How are people’s lives different than those of previous generations because of the gadgets we have at our fingertips today? Some differences are clearly seen already, where for example many people cannot go a day without checking their phone and computer for messages. As the future likely holds further advances in these sorts of technologies, it is important for people like those at the Decimal Lab to understand the effects these gadgets can have on people.
Dr. Isabel Pedersen (pictured below) led the tour of the Decimal Lab, located in the 55 Bond Street building in downtown Oshawa, in Room 102B. Dr. Pedersen is the Canadian Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture, as well as the director of the Decimal Lab and an associate professor in UOIT’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.