Culture, identity and technology

Understanding the intricate and evolving role of technology in the development of social institutions, culture, identity, and interpersonal communication is a continuous academic exercise. 

Our research, primarily anchored within social science and technology disciplines, aims to understand the multi-facets, intersection, and coproduction of technology, society, culture and identity. The research foci encompass thematically broad themes such as digitalization of public services; children/youth and digital competence; women, gender and technology-driven careers; and the discourse on marginalization and the digital divide. 

Our research aims to learn more about mechanisms of technology-related inclusion/exclusion and to contribute solutions for more inclusive and progressive societies.



  • Gruppe bokbytur

    The Norwegian book town in Fjærland will become an international destination in the future, as the researchers at Vestlandsforsking have recommended in a report. In August, researchers and central Norwegian book-town people went to the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands two share knowledge and inspiration.

  • Conference

    Vestlandsforsking presented 3 papers at the Second Nordic Challenge conference arranged by the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS), University of Helsinki, running between 7‒9 March 2018.