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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Dufva, Tomi
dc.contributor.author Dufva, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T10:15:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T10:15:46Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Dufva , T & Dufva , M 2019 , ' Grasping the future of the digital society ' , Futures , vol. 107 , pp. 17-28 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2018.11.001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0016-3287
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/dc1df0e3-4448-41ba-b54b-f735cd9aadd9
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dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/32318767/Grasping_the_future_of_the_digital_society.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/37034
dc.description.abstract Society is increasingly digitalised and connected, with computers and algorithms mediating much of people’s daily activity in one way or another. The degree of digitalisation and its consequences are challenging to understand because most people lack first-hand experience of what digitalisation actually feels like. Digitalisation is abstract and difficult to grasp, which leads to a detached sense of the digital surroundings. In this paper, we argue that in order to grasp the nature and future of a digitalised society, an embodied understanding of digitalisation is needed. Such an understanding should utilise ways of knowing other than rational thinking, challenge existing narratives and move from preparing for the future to exploring novelty. We focus on the importance of a broader understanding of digitalisation within the field of education and discuss how a more diverse view is essential to empower people to take part in a digitalised society. We use the concept of ‘digi-grasping’ to analyse awareness and involvement in the digital world. By digi-grasping we mean active sense-making and existing in a world that consists of both a digital and a physical world. We argue that through ‘grasping’ the digital world it is possible to create an ethical and aesthetic attachment to society. Digi-grasping can empower people to understand and question the choices and motivations behind current digital structures and create new structures. It is thus an important approach to shaping the futures of digital society. We illustrate the concept with examples representing different modes of being and doing at the interface of the digital and physical. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.format.extent 17-28
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofseries Futures en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 107 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Contemporary art en
dc.title Grasping the future of the digital society en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Art
dc.contributor.department Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)
dc.subject.keyword digitalisation
dc.subject.keyword digital society
dc.subject.keyword Experiential foresight
dc.subject.keyword Craft Education
dc.subject.keyword Art education
dc.subject.keyword Artistic reseaerch
dc.subject.keyword Embodied learning
dc.subject.keyword Critical theory
dc.subject.keyword Contemporary art
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201903052180
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.futures.2018.11.001
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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