Digital Transformations

Digital Transformations research explores how culture is transformed by information and communication technologies and their implications for our future. We ask questions about what it is to be human in a technologised world and to what extent we are already technologically hybridised.

Based within the University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture and Design, Digital Transformations' research is undertaken in our facilities in Building and Urban Informatics and Creative Computing. We explore the transformative potential of digital technologies in art, architecture, planning and design and how this impacts our society.

Our research recognises the convergence of media through digital technology is a historical given and that fundamental interdisciplinary questions now arise concerning human agency, identity, knowledge and imagination. Our research engages with and has outcomes relevant in the creative arts, design, architecture and construction, media industries, cultural and social theory and human-factors and has impact in the arts, entertainment, the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum (GLAM) sector, heritage and humanities, the urban and built environments, and product development.

Our partners include organisations and companies active in art-science collaboration, sustainability, performance technologies, urban informatics, game design, architecture and construction, and the GLAM sector. Please explore our project webpages below to find out more.

Digital Transformations   



Key People    

Executive Commitee    

Advisory Board    

Higher Degree by Research Candidates    


Recent News

Digital Transformations at UniSA teams up with Adelaide College of the Arts to produce a virtual reality dance work

Choreographer Sarah Neville and the final year Dance cohort from the Adelaide College of the Arts have found a home this month in the School of Art, Architecture and Design’s Creative Computing Studio. Part of the Digital Transformations research concentration, the Creative Computing Studio is taking part in a new approach to dance that explores its potential for growth in a digital environment.

Executive Committee

Director: Professor Simon Biggs

Deputy Director: Professor Ning Gu

Executive Member: Dr Julie Nichols

Post-Doc Research Associate & Group Coordinator: Dr Ash Tower


Advisory Board

Chair: Professor Nancy Arthur, Dean of Research, EASS

Vice Chair: A/Professor Jane Lawrence, Head of School, AAD

External member: Vicki Sowry, Australian Network for Art and Technology

External member: Philippe Naudin, ARM Architecture

External member: Shanti Ditter, City of Adelaide, Associate Director Planning and Development



Please contact us during business hours 
(9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday)

Location: City West (DB6-16)
Telephone: +61 8 830 27441


Seeking PhD Candidate

We are on the lookout for a PhD Candidate in the area of Human-machine collaborations in creative writing. 

Find out more


Follow Us

Keep in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram!