Claes Thorén focuses on digitization and how physical and virtual artefacts shape and constitute our lives. His PhD dissertation from 2013 dealt with the organizational impacts of online news. His research uses such theories as new materialism, social ontologies and practice theory. He has used these theories to study, among other things, viral news reporting and the digitization of musical instruments.
- Thorén, C., Edenius, M., Eriksson Lundström, J., Kitzmann, A. (2017). The Hipster's Dilemma: What is Analogue or Digital in the Post-Digital Society?. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies / More information
- Thorén, C., Ågerfalk, P., Rolandsson, B. (2017). Voicing the Puppet: Accommodating unresolved institutional tensions in digital open practices. Organization Studies / More information
- Thorén, C., Kitzmann, A. (2015). Replicants, Imposters and the Real Deal: Issues of Non-use and Technology Resistance in Vintage and Software Instruments. First Monday, 20(11) / More information
- Thorén, C., Ågerfalk, P., Edenius, M. (2014). Through the Printing Press: An Account of Open Practices in the Swedish Newspaper Industry.Journal of the AIS, 15(11): 779-804 / More information