Queensland University of Technology
Dr Aleesha Rodriguez is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child at the Queensland University of Technology. They are an experienced researcher in the fields of digital media communication and Science and Technology Studies. They are interested in public imaginaries about future digital media technologies and examining public communication on digital platforms to explore the ways in which people and technology, mutually and dynamically, shape each.
ArticlesIntroduction Wooden toys have been a staple in many family homes. Even LEGO's iconic plastic building blocks had humble beginnings as wooden toys (Lauwaert). Arguably, the materiality of wooden toys evokes normative feelings of nostalgia for a simpler past, where the uncomplicated nature of the wooden product provided the space for all sorts of imaginative play. It is through this...Read more