Digital Disruption of Work and Life: A Collaborative Research Forum on the Opportunities and Challenges
Digital disruption is occurring at a pace and scale that is fundamentally transforming established ways of work and life. It involves innovation that breaks the status quo, redefines norms and changes markets and competitors.
We invite researchers across RMIT to bring their ideas on the topic of digital disruption for discussion at the colloquium. Example issues that will be explored include but are not limited to:
Defining Digital Disruption
- How can we explore the scope, nature and future of digital disruption?
- What are the key critical questions in digital disruption studies?
Digital Disruption of Work
- The impact of platform technologies on working lives: Case study of the work of social care;
- What is the role of training and education in technology-driven work transitions in cities and regions?
Digital Disruption of Life
- Gender inequality;
- The nature of knowledge, learning and the professions;
- Assistive technologies transforming lives for people with disability.
A strategic report summarising the key issues explored during the colloquium with recommendations on how we might further develop a research program in this space will be developed.