Digital technologies are reshaping our social and cultural worlds – our personal and professional lives, our private and public selves. Through transforming cultural expression and identities, politics, work, and consumption, and media industries and content, they raise a range of existential questions about the relationship between humans and machines in a new age of ‘augmented intelligence’.

Digital Cultures & Societies brings together researchers to pose urgent questions about how we build inclusive, flourishing and sustainable societies and cultures using digital technologies and media. We address questions of power and ethics, industrial transformation, and the relationships between digital technologies and our cultural practices and expressions. Our researchers come from across the humanities, arts, and social sciences to envision digital cultures that enrich our relationships with one another, facilitate social cohesion, foster cultural understanding and belonging, and create societies that are fair and just.

Associate Professor Nicholas Carah - Director