Human experience in the digital age

Research in this area will explore what is gained and lost in the human experience as we find ourselves inundated with new technologies. Examples include inequities due to lack of rural broadband, loss of privacy due to facial recognition technologies, misinformation on social media, opportunities to capture marginalized voices, and more.

Select KU research in this area

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Black Instagram users' propensity for political posts among study's findings

A study from a pair of University of Kansas researchers finds Black Instagram users tend to share more political content on the platform than non-Black users.
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Grant will give public access to history of Black literature

The Project on the History of Black Writing received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a multimedia web platform.
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Vaccine selfies, when done right, can be effective, ethical way to fight pandemic

University of Kansas scholars argue that sharing vaccine selfies on social media can be an effective way of countering misinformation and sharing positive experiences.
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Collaborative 'Stories for All' project aims to share marginalized voices, histories

KU has been awarded a grant to support a collaborative digital storytelling project that will work with community and KU partners to recover marginalized and suppressed histories and share them widely through digital media.