FOREWORD TO JULY 2023 EDITION

2023-07-30

Welcome to the latest edition of our esteemed scientific journal, where we delve into the fascinating realm of humanities and technology. As the Chief Editor, I am thrilled to present a diverse collection of research articles that highlight the dynamic intersection between human societies and technological advancements.

The topics covered in this edition encompass a wide range of issues, from the intricate relationship between Generation Z and their online food purchase choices to the development of innovative jumping sideways instruments for website-based children's coordination tests. We explore how technology can serve the vulnerable, with a profound examination of an adaptive clothing closure system for people with dementia in the moderate stage.

As technology continues to shape urban landscapes, our contributors investigate the effect of relocating street hawkers on urban vitality in the Malioboro Tourism Area, Yogyakarta. Furthermore, we explore the contemporary skill-based citizenship competencies in vocational education that prepare our future generations to navigate the complexities of the 21st century.

Looking back at our heritage, we learn from the wisdom of our ancestors as we observe stars and apply their knowledge to disaster response guidelines in Sinar Resmi Sukabumi. In the era of digital parenting, we recognize the importance of instilling ethical values early on, hence the focus on a mobile app centered on digital ethics for early adolescent parenting.

The notion of bottom-up approaches to social problem-solving is explored through solutions mapping tools, providing insights into fostering inclusivity and community-driven change. Additionally, we investigate the implementation of electronic parking at Braga Street, Bandung, and its impact on urban spaces.

Within this compilation, we also explore the virtual experiential marketing landscape, investigating methods for scale measurement to enhance consumer experiences. Addressing the impact of technology on the younger generation, we examine video game preferences and their potential impact on aggression and sexualization exposure among Indonesian millennials.

Lastly, we feature a thought-provoking book review, "Digital Bodies: Creativity and Technology in the Arts," which delves into the transformative potential of technology in the realm of artistic expression.

As we embark on this enriching journey, I extend my gratitude to the authors for their scholarly contributions and dedication to the field of humanities and technology. I am confident that these research endeavors will stimulate insightful discussions, inspire further exploration, and foster greater collaboration in this ever-evolving domain.

I invite our readers to immerse themselves in this collection of thought-provoking articles, embracing the synergies between humanity and technology that pave the way for a progressive and connected future.

Chief Editor