Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

PhD fellow

Room: POR/18.B-3.142
E-mail: rr.mpp@cbs.dk
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My current research explores the organisational, technological and ontological implications of ‘search engines’ on the user and is situated at the interstices of organisation theory, media studies and artistic research. My PhD entitled ‘Re:search - the Personalised Subject vs. the Anonymous User’ investigates the ‘personalisation’ of Google Search and develops alternative methods for seeking knowledge and querying the world wide web, such as with the anonymity browser Tor (The Onion Router). The research postulates whether the user can be anonymous online and proposes how the subject is organised through the habit of search, along with which subjectivities are produced en route.


Primary research areas
  • search
  • digital cultures
  • paid usership
  • platform capitalism
  • crowdfunding


Administrative tasks

Renée Ridgway is also a Research Associate DCRL (Digital Cultures Research Lab) at Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, Germany. The Di­gi­tal Cul­tu­res Re­se­arch Lab (DCRL) aims to fur­ther de­ve­lop, sys­te­ma­ti­ze and in­ter­na­tio­na­li­ze the re­se­arch area of di­gi­tal me­dia. Former projects include co-organising Perfoming the Archive, a two-day symposium at DCRL at Leuphana University in January 2015. Unstable Infrastructures encompassed my research on platform capitalism in regard to digital solidarity.Terms of Media (I&II) is a two-fold research enquiry into the terms – the li­mits, the con­di­ti­ons, the pe­ri­ods, the re­la­ti­ons, the phra­ses – of me­dia, and the re­la­ti­ons­hip bet­ween the­se terms and de­ter­mi­na­ti­on. Furthermore the upcoming Non-knowledge conference in January 2016 will address the technological condition in regard to the production of knowledge in creative economies and media ecologies.


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Selected publications
Renée Ridgway / Search Engine
Renée Ridgway / Personalisation as Currency
Renee Ridgway / Crowdfunding : Monetizing the Crowd?.
Renée Ridgway (2017): Who’s Hacking Whom, Limn: Issue 8: Hacks, Leaks, and Breaches.

Renée Ridgway (2015) Hacking Crowdfunding, Hacking Habitat journal


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Renée Ridgway / Search Engine
In: The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. ed. /Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 412-429
Book chapter > peer review
Renée Ridgway / Search Engine
In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet. ed. /Barney Warf. Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications 2018, p. 749-758
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Renée Ridgway / Subjectivities of Search
In: Digital Cultures: Knowledge / Culture / Technology: Conference Program and Book of Abstracts. Lüneburg : Leuphana University of Lüneburg 2018, 2 p., p. 189-190
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Renée Ridgway / Against a Personalisation of the Self
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2017, p. 377-397
Journal article > peer review
Renée Ridgway / Who's Hacking Whom?
In: Hacks, Leaks, and Breaches. ed. /E. Gabriella Coleman; Christopher M. Kelty. : CreateSpace 2017, p. 120-126 (Limn, Vol. 8)
Book chapter
Renée Ridgway / Crowdfunding the Commons?
In: Moneylab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy. . ed. /Geert Lovink; Nathaniel Tkacz; Patricia De Vries. Amsterdam : Institute of Network Cultures 2015, p. 281-294
Book chapter > peer review
Renée Ridgway / Personalisation as Currency
In: A Peer-Reviewed Journal About (APRJA), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015
Journal article > peer review
Renée Ridgway / Monetizing the Crowds
In: Hidden Economies: A Seminar on Economic Possibility. . ed. /Brett Bloom; Bonnie Fortune; Lise Skou. København : Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi 2014, p. 12
Article in proceedings
Renee Ridgway / Crowdfunding : Monetizing the Crowd?.
In: Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis. . ed. /Tatiana Bazzichelli; Geoff Cox. Brooklyn, NY : Autonomedia 2013, p. 153-171 (DATA Browser, No. 05)
Book chapter > peer review