The research into mobilities explores what the increasing mobility of people, information, and goods means to societies. The research work from within the ‘Mobilities Turn’ and the underlying hypothesis that mobilities is ‘more than A to B’ movement. The research explores how commuting, everyday life transport, digital media, new production and consumption patterns have effects beyond mere displacement of people, information and goods. The general research challenge is to explore and understand what mobilities mean to societies. In particular the research focuses on the relationship between infrastructure, technologies, cities, built environments and social and cultural processes. In more specific terms we research into everyday life mobilities within subway systems, car infrastructures, aereomobilitiy, cycles, lights rails etc. The research is multimodal and (often) situational, and reaches from non-motorized mobilities over complex infrastructure to the new digital media and ‘smart city’ developments. The research is undertaken with a plethora of methods such as surveys, interviews, ethnographic observation, mobile mapping, GPS tracking, Rejsekortdata (big data) and thermic camera tracking, eyetracking etc.
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