Controlling home appliances from your smartphone, remotely monitoring your property, or intelligently automating the air conditioner is now an everyday reality for many Australian householders. And with Google Home and Amazon Alexa entering the Australian market, the vision for voice-controlled smart homes is closer than ever. But how are these devices set to transform our everyday lives and domestic relations?
You are warmly invited to join us for a panel discussion with Dr Melissa Gregg, the leader of smart home research for a global technology company, and RMIT social experts on smart home technology. The Panel will draw on their extensive research with Australian and international households to reflect on how emerging smart home technologies are challenging traditional roles and relationships in the home. Topics for discussion include:
Through short presentations and facilitated discussion, the Panel brings fresh voices and insights on how to understand the emergence of smart home technologies in our everyday lives.
The Panel discussion will be followed by drinks and finger food.
This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Urban Research, the Social Change Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT University and the Digital Ethnography Research Centre.
Professor Julian Thomas, Director of the Social Change Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT University, and Director of the Technology, Communication and Policy Lab in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre.
31 January 2018