Research

Digital Cultures and Mediated Social Interactions

What does it mean to be human in mediated communication environments?
How do we want to be together?

My research focuses on the cultural/social implications of boundary-crossing practices in human-technology assemblages. What does it mean to communicate together across diverse "real", "online", "virtual", or "imaginary" places? How should we approach the mundane and the weird, and the "normal" and the "Other"? I specialize in qualitative research, but also conduct and enjoy quantitative, mix-methodological, and interdisciplinary collaborative research.

I am affiliated with the following research groups: Civic Paths [link] (see The Civic Imagination Project [link]), Media As SocioTechnical Systems (MASTS) [link], That Game Group (TGG). I am working as a Research Assistant for Civic Paths (2021-22).

For PDF of my work, please contact me at doownkim[at]usc[dot]edu.

Being together: Real "vs" Virtual?

Everyday, Playful Participation

Place, Technology, and the Othered

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Email: doownkim[at]usc[dot]edu