Postdigital Citizen Science and Humanities: A Theoretical Kaleidoscope

Michael Jopling, Georgina Tuari Stewart, Shane Orchard, Juha Suoranta, Sara Tolbert, Laurène Cheilan, Fei Yan, Catherine Price, Sarah Hayes, Howard Scott, Annabel Latham, Ibrar Bhatt, Vyacheslav Dodonov, Adam Matthews, Rami Muhtaseb, Alison MacKenzie, Mohamed Owaineh, Sarah Earle, Ben Simmons, Zoë ClarkeLinda La Velle, Benjamin J. Green, Cheryl Brown, Richard Watermeyer, Petar Jandrić

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This collective article presents a theoretical kaleidoscope, the multiple lens of which are used to examine and critique citizen science and humanities in postdigital contexts and from postdigital perspectives. It brings together 19 short theoretical and experiential contributions, organised into six loose groups which explore areas and perspectives including Indigenous and local knowledge, technology, and children and young people as citizen researchers. It suggests that this collective approach is appropriate because both postdigital and citizen research are founded on and committed to collaboration, dialogue, and co-creation, as well as challenging the tenets and approaches of traditional academic research. In particular, it suggests that postdigital transformations in contemporary societies are both changing citizen science and humanities and making it more important.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages47
JournalPostdigital Science and Education
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2024


  • Postdigital
  • Research
  • Theoretical kaleidoscope
  • Citizen Science
  • citizen humanities
  • Citizen social science
  • Collaborative writing
  • Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Activism
  • Data


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