Digital Future Lab

The Next




The Next is a student-powered technology, culture, science and arts blog published by the University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab. We explore the ins-and-outs of digital experiences and investigate how new media and technologies are increasingly influencing different aspects of our lives.

The Next functions as something like a digital experience poetry slam – we liberally pull ideas and inspiration from fields as diverse as visual and performing arts, gender and cultural studies, film, education, data visualization, entertainment games and the sciences, and we mash those ideas up into interactive experiences and essays that spark conversations about the digital future.

Interested in contributing to The Next? Our editorial staff is available to work with you throughout your entire drafting process and can be reached at

We are always looking for students to submit editorials, articles, reviews, videos, and any other form of expressive content to be published onto The Next.Work published onto The Next can be referenced in resumes, job interviews, and portfolios.




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