The Emerging Technologies Research Lab

The Emerging Technologies Research Lab is an interdisciplinary and internationally embedded research lab which conducts research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies. The Lab is a cross-faculty initiative through the Faculties of Art, Design & Architecture and Information Technology at Monash University.

Future Matters is a place for us to speak critically about what’s happening in the world, show the vitality of research from the ET Lab, and set the tone for how society can reimagine their futures.

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Book Launch 'The Smart Wife' – presented by Monash Tech Talks

Can smart wives end the wife drought? In this webinar hosted by Annabel Crabb, Associate Professor Yolande Strengers and Dr Jenny Kennedy will explore this idea and their new book ‘The Smart Wife’. Presented by Monash Tech Talks.

Public Talk with Jathan Sadowski

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'Tearing Down, Building Up: Or, How to Deconstruct and Democratise Innovation'. Presented by Monash University's School of Media, Film and Journalism.

Professor of Design Lisa Grocott joins the ETLab

We are pleased to announce that Professor of Design, Lisa Grocott will be joining the ETLab as Leader of the Future of Work and Learning research programLisa will bring with her, WonderLab, as a learning community within the ETLab, and the home for PhD candidates and executive education.

4 October 2020

ETLab launch Design Ethnography PhD Intensive

Launching today is the website for first Design Ethnography PhD Intensive. The programme is supported through a range of open-access videos and readings, with an exclusive invite-only programme running from the 12-16 October 2020.

Seat sensor image copyright of Kari Dahlgren

Future Cities - ETLab partner with the City of Melbourne

In 2020, the ETLab has partnered with City of Melbourne to conduct a research project that brings local people’s perspectives to testing and communicating the use of smart technology in Melbourne.

Researchers: Jathan Sadowski, Kari Dahlgren, Debora Lanzeni, and Sarah Pink

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