The University of Michigan is a center of innovation in key digital technologies such as self-driving cars and artificial intelligence that will already are or will become part of our everyday lives. There are ethical, cultural, social, and aesthetic implications to these rapidly developing technologies that Michigan faculty and students are uniquely qualified to address. The Digital Studies Institute provides space for scholars of the humanities and qualitative social sciences who are experts on digital studies and supports their research and teaching.
We are the nation's first one-stop shop for all things digital, including digital media studies, digital humanities, digital pedagogy, digital art, aesthetic practice and design, and critical thinking about our digital future. Digital Studies is a big tent that has always included practitioners, critics, theorists, and artists. We are also a national leader in the study of digital media and race, gender, and identity.