Digital Writing Environments, Location, and Localization Lab
The DWELL Lab investigates how location-based media are changing the ways that writers and readers interact with place. We provide funded experiential learning opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students through student grants and awards and through our funded community-engaged digital projects. Projects in the lab focus on the use of mobile, locative, and wearable technologies for community-engaged science communication, social justice, and environmental advocacy. This lab works at the nexus of science and technical/professional writing, rhetorical field methods, and digital production to create high-impact experiential learning initiatives in support of public interests and local communities. Through a foundation in the study of rhetoric, we combine spatial theories, user-localization, and place-based methods with emerging technologies to build platforms that foster equitable knowledge-production within local communities.
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- Announcing the award-winners of DWELL’s 2023 Undergraduate SciComm Fellowship and Graduate Research Grants - DWELL is excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Graduate Research Grant in Science Communication as well as the inaugural Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship! Four award-winners were selected, and their work will be shared here on the DWELL website in the coming year. Award-winners of the 2023 Graduate Student Research Grant This is the […]
- DWELL’s work in the North Woods featured in URI student paper - URI’s the Good Five Cent Cigar published an article about the 300-acre North Woods adjacent to campus. The article features DWELL Lab’s work with the North Woods, augmented reality, and what’s next for the project. Read more: https://rhodycigar.com/2022/11/17/delving-into-the-north-woods-part-2/