Digital Inclusion, Mobility, and Activism

The research program examines the challenges and potentials of digital participation as this relates to access and inclusion, connectivity, networks and political activism, gig or micro work, and mobility and migration. 

Possible research methods include analyses of existing data sets, digital ethnography, critical pedagogical experiments, arts-based interventions, and working with communities to understand how digital technologies are mobilised for various political and personal purposes. 

Research seeks to explain patterns and practices that have built up around digital communities or activist practices, and to explore the outcomes and implications of disconnections and misalignments between technology design, everyday use, policies and norms. 

Possible areas of investigation include experimenting with groups to adapt or hack common digital tools to preserve cultural memory; building localized rather than universal interpretations of critical data literacy; bringing together policymakers and community members to make so-called smart technology designs more usable and relevant; the politics of tech communities; the outcomes of internet use for different groups; locative technologies and place.

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