Martin Brynskov


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Martin is assistant professor in interaction technologies at the Department of Information and Media Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is also director of the Civic Communication group at the Center for Digital Urban Living, a Danish national research center. Working closely together with journalists, media organizations, muncipalities, artists, and industrial partners, he investigates the consequences of digitization and explores new forms of mediation within a variety of domains with special focus on the role of social interaction and mobile/pervasive media. The research is mostly carried out as interventions and experiments in the wild, deploying prototypes and semi-permanent interactive systems. He was the project lead of Aarhus by Light and has been involved in the development of numerous projects and products based on social interaction mediated by technology, working together with public institutions and industrial partners, including LEGO Company and Bang & Olufsen. During his doctoral work at the Center for Interactive Spaces (Dept. of Computer Science), he developed tools for social construction for children using mobile and pervasive media based on the notion of “digital habitats”. He also holds an MA in information studies and classical Greek.

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Bertelsen, Olav W., Brynskov, Martin, Dalsgaard, Peter, Iversen, Ole Sejer, Petersen, Marianne Graves, Wetterstrand, M. (eds.) Sixth Danish Human-computer Interaction Research Symposium November 15th., 2006, Aarhus, Denmark.

Brynskov, Martin, Ludvigsen, Martin (2006): Mock games: a new genre of pervasive play. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 169-178.

Nielsen, Rune, Fritsch, Jonas, Halskov, Kim, Brynskov, Martin (2009): Out of the box: exploring the richness of children\'s use of an interactive table. In: Proceedings of ACM IDC09 Interaction Design and Children , 2009, . pp. 61-69.

Leong, Tuck W., Brynskov, Martin (2009): CO2nfession: engaging with values through urban conversations. In: Proceedings of OZCHI09, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2009, . pp. 209-216.

Brynskov, Martin, Lunding, Rasmus, Vestergaard, Lasse Steenbock (2012): The design of tools for sketching sensor-based interaction. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2012, . pp. 213-216.

Brynskov, Martin, Lunding, Rasmus B. (2012): Sketching sensor-based performances with DUL radio. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2012, . pp. 363-365.