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Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life
Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life
Event Type:
Seminar
Date:
26 October 2018
Location:
Brunel University London
Contact:
Dr Wendy Martin (Email Contact)
Contact Phone:
01895 268747
Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life Dear Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to a one day seminar – Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life – at Brunel University London on Friday 26 October.

Seminar is free to attend, registration is essential

The seminar brings together an interdisciplinary and international group of academics and researchers from the arts, the social sciences and Science and Technology Studies (STS) whose work focuses on ageing, the digital and everyday life. Speakers will examine and review the study of ageing, the digital and everyday life from a wide range of perspectives and to critically explore future challenges and possibilities.

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) international partnership ‘Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): experiencing a digital world in later life’. Darwin Room, Hamilton Suite, Brunel University London Friday 26 October 2018 10-16.35 Programme

10:00 Refreshments

10:30 Welcome Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice-Provost Research, Brunel University London Professor Kimberley Sawchuk, Principal Investigator Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) international partnership 'Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT) Papers 1 - Chair - Dr Wendy Martin, Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Sciences, Brunel University London

10:45 Measured, monitored, optimized: quantified aging and digital culture Dr Barbara Marshall, Professor of Sociology, Trent University, Canada

11:15 Agency and Ambivalence in Grandmothers' Digitally Mediated Everyday Lives Dr Shannon Hebblethwaite, Associate Professor, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Canada

11:45 Group Discussion

12:15 Networking Lunch

Papers 2 - Chair - Professor Paul Higgs, Professor of the Sociology of Ageing, University College London

13:00 The Co-Constitution of Ageing and Technology: A model as an inspitration for theorizing the age-technology nexus Dr Alexander Peine, Assistant Professor, Science Technology and Innovation Studies, Utrecht University Dr Louis Neven, Lector Active Ageing, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

13:30 The place of age in the digital revolution Dr Chris Gilleard, University College London

14:00 Group Discussion

14:30 Tea

Papers 3 - Chair - Dr Wendy Martin, Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Sciences, Brunel University London

15:00 Troubling participation in care-ful codesign with older people Dr Helen Manchester, Reader in Digital Inequalities and Urban Futures, University of Bristol

15:30 Digital Media-Making with Older Adults: participatory action research, promising practices and on going issues Dr Kimberley Sawchuk, Professor of Communications Studies, Concordia University, Canada

16:00 Panel discussion with all presenters - Chair - Professor Paul Higgs

16:30 Closing comments - Dr Wendy Martin

We would be delighted if you are able to join us. Please register you place (and any dietary requirements) via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ageing-the-digital-and-everyday-life-tickets-48911171631?aff=eac2

We would be delighted to welcome you to join us in this seminar and look forward to hearing from you

Best wishes, Wendy (Martin) and Paul (Higgs)
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