Children’s Workshop: Speculating About Your Digital Future

WHEN9:30am - 11:00am, 15 July, 2023 [AEST]
WHEREChildren's Technology Centre, QUT Kelvin Grove

Maybe in the future there is a homework machine? Or maybe in the future there is a new gaming console that is also a robot pet!? Children aged 5 to 10 are welcome to ‘Stay and Play’ as they think, talk, and draw about the future digital technologies they want!

About the Research: This workshop is part of a research project ‘Speculating about my Digital Future’ with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. The project invites children and practitioners to (co)create speculative design fiction about possible digital futures for children and aims to 1) centre children’s agency in the design of technologies, 2) explore children’s understandings about the features, values, and ethics of digital technologies, and 3) generate critical provocations for the public to engage with regarding future digital technologies.

For research purposes, the session will be:

  • Audio recorded (mics attached to facilitators)
  • Observed by facilitators and researchers. Notes will be taken on the day about the session.
  • Photographed (includes photographs of children’s drawings and the session)For more information, please read this participant information sheet and consent document. By signing up to this event, you are consenting for your child(ren) to participate in this event.

If you would like to learn more about the project, please contact Dr Aleesha Rodriguez (a2.rodriguez@qut.edu.au) for more information. Ethics approval by Queensland University of Technology (LR 2022-5726-9443).

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