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Humanizing Digital Culture

Summer 2023 | Session B


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?

Working together, Lab participants consider how digital culture is (re)shaping human identity and investigate the dual power of humankind's relationship to technology to create empathy while also causing real-world harm. What does it mean to be human in a digital world? How does digital identity determine how we relate to each other and the planet? How do we define and demonstrate human identity now and in the future? Working in teams, create original responses to humanize digital technologies.


  • Collaborators TBA

Impact Outcomes

Students will share their findings with the general public in a format of their choosing. Check this page at the end of the semester for more information!

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!

Designing a Digital Future

Enrollment Information

Summer 2023: Online

i/oCourse, Session B

Humanities Lab
HUL 494 and 598


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