IN3’s Care and Preparedness in the Network Society (CareNet) and Communication Networks & Social Change (CNSC) research groups are pleased to invite you to the panel discussion Mundane Media Moments: Ageing, the Ordinary and Everyday Life. The panel, co-organized by the Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) Lab and the Socio-Gerontechnology Network, will take place on Wednesday, June 16, at 11am - 12:30 pm EDT / 5pm - 6:30 pm (CEST).
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?
Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University
Alexander Peine, Utrecht University