The Visiting Research Scholar in Digital Scholarship and Innovation at Auburn University Libraries spearheads innovative, technology-enhanced digital collaboration within the Libraries and across the university’s colleges and departments. The Visiting Researcher’s role is to facilitate the digital scholarship of faculty and students alike and to incorporate digital scholarship into teaching and engagement, both in the classroom and community. Priority is given to establishing an ethical approach to digital tools and techniques that foster creativity and connectivity across academic disciplines, helping researchers and teachers to create high-impact interdisciplinary digital humanities scholarship.
The Visiting Researcher, Dr. Chris Loughnane, is based in the Innovation & Research Commons at RBD Library. He is available for consultation, project planning, and support for cutting-edge digital work. His research interests include haptic media studies and media archaeology, exploring multimodalities and sensual engagements through, for example, VR and AR technologies, information studies, digital humanities, digital and computing history, phenomenology and philosophy of technology, literary studies, environmental humanities, and science and technology studies.