Isabel Pedersen, PhD, is a Canada Research Chair in digital life, media, and culture at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She is the founder and director of Decimal Lab, a critical media lab that concentrates on digital identity, autobiography, and embodied technology in a humanities context.
ArticlesOn 17 January 2013, Wired chose the smart contact lens as one of “7 Massive Ideas That Could Change the World” describing a Google-led research project. Wired explains that the inventor, Dr. Babak Parviz, wants to build a microsystem on a contact lens: “Using radios no wider than a few human hairs, he thinks these lenses can augment reality and incidentally eliminate the...Read more
ArticlesIntroduction Children are not only born digital, they are fashioned toward a lifestyle that needs them to be digital all the time (Palfrey and Gasser). They click, tap, save, circulate, download, and upload the texts of their lives, their friends’ lives, and the anonymous lives of the people that surround them. They are socialised as Internet consumers ready to...Read more