L to R: Dr. Corey Johnson and Dr. Diana Parry
Our aim is to mobilize research in the digital humanities and social sciences to inform public culture, policy, practice, and everyday social relations to create a more equitable and just society. Exploring digital practices, both virtual and visceral, our research projects center on digital dilemmas, such as:
How do we theorise the influence of diverse virtual voices for people who experience inequality, inequity and/or (in)justice?
How can innovative methodologies enable new insights into the social transformation of gender relations, digital cultures, and social justice?
How is digital technology shaping relationships between diverse publics – citizens, communities, activists, policy makers - in terms of working toward social justice?
As a collaboratory — which is a blend of the words “collaboration” and “laboratory” — we are “a center without walls, in which […] researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries.”* We aim to bring together researchers from across the digital humanities and social sciences who mobilize their research toward social justice goals.
* Wulf, W. (1993) The collaboratory opportunity. Science, 261, 854-855.