About Dr Chris Chesher

Dr Chris Chesher's research interests include: The field of robotics, which raises new questions about media and technology: autonomous mining systems disrupt labour and economic flows, educational robots and toys change learning practices, service robots reframe communication and sociality, military drones and medical robots take decisions at points of life and death. Robots are media, but only after redefining media; Medium specificity: what makes computers distinctive as a media form? What are the social and cultural implications of media change?; Conflicts and synergies in collaborative new media production work practices; Computer games as an emerging set of cultural conventions, and how they are articulated into wider contexts than traditional games subcultures; Implications of residual materiality in information technology such as 'digital dark age', environmental impacts, (Harold Innis) and forms of exclusion.

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