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Communities and Identities: What are the Impacts of Digital Technology?

It is widely acknowledged that the take-up of digital technologies is on the increase, and that more and more people are interacting digitally. But how does this change our sense of community – of how and where we belong? And might it affect also our sense of identity – do we need to re-think how … Continue reading Communities and Identities: What are the Impacts of Digital Technology?

Citizenship and Politics: How does Digital Technology Impact on our Autonomy, Agency and Privacy?

As part of the Being Digital Scoping Review, the ESRC asked how digital technology impacts on our autonomy, agency and privacy, as illustrated by the paradox of emancipation and control. An initial survey of experts from academia, the public and private sector, comprising experts who had agreed to both steer and contribute to the ESRC Ways … Continue reading Citizenship and Politics: How does Digital Technology Impact on our Autonomy, Agency and Privacy?

Communication and Relationships: Digital Natives and/or Digital Immigrants?

The ESRC have asked us to systematically review what’s being written and what’s being said on how our relationships are being shaped and sustained by digital technology in and between various domains, including family and work. An initial survey of experts highlighted the similarities and cross-overs with other domains in the scoping review because much … Continue reading Communication and Relationships: Digital Natives and/or Digital Immigrants?