Socio-Gerontechnology meets ACT: Online Event on Mundane Media Moments – Ageing, the Ordinary and Everyday Life

We have been working with the ACT network to organize our next event of the ‘International Conversations in Ageing and Technology’ series.  Details of the event can be found below. The event features some of our members as panellists, alongside others from the ACT network and looks like it will be a great event. Alex will be moderating the event, alongside Kim Sawchuk.

Date: June 16th

Time: EDT 11-12.30pm, CET 5-6.30pm, BST 4-5.30pm

Mundane Media Moments: Ageing, the Ordinary and Everyday Life, a panel discussion about later life and the familiar encounters that we have with technologies.

Digital media practices, such as texting, playing online games, scrolling social media, taking photos, can be part of the daily lives of older adults. Despite the ubiquity of these practices, they are often thought of as banal, insignificant or even meaningless. These mundane media moments make demands on our time, but they also contribute to shaping our world and relationships. What role do these practices play in the lives of older adults? How might they transform the ways we research digital media practices? In a context of a pandemic, how and where do we situate everyday encounters with technologies that may seem irrelevant? 
Daniel López Gómez, Open University of Catalonia
Galit Nimrod, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Open University of Catalonia
Wendy Martin, Brunel University London
Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University
Alexander Peine, Utrecht University

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Organizer: Helen Manchester, Associate Professor/Reader Digital Inequalities and Urban Futures, School of Education, University of Bristol
PI: Connecting through culture as we age: digital innovation for healthy ageing