A Recent article (not yet published) I wrote with my brother examines some of the difficult questions raising from the increased use of digital technologies. For example, digitalization can be seen to act as an almost mythological buzzword for progress. But, what does digitalization mean? How do we live in the digital world? In our article we argue for a more embodied understanding of digital technologies is needed to participate in the discussion of the digital world; without experiental, embodied understanding, it can be difficult to comprehend what digital is and how it affects as well as appears in one's life.
We offer a concept of digi-grasping to analyze and talk about the different ways digitality can be grasped, that is, understood without, -or before- technological knowledge. Digitality is ubiquitous; we live in a post-digital era where digital technologies are profoundly intertwined in our everyday actions in complex ways. As such digital technologies are not mere devices, one utilizes but they are actors that affect the way we comprehend the world as well as interact with it.
The below presentation is from the Futures conference held in Turku this June where I presented our article.
Here's also the abstract of the article:
Interested? Feel free to contact me!
Featured photo taken by Mikko Dufva