DWELL Lab

Digital Writing Environments, Location, & Localization Lab at the University of Rhode Island. Using location-based media for science communication and public advocacy.

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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. 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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  • 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/
  • ally overbay DWELL Welcomes New Research Assistant! - DWELL Lab would like to welcome its newest research assistant, Ally Overbay! Ally is a graduate student in URI’s Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program studying environmental communication. Hailing from northern California, Ally has a B.S. in environmental science from UC Davis and has experience in natural resource planning for National Wildlife Refuges. […]
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