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
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.
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.
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.
KU's strengths in this area
- Achievement & Assessment Institute
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Hall Center for the Humanities
- Institute for Policy & Social Research
- Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
- Institute for Information Sciences
- KU Libraries
- School of Architecture & Design
- School of Business
- School of Education & Human Sciences
- School of Journalism