Exploring digital space, place and identity

On 5 September 2019, the Digital Economy Network and the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training delivered a one-day postdoctoral workshop on (Digital) Space, Place and Identity in Multidisciplinary Research.

Led by Horizon CDT and Mixed Reality Lab Postgraduate Researchers Harriet Cameron, Luke Skarth-Hayley, Velvet Spors and Hanne Wagner, the event was held in the Horizon CDT training space at the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus.

This pilot workshop seeked to investigate the concepts of “space”, “place” and “identity” and explore how they are being defined, used, contested and reappropriated through digital technology.

Two key questions were discussed during the day:

1. How can we critique existing technologies and their effects on identity/space/place – especially if they introduce or reproduce uneven power relationships?
2. How can we investigate new technologies and their paradigms while being conscious of the status quo?

PhD students and postdoc researchers from the University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, Queen Mary University of London and Loughborough University London participated in the one-day interactive session.

Further details of the outcomes of this pilot workshop will be disseminated shortly.

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