Digital Domesticity, Sustainability, and the Everyday

Digital Domesticity, Sustainability, and the Everyday examines the role of everyday life practices and homes as increasingly central hubs of digital engagement and smart infrastructure, and the implications of this for post-human experience and climate change. 

This research will centre on and in people’s homes, lives and communities, using a range of possible approaches—from digital methods to ethnography and beyond—to foreground the rich and shifting relationships between practices, beliefs, technology and environments.

Projects tend to focus on particular domains or interrelations, such as environmental activism online, e-waste and digital sustainability; the politics of smart homes and domestic robotics; the characteristics and complexities of relationships between humans and their digital personal assistants; the place of companion animals and more-than-human relations in everyday life and media cultures; the digitisation of food, and games, YouTube, post-television cultures and streaming services.



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A pilot study on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on arts and creative sector workers in Victoria, Australia.

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Massive and Microscopic: Making sense of COVID-19

As the world grapples with the fallout from the pandemic of 2020, people everywhere struggle to deal with everyday challenges.