Humanizing Digital Culture

Fall 2021: iCourse

Leonardo Lab Series

How has culture been affected by technology and the digital age?


Has this created new opportunities?


Have these opportunities been positive, negative or neutral for the world? For you?


Is it important to create a people-first, collaborative culture in the digital age? If so, how can we humanize digital culture?


How can we humanize digital culture?

Lab participants consider how digital culture is (re)shaping human identity, and how humankind attempts to humanize digital culture. An ArtScienceTech lens offers interdisciplinary inquiry and creative platforms to engage with cutting edge initiatives in humanizing digital culture (HDC) through digital identity enterprises, XR and net-native art experiences, experimental publishing, and other innovations.


  • Collaborators TBA

Impact Outcomes

Students will share their findings with the general public in a format of their choosing. Final impact outcomes page coming soon.

The following semester, four students from the Humanizing Digital Culture Lab collaborated to initiate a new Beyond the Lab project: Elevate AR. See their work here.

Digital Culture in the News

At the Humanities Lab, we strive to ensure our Labs are relevant and current. Here are some recent articles about digital culture in today’s news!

Enrollment Information

Fall 2021

iCourse and oCourse, Session A

Humanities Lab School of Arts, Media & Engineering
HUL 494 and 598 AME 494 and 598
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
FIS 494
Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
HSD 598

*Lab time is for students to work on activities and assignments, especially skill-building and collaborative Lab projects. Contact faculty about required Lab times.


Instructional Team

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Faculty: Diana Atyon - Shenker

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Executive Director of ASU-Leonardo Initiative
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Faculty: Timothy Summers

University Technology Office
Executive Director of Cloud & Advanced Network Engineering Services

Instructional Team

Seize the Moment

This Lab is presented through Seize the Moment, an initiative of Leonardo, the Humanities Lab, and the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University. In an alarming syndemic of intersecting crises—the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and accompanying civil unrest, and cascading environmental hazards—Seize the Moment addresses the grand challenges of the day through transdisciplinary arts, science, technological, and humanities collaborations in research, pedagogy, and public engagement. To learn more, visit our website at

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Leonardo Labs

Presented in partnership with Leonardo, the Leonardo Lab Series uses a unique arts, science, and technology perspective to understand and address social problems in an ever-changing, technological world. Working in new media art forms like augmented reality, experimental publishing platforms and more, students navigate the complex challenges humans face amidst increasing mediation, finding opportunities for liberation, self-determination, connection, and joy. To learn more about Leonardo, visit their website at