Over a third of humanity has access to mobile communications. Mobile phones are mainstream – visibly part of the cultural realm. Whilst connectivity is commonplace and expanding, inquiry into the place of these personal digital devices in cultural transformation, and in arts and design education, is in its early stage. At CSM we have already seen incremental shifts in some of the ways in which our students are using personal digital technologies and social media as part of their studies, and their use of these technologies will continue to change.
In order to gain insights about today’s relationships between people, digital technologies, and materials – within an art and design context – and to prepare ourselves for possible futures, it is worth exploring different ways of framing these associations. Continue reading