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Tech with a Green Governance Conscience

Join Ontario Tech University researchers from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) and the Digital Life Institute’s Sustainability, Equity, and Digital Culture research cluster on January 26 for a symposium exploring the interconnection between technology, society and ecology. Tech with a Green Governance Conscience: Exploring the Technology-Environmental Policy Nexus, an event funded and […]

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Emerging Embodied Computing, AI, and Our Changing Lifestyle

More and more, personal digital devices—from wearable brain-computers to digital skin tech to implanted computer chips—are being invented, adopted and even celebrated before we have a chance to understand their likely impact on our lives. The rise of Artificial Intelligence is accelerating this process. Dr. Isabel Pedersen explores how immersive embodied technology may change how […]

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Investigating augmentation technologies: Smart education, data analytics, and human-autonomy teaming for TPC programs

Augmentation technologies and the algorithms built within them represent the engine that drives the next generation of TPC networked learning. As emerging augmentation technologies, use of data analytics, and “smart” technologies proliferate, we see the critical need for research, presentation and discussion of the implications of augmentation technologies in TPC programs. This panel addresses critical conference themes: administering technologies in TPC programs and curriculum development.

Augmentation technologies include wearable devices that extend human senses, augment creative abilities, or overcome physical limitations; robots marketed to improve human social interaction; implantables that amplify intelligence or memory; programs or algorithms for affective computing; Internet of Bodies (IoB) and Internet of Things (IoT) for ambient interaction or surveillance with places/spaces; and Extended Reality technologies (XR), including Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), that alter human interaction with people’s lived reality. As networked learning evolves amid these current and emerging technologies, TPC scholars must increase understanding of both the technologies and their socio-technical complexities.

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