Digital Worlds

The re-organisation of living tissues, data and knowledges into digital form, its transferability and ownership, its distribution and the simultaneous rise of ubiquitous computing provide huge challenges for the humanities and social sciences.

The Centre for Intermedia, based on the Department of English at the University of Exeter, promotes advanced transdisciplinary research in performance and the arts through collaborations between artists, academics and scientists from a range of disciplines.

Contagion is a newly funded pilot project across the sciences and social sciences/humanities which aims to develop appropriate tools and methods to study rapid social, technical and biological change which results from new kinds of rapid connections made possible through digital media and through new forms of cross species traffic.

Tying together changing media to innovative life forms involves legal challenges to intellectual property law, human rights, bioethics, and information law, matters that are explored through the Science, Culture and Law (SCULE) grouping in Exeter.

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