Digital Tattoo

The Digital Tattoo project leverages the concept that (like a tattoo) our digital interactions are highly visible, personal and hard to remove. The aspect of identity, though, is much broader and is influenced by our social interactions, over time as we change, take on new roles and engage with new networks. We want to help you consider your digital identity as you learn, work and play online.

The project is a collaboration between students and faculty/staff from the UBC Library, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, the University of Toronto’s iSchool, and the U of T Libraries. Together, we curate resources to give users the information they need to manage their digital identities.

The Digital Tattoo project raises questions, provides examples, and links to resources about various aspects of online life.


Program Highlights

  • Access information: Explore issues associated with themes related to privacy social connection, learning, working and publishing. Watch, think, explore, and discuss each topic as you think about what it means for you.
  • Connect with resources: Get free, re-usable teaching resources on digital identity themes to use in your context. Choose your own adventure and test your knowledge by taking our self-assessment quizzes.
  • Collaborate and network: Engage with the community around issues that interest you on our blog. Follow us on twitter or suggest a theme for our student team to tackle.