Decimal Lab

Decimal Lab, also known as the Digital Culture and Media Lab, is a critical media collective affiliated with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Canada.


Photo courtesy of Kalvin Taylor/UOIT

Photo courtesy of Kalvin Taylor/UOIT

Decimal Lab explores our proposed digital lives. It studies digital technologies as they emerge and are proposed for the future and the consequences that this evolution spurs. It contextualizes these changes within global technology shifts including the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Through extensive research collaboration, lab projects concentrate on embodied computing, that which people carry, pocket, wear, implant, and consume. Robots, human-robot interaction and digital assistants, another form of embodied computing, provide another area of concentration for the lab. The goal is  understand how this transformation to very personal tech is affecting life, ethics, politics, society, culture and the arts.

Research creation projects take a critical media approach intending to provoke meaningful dialogue and reflection.

Directed by Isabel Pedersen (PhD), Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, ON