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

…and the need to look after one’s self and one’s relationships. These science-fictional enterprises are not so distant from the kind of arts outreach which also seeks to empower prisoners’ creativity. Since 2006, the University of Queensland’s Rob Pensalfini has worked with the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble on the Shakespeare Prison Project, which enables prisoners to participate in performances of Shakespeare’s…

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

…researcher who creates and adapts devices and environments to help people simultaneously develop their awareness of both their immediate surroundings and information available via digital technology.   Projects such as 2009’s MapLens used augmented reality to blend paper mapping, smartphone technology, and users’ awareness of their own immediate surroundings; since then, Ann has also experimented with wearable technologies,…

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

…to account for the past, chronicle the present, or even express hopes, fears, and plans for the future. Becoming a parent is a dramatic transition in the lives of many, and therefore ripe for exploration in these terms. “It takes a village to raise a child,” says Kate. “We make parenting decisions amid a flow of shared stories, hints, tips, and parenting woes – but these days the village has become a digital…