Digital Technologies in Nature

Webber, Sarah and Oliver, Jessica and Smith, Wally and Bender, Helena and Vella, Kellie and Brereton, Margot and Davies, Alasdair and Hoy, Julia and Judith, Kate ORCID: (2021) Digital Technologies in Nature. In: 8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI' 2021), 08 Nov - 11 Nov 2021, Bloomington, United States.


This workshop explored the design and deployment of digital technologies in nature. We sought to facilitate interdisciplinary dialog to explore how technology use may impact wildlife and change relations between humans, wildlife, and the environment, as well as to identify current design challenges and future opportunities for technology use in nature. Participant presentations shared uses of technologies for ecology, conservation, education, advocacy, and artistic engagement with nature. Through presentations and discussions, we explored opportunities and challenges associated with expanding deployment of sensors, drones, and mobile technologies in the natural world. Designing for natural settings requires collaboration between researchers and practitioners in fields such as animal-computer interaction (ACI), human-computer interaction (HCI), ecology, environmental psychology, arts, conservation technology and environmental management, as well as meaningful inclusion of local communities and non-human stakeholders. As an output of this workshop, we aim to establish a venue for interdisciplinary discussion on the challenges, tensions and ethical issues that arise in designing digital technologies for natural environments.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 00:44
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nature HCI, Environmental psychology, Environmental sensing technology, Conservation technology, Wildlife, Sustainable HCI, Ecology, Animal-computer interaction
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440604 Environmental geography
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410407 Wildlife and habitat management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180601 Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
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