Inaugural lecture - Are friends electric? Autism in a digital world
In this lecture, Professor Mark Brosnan discussed the psychological impact of our increasingly digital world, with specific reference to autism.
Digital technologies are permeating our educational, employment and social worlds. This lecture highlights the psychological impact of this increasingly digital world upon us, with specific reference to autism.
Autism raises interesting questions, such as ‘what effect is social media having on those who have difficulties with social communication and interaction?’ Autistic people are often argued to have an affinity for digital technologies and this lecture discusses how ‘participatory design’ enables autistic people to actively participate in the design and development of digital technologies.