This ethnographic research project focuses on defining the relationship between humans and digital assets; what are they, how they are currently emerging as part of everyday life, how they generate or accrue value, and how they might continue to develop as part of our digital-material futures.


The project is based in ethnographic research in Spain and Australia, and will explore the utility of digital assets through everyday contexts of improvisation, making and meaning. Theoretically we are concerned with how digital assets are found and constituted through and as part of an emergent environment of digital materiality.


This project is developed through a partnership between DERC and Suncorp in Australia.


Researchers: Sarah Pink, Heather Horst, Debora Lanzeni.

We investigate how people experience the digital in everyday life, By researching from the ground up we bring fresh insight to a constantly changing world. The Digital Ethnography Research Centre DERC focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out. DERC excels in both academic scholarship and in our applied work with external partners from industry and other sectors.
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