Paper Digital Humanities Australasia 2018

The digital humanities and digital inequality — the current state, problems and prospects (131)

Julian Thomas 1
  1. RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The nature, dimensions, and dynamics of digital inequality are a major theme in current scholarship. This talk reviews work on the past, present and future of digital inequality, drawing on examples from recent research in the humanities and related disciplines to illustrate the uneven social and spatial distribution of digital capabilities and opportunities in in Australia and elsewhere. It then turns to areas for future investigation, focussing on the implications and opportunities posed for researchers by the emergence of new technologies of automated decision making, especially machine learning and the blockchain.