Our lives are increasingly dependent on the digital technologies on which we find ourselves progressively dependent. Join faculty members Philip Boyle and Christine McWebb from the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business for a discussion on what it means to be living in an age of digital innovations – advances that both enhance and disrupt established ways of doing business, scientific enterprise, and everyday life. We will explore key topics such as privacy, the generational divide, and the benefits and challenges of using online platforms to communicate.
Christine McWebb is the Director and a professor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, and was formerly with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. She has published extensively in the area of Digital Humanities, and her teaching spans undergraduate and graduate courses in Digital Humanities and Digital Experience Innovation.
Philip Boyle is a professor of sociology researching and teaching in the areas of security, urban governance, big data, and privacy amongst others. He is the author of a recently published article entitled “Building a Safe & Resilient Canada: Resilience & the Mechanopolitics of Infrastructure” in the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices & Discourses that examines the military origins of what is now recognised as critical infrastructure.