Andreas Birkbak is associate professor at Aalborg University in Copenhagen and a co-founding member of the Techno-Anthropology Laboratory (TANTLab). Andreas’ research focuses on public participation and digital methods. His recent publications include ‘Participatory Data Design’ (book chapter in Making and Doing, MIT Press 2021, with Jensen, Madsen and Munk). Andreas has been a visiting scholar at multiple universities, including at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (Warwick) and the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation (École des Mines de Paris).

Jason Chilvers is Professor of Environment and Society and Chair of the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Research Group in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He is a science and technology studies (STS) scholar and geographer concerned with the changing relations between science, innovation and society in contemporary democracies, particularly in environment and sustainability contexts and in response to issues of energy, climate change and emerging technologies.

Rachel Douglas-Jones is Associate Professor of Anthropological Approaches to Data and Infrastructure at the IT University of Copenhagen, where she is Head of the Technologies in Practice research group and co-Director of the ETHOS Lab. Her recent publications include Towards an Anthropology of Data (JRAI 2021, with Antonia Walford and Nick Seaver) and Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison (Berghahn 2021, with Justin Shaffner). She is currently PI of the Danish Research Council Project Moving Data, Moving People, which ethnographically studies experiences of the emergent social credit system for people on the move in China.

Véra Ehrenstein is a CNRS researcher at the Centre d’étude des mouvements sociaux (UMR 8044), École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. Her research explores the relations between science, markets and politics, with a focus on climate change. Véra recently published with Daniel Neyland and Sveta Milyaeva the book Can Markets Solve Problems? An Empirical Inquiry into Neoliberalism in Action (Goldsmiths Press, 2019).

Lotte Krabbenborg is Associate Professor of Public Participation in Science and Technology Development at the Institute for Science in Society, Faculty of Science at Radboud University. Her research focuses on the ways in which new techno-scientific developments such as nanotechnology are adopted by society. The main aim of her research is to explore power dynamics and enhance empowerment of civil society actors, either individual citizens or non-governmental organisations, through involvement in deliberation and decision-making processes.

David Moats is assistant professor at Tema-T, Linköping University and research fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. His research is mainly about digitisation and the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in transforming various industries, including media, healthcare, politics and academia. He is also interested in the methodological implications of these new sources of digital data for interdisciplinary collaborations.

Andrzej W. Nowak, philosopher, academic teacher and researcher, works in the Philosophy Department of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. His current research focuses on hegemonical dimensions of materiality and ontology, trying to merge the ontological sensitivity of post-humanism with the Promethean promise of modernity and Enlightenment. He is an active participant in Polish public life, occasional columnist, blogger and a devoted bike tourist as well as a marathon runner.

Helen Pallett is a lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, and a member of the 3S (Science, Society & Sustainability) Research Group. She is a science and technology studies scholar and geographer interested in the relationships between science, democracy and the environment, and particularly in diverse forms of public participation at these intersections.

Irina Papazu is associate professor in the Technologies in Practice research group at the IT University of Copenhagen. She has published a book in Danish on Actor-Network Theory in Practice with colleague Brit Ross Winthereik. She heads the Agile State working group in the Center for Digital Welfare, and she splits her research time between public sector digitalisation and public participation in climate change and energy transitions.

Linda Soneryd is professor of sociology at the University of Gothenburg, and Score Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Stockholm University. Her research focuses on environmental governance and participation. Her current work includes a forthcoming monograph (Bristol University Press, 2022) with Göran Sundqvist on science and democracy.

Göran Sundqvist is professor of science and technology studies at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on interconnections between climate research and climate transitions. He is also working on a book together with Linda Soneryd on science and democracy (Bristol University Press, 2022)

Anne Kathrine Vadgaard received a PhD degree from IT-University of Copenhagen in 2016. Her research examines democratic and bureaucratic principles, material and technological practices and the inner workings of elections. Anne is currently working with public IT implementation and business transformation at the Danish IT consultancy firm Netcompany.

Laurie Waller is a researcher based at the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) research group at the University of East Anglia. His research falls between science and technology studies, digital sociology and participation. He’s interested in the ways technological controversies unsettle political forms and their potential for bringing democratic publics into closer relation with their environments.

Alexei Tsinovoi’s research examines the role of new media technologies in international politics. His work is influenced by science and technology studies (STS), the digital methods approach, political philosophy, and international relations theory. Alexei is currently researcher at the Department of Political Science at Lund University; he previously was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, supported by the Carlsberg Foundation (project no. CF18-1015).