This cluster draws
together research at UCLan from across many fields where social
relations are being transformed and mediated through different technologies.
All social scientists will encounter the question of socio-technical relations
in some form or another, for example, with the digital mediation of social
services, the introduction of new assistive and medical devices, or the impact
of changing forms of transport and communication. Likewise, many STEM
researchers will find their research needs a social science component. When research
meets the challenge of bridging disciplinary boundaries between the ‘social’
and the ‘technological’ sciences, these transdisciplinary collaborations
produce useful knowledge to address the social and technological entanglements
of the present.