1751-2786. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2017.1279025.
  • Krumsvik, Arne H.; Kvale, Knut & Pedersen, Per Egil (2017). Market Structure and Media Innovation Policies in Norway, In Hans Van Kranenburg (ed.),  Innovation Policies in the European News Media Industry. A Comparative Study.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-45202-9.  Chapter 12.
  • Storsul, T. & Krumsvik, A. H. (Eds.) (2013). Media Innovations: A Multidisciplinary Study of Change. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Knut KvalePhoto of Knut Kvale

Professor II within Media Innovations
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
Senior Research Scientist, Telenor
E-mail: knut.kvale@telenor.com

A driving motivation for my research has been – and still is - to make the communication between humans and computers as natural and convenient as possible.
I have therefore devoted my research to new human-machine interfaces, especially to speech-based and multimodal interfaces. These interfaces make many services more accessible and easier to use for normal able-bodied users  as well as disabled people, they open for new services and can save costs by automating manual services.
In the last few years I have worked with a wide range of usability issues in Telenor, focusing on multi-channel customer experience. In this context I have contributed in the development of a framework for service design called Customer Journey Mapping. I am currently working with service design and service innovation with special focus on multi-channel customer experience.

Select publications:

  • Kvale, K. and Warakagoda, N.D. (2010). “Multimodal Interfaces to Mobile Terminals – A Design-For-All Approach”, In: User Interfaces, Rita Matrai (Ed.), pp. 207-228, ISBN: 978-953-307-084-1, INTECH,
  • Kvale, K. and Warakagoda, N.D. (2008). "Speech centric multimodal interfaces for disabled users", In: Technology and Disability, Special Issue: Electronic speech processing for persons with disabilities. AAATE (Association for the advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe). IOS Press Amsterdam, Washington, DC, Tokyo, Volume 20, No. 2, 2008. pp. 87-95, ISSN 1055-4181
  • Kvale, K. and Halvorsrud, R. (2008). “How do the elderly talk to a natural language call routing system?” In: Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2008, the 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, pp. 530-533, Brisbane, Australia, 22-26 September 2008.

Gunnar LiestølPhoto of Gunnar Liestøl

Professor
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: gunnar.liestol@media.uio.no

Main research activity is focused on location–based media and digital design based in humanistic approaches (rhetoric and narratology). In particular this includes combining practical design of prototyped genres, development of methodological procedures and theoretical considerations.

For more information go to webpage.

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Anders Sundnes LøvliePhoto of Anders Sundnes Løvlie

Assistant Professor
IT-University of Copenhagen
E-mail:  asun@itu.dk  

My main research interests lie in the design of participatory media, in particular for mobile platforms. For my PhD I developed the textopia system, an experiment in «locative literature». Currently I am investigating online debate in Norway after the 22 July 2011 terrorist attacks, as well as mobile games for hybrid, cross-border public spaces.

Select publications:

  • Løvlie, Anders Sundnes (forthcoming) "flâneur, a walkthrough: locative literature as participation and play", dichtung-digital.
  • Løvlie, Anders Sundnes (2012) "You are the one thinking this: locative poetry as deictic writing." New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 2012, Vol. 18 (1-2), pp. 109-127.
  • Løvlie, Anders Sundnes (2011) "Annotative Locative Media and G-P-S: Granularity, Participation, and Serendipity." Computers and Composition 2011; Vol. 28 (3), pp. 246-254.
  • Løvlie, Anders Sundnes (2011) "Locative literature: experiences with the textopia system." International Journal of Arts and Technology 2011; Vol. 4 (3), pp. 234-248.

Arnt MaasøPhoto of Arnt Maasø

Associate Professor
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: arnt.maaso@media.uio.no

My main research interests is music and media, and was head of the music streaming study within the Clouds & Concerts project in collaboration with WiMP and Telenor. Other research interests are sound in film and television, social media and media technology.

Select publications:

  • Danielsen, Anne og Arnt Maasø (2011) "Mediating Music: materiality and silence in Madonna’s ‘Don’tTell Me’" in Popular Music and Easy Listening (edited by Stan Hawkins). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
  • Fagerjord, Anders, Arnt Maasø, Tanja Storsul and Trine Syvertsen (2010): "High Risk, Strong Belief: Images of the Future in the Media Industry", in Nordicom Review 31(2), pp. 3-16.

  • Maasø, Arnt (2008) "The Proxemics of the Mediated Voice: An Analytical Framework for Understanding Sound Space in Mediated Talk.", in Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound, edited by Jay Beck and Anthony Grajeda, pp 36-50. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois press.


Tanja StorsulPhoto of Tanja Storsul

Director, Institute for Social Research
E-mail: tanja.storsul@samfunnsforskning.no

My research focus on how new technologies and new uses of media contribute to changing media markets and media policies. A special focus in 2012 is on the diffusion of native apps for mobile Internet and the implications this may have for innovation of media services.

Select publications:

  • Krumsvik, Arne, Eli Skogerbø and Tanja Storsul 2012. "Ownership and innovation in newspapers." Presented at The 2012 International Symposium on Media Innovations at the University of Oslo, 19-20 April 2012.
  • Fagerjord, Anders, Arnt Maasø, Tanja Storsul og Trine Syvertsen 2010. "High Risk, Strong Belief. Images of the Future in the Media Industry", in Nordicom Review Volume 31, no 2, pp 3-16.
  • Tanja Storsul 2010: "Television in Cyberspace. The Net Neutrality Tussle in Norway" in Jostein Gripsrud and Hallvard Moe (eds) The Digital Public Sphere. Challenges for Media Policy. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

Dagny StuedahlPhoto of Dagny Stuedahl

Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
E-mail: dagny.stuedahl@media.uio.no

My research has centered around historical and sociocultural aspects of the changing practices involved in media innovation.  This I have studied in cultural institutions and in new learning context. I am especially interested in tranformations of museums and heritage site as part of innovations – and how social media brings a normative of participation that results in deep tensions between user and institutions, amateurs and professionals, youths and the establishment. Methodologically, I focus on developing participatory design methods that fit with these institutions – and their users. This brings an actions research approach to what I would call digital cultural heritage innovation.

I am leader of the Nordic network for knowledge triangulation, Culture KICK, financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers 2011-2014 – which for me bring another aspect of participatory approach to innovation studies.

Select publications:

  • Stuedahl, D. and Mörtberg, C. 2012. Heritage knowledge, social media and the sustainability of the intangible. In Giaccardi, E. (ed) Heritage and Social Media. Understanding and Experiencing Heritage in a Participatory  Culture. Routledge pp. 107-126
  • Stuedahl, D. & Smørdal, O. 2011. Young Visitors’ ‘Messing Around’ in Museums. Exploring social media to engage teens in
participation. BARN 3-4; Digitale medier i barn og unges hverdag, Norwegian Centre for Child Research, pp 169- 191
  • Stuedahl, D. & Smørdal, O. 2011. Designing for Young Visitors’ Co-composition of Doubts in Cultural Historical Exhibitions. Computers and Composition Special Issue from Oslo, Norway 28:3, pp. 215-223
  • Stuedahl, D. 2011. Social Media and Community Involvements in Museums. A case study of a local history wiki community. Nordisk Museologi 2011 (1), pp. 3-14.
  • See also: http://uio.academia.edu/DStuedahl

Lisbeth MorlandstøPhoto of Lisbeth Morlandstø

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Nordland.
Email: lisbeth.morlandsto@uin.no

Lisbeth's research interests are innovation and change in local media, commentary journalism and the history and development of journalism research. Lisbeth has recently completed a project on the development of journalism research in the Scandinavian countries and a project on innovation and value creation in local media. Her current research project addresses commentary journalism in regional media, which involves colleagues and PhD-students from the University of Nordland.  
 

Select publications:

  • Morlandstø, Lisbeth & Arne Krumsvik (red.) (2014). Innovasjon og verdiskaping i lokale medier. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
  • Mathisen, Birgit Røe & Lisbeth Morlandstø (2014). Motstemme og folkeopplyser på veg mot en digital offentlighet – kommentarjournalistikk i regionale medier. UiN-rapport, nr 6/2014.
  • Morlandstø, Lisbeth (2012). “Institusjonalisering og vekst. En studie av journalistikkforskningen i Skandinavia”, i Nordicom Information 3-4.
  • Morlandstø, Lisbeth (2012). “Tema med visse variasjoner – en studie av utviklingen i skandinavisk journalistikkforskning”,  i Norsk Medetidsskrift. Nr 4.
  • Morlandstø, Lisbeth (2012). “Den tvetydige forskjellen. Betydningen av kjønn i utviklingen av skandinavisk journalistikkforskning”, i Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning. Nr 3-4.

Photo of Yngvar KjusYngvar Kjus

University lecturer
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: yngvar.kjus@media.uio.no

My research focuses on media production across multiple platforms and online music mediation. I was recently postdoc in the research project Clouds and Concerts which investigated innovations in live and recorded music mediation in contemporary music culture.

Research interests:

Media production, cultural industries, popular culture, popular music, television, public service media, cultural politics, music mediation, media consumption, new media technology, digitisation.

Select publications:

  • ​​Kjus, Yngvar (2016, in press): Musical Exploration via Streaming Services: The Norwegian Experience. /Popular Communication/, /14/(3).
  • Kjus, Yngvar and Danielsen, Anne (2016, in press): Live Mediation: Performing Concerts Using Studio Technology. /Popular Music/, /35/(3).
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2015): Reclaiming the Music: The Power of Local and Physical Music Distribution in the Age of Global Online Services. /New Media and Society/. Published online before print.  
  • Kjus, Yngvar and Danielsen, Anne (2014): Live Islands in the Seas of Recordings: The Music Experience of Visitors at the Øya Festival. /Popular Music and Society, 37/(5), 660–679.

Portrait Marika LudersMarika Lüders

Associate professor
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: marika.luders@media.uio.no

The core themes of my research relate to human experience of digital media and their social and societal implications. I have in particular examined social media: social media practices among young people; use and non-use of social media among older people; the potential of social media as collaborative knowledge-sharing tools in organizations; social media as journalistic news-sources; and the potential democratic implications of social media. In order to identify user-patterns and consequences of media innovations we need to understand how humans make sense of new technologies and services. We might expect certain user-patterns because they are technically possible. Yet a close-examination of motivations, user-experiences, and organizational contexts reveals the importance of human agency as well as the materiality of media. 

Research interests: 

Media innovations, social media, streaming, human-computer interaction, human-centred design, service design, service innovation. 

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Photo of Elisabeth Brun

Elisabeth Brun

PhD-candidate
Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
E-mail: elisabeth.brun@media.uio.no

Topic for PhD-project: 

Idea-development in TV-production for cross-platform distribution. My project will explore the possibilities and needs for new methods in such creative processes.

I am planning to map out the successful and less successful attempts in TV-production for today's “new media”, hoping to combine this accumulated knowledge with theoretical analysis and practical experimentation. My theoretical framework is media design theory and theory about classical rhetoric as a design tool. 

Research interests:

Media innovation, media design, media convergence, genre innovation, production culture, creative processes. 


Christoph Lutz

Assistant professor
Nordic Centre for Internet & Society
Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School
E-mail: christoph.lutz@bi.no

My research interests cover a broad spectrum of topics and lie in the field of social media and Internet-mediated communication. More specifically, I investigates online participation, privacy, serendipity, scientists’ use of social media (altmetrics), the sharing economy, and robots. 

 


Christian Fieseler

Professor
Nordic Centre for Internet & Society
Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School
E-mail: christian.fieseler@bi.no

My research interests center on organizational identity, corporate social responsibility and computer-mediated-communication. My research is focused on the question how individuals and organizations adapt to the shift brought by new, social media, and how to design participative and inclusive spaces in this new media regime. In this field, I have over the last few years, worked extensively on unemployment and technology and new working modes.

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