Minna Vasarainen

PhD researcher, University of Helsinki

I’m a PhD researcher in CREDU research project and at DigIT research group. I study collaboration in and out of physical and virtual worlds; how new digital tools change the ways of participation, with both enabling and disabling features.

I trace and analyze digital information and its use with the concept of virtual materiality, questioning the common underlying idea of information’s freedom from matter. Material restrictions as well as social rules are still there, and they matter – with my research, I want to make them visible.