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Exploring Computational Media as a Platform for Malleable and Reprogrammable Software

PhD defence, Monday, 16 May 2022. Marcel Borowski

Marcel Borowski

Software often comes in the form of applications or apps as “one-size-fits-all” products. Users are usually unable to modify applications’ functionality and are at the mercy of software developers. During his PhD studies, Marcel Borowski revisited the vision of computational media as an alternative to application-based software. In contrast to most applications, computational media is malleable and can be modified by its users, giving users back control over their software.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of how computational media platforms can be created and what potentials and challenges they provide when in use by small groups of users.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday, 16 May 2022 at 14:00
Place: Building 5342, room Ada-333, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N
Title of PhD thesis: Exploring Computational Media as a Possible Future of Software

Contact information: Marcel Borowski, e-mail: marcel.borowski@cs.au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Jakob E. Bardram, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Professor Margaret M. Burnett, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, USA

Associate Professor Christian Storm Pedersen (chairman), Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Professor Susanne Bødker, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,
Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.

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