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Social Impact of Emergent Embodied Computing

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. Pedersen explores how immersive embodied technology may change how we act, interact with others, participate in cultures, and understand our identities.

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Working Alongside Non-Human Agents

Ann Hill Duin and Isabel Pedersen present Working Alongside Non-Human Agents at the IEEE Professional Communication Association Conference.

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Provocations and Applications Surrounding Augmentation Technology

A panel presentation by Nupoor Ranade (George Mason U), Daniel Hocutt (U Richmond), Jason Tham (Texas Tech), and Gustav Verhulsdonck (Central Michigan U) moderated by Ann Hill Duin (Cluster Leader, Digital Life Institute, U of Minnesota), hosted by Isabel Pedersen (Director, Digital Life Institute, Ontario Tech U). Please email us at info@digitallife.org and we will send […]

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4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting in Toronto

4S2021 will be a virtual conference supplemented by a toolkit so that people can organize regional get togethers and co-watching events if it is possible in their location. Isabel Pedersen, Ann Hill Duin, and Andrew Iliadis will present The AR Cloud: Tech Imaginaries, Future Risks, and Potential Affordances: After undergoing 20 years of emergence, Augmented Reality […]

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Writing Studies PARLOR

The rise in the use of non-human agents and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is disrupting education, healthcare, finance, and business. Researchers, instructors, and practitioners scramble to deal with profound changes and challenges amid autonomous and AI systems. Ann Hill Duin and Isabel Pedersen focus in-depth on how those of us in Writing Studies might best prepare for and […]

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AELFE-TAPP 2021 International Conference

Ann Hill Duin, Giuseppe Palumbo, and Isabel Pedersen present Research on the use of immersive technologies to foster intercultural communication and improve translation performance. Barcelona.

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Association for Teachers of Technical Writing Annual Conference

The theme of this year's conference is Language, Access, and Power in Technical Communication. Ann Duin, Giuseppe Palumbo, and Isabel Pedersen will present: Designing experiences and infrastructures for global collaboration and curation of immersive technologies: A research report on two international projects. Milwaukee.

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