The DLAC network is pleased to announce that Claire Taylor is part of a team that has been awarded a grant from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) to undertake a scoping review on “Ways of Being in a Digital Age”. Led by Professor Simeon Yates of the Institute of Cultural Capital, the scoping review will inform potential future ESRC initiatives in this area, and Claire is one of the co-investigators on the Steering Group of the team.
The review undertaken by the team will provide a holistic view of how digital technology mediates our lives, and of the way technological and social change co-evolve and impact on each other. As well as undertaking a review of expert opinion and a systematic literature review, the project will also run a programme of events to build and extend networks among the academic community, other stakeholders and potential funding partners.
The project team represents 16 universities from the UK, EU, USA and Singapore. The core team of co-investigators from eight UK universities, of which Claire forms a part, provides expertise across a range of social science, arts, engineering and science backgrounds. The project will focus on seven ‘domains’:
- Citizenship and politics
- Communities and identities
- Communication and relationships
- Health and wellbeing
- Economy and sustainability
- Data and representation
- Governance and security
On completion of the project, the team will be holding a symposium to report the findings and to discuss the future of digital research in the social sciences.