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This Digital Life: Mums, Dogs, and Inmates (3 of 3)

This is the final installment of a three-part series on the work of the University of Southern Queensland’s Digital Life Lab. Part 1 & Part 2 “Not my world. Not my accent. Not my story.” We could be talking about marginalised communities working with visiting artists, or institutions trying to address social exclusion. We could be talking about science-fiction exiles visiting an imagined alien world. We could be talking…

This Digital Life: Mums, Dogs, and Inmates (2 of 3)

This is the second of a three-part series on the work of the University of Queensland’s Digital Life Lab. Find Part 1 here. Last time, we touched on a quote by the father of ubiquitous computing, Mark Weiser. Twenty years ago, he wrote that, “Machines that fit the human environment, instead of forcing humans to enter theirs, will make using a computer as refreshing as taking a walk in the woods.” Today we recognise that even…

This Digital Life: Mums, Dogs, and Inmates (1 of 3)

It’s always, ultimately, been about writing your own story. Modern information science and technology – the knowledge and practices that underpin the ways we entertain and inform ourselves, store knowledge, contact public representatives, commit crime or enforce the law, manage our finances or our health – have been wildly transformed since the heyday of the Dewey Decimal System, but at heart it’s always been about that freedom: to write the…