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News avoidance and digital disconnection
This seminar brings recent research on use and non-use of news into the discussion on digital disconnection, asking how these related strands of work can profit from each other.
Disconnection as leisure: digital detox locations
Studies of disconnection in travel and tourism are proliferating. This seminar presents results from the project Dis/Connect in Portugal running parallel to Digitox in Norway, in touristic dead-zones and digital detox programmes. We present results from observations as well as interviews with organizers/funders and participants, and invite discussion on the merits and challenges of comparative studies.
Material and moral approaches to disconnection
This seminar contributes to critical disconnection studies by offering a counter-hegemonic research agenda as well as by stressing the material and moral dimensions of disconnective practices.
ECREA Pre-conference, online, September 6, 2021.
Digital disconnection is a relatively new topic, but the number of studies is growing. This pre-conference sets out to assess and advance the field. Presenters are selected and a detailed programme will appear soon. The conference will run on CEST time (Brussels time, same as ECRA).
The embodiment of reading in the age of digitalization
What happens to concentration and reading comprehension when longer texts are consumed by screens instead of paper? This seminar will draw some headlines from empirical reading research to the field of disconnection studies, contributing to and challenging our understanding of digital detox.
Disconnection - new forms and approaches
Disconnection continues to find new expressions in our culture, both in the private sphere and on commercial arenas.
Digital disconnection for whom? Global and social inequalities
In a world of global and social inequalities, for whom is digital disconnection a choice or even a possibility? This seminar presents interventions and discusses research challenges regarding inequality and digital disconnection research.
Off the grid: Digital disconnection, technology and social space
Where and how do different people disconnect? How does new technology promote disconnection - to whom? This seminar provides insights into the (unequal) geographies of digital disconnection, by scrutinizing 'locative disconnection' and by locating disconnection sentiments in social space.
How to study disconnection and detox? A panel on challenges and opportunities of larger projects
Research on digital detoxing and disconnection is expanding, but most studies are small. In this seminar, we hear from participants in three of the larger European projects, funded by national research councils and the ERC. The seminar discusses the challenges and opportunities for larger projects in this field.
Atypical media work in the culture of (dis)connectivity
What constitutes media ‘work’ in the current culture of capitalism and under the daily pressures of constant connectivity? This seminar challenges conventional perceptions of work and labour by inquiring media work that takes place under atypical conditions and by conceptualizing digital disconnection as (re)productive work.
Intrusive media and disconnection dilemmas in work and family life
As digital media use is closely interwoven in everyday activities across social domains, dilemmas of disconnection play out in a range of contexts. This seminar features presentations of ongoing empirical research on intrusive media and digital disconnection in work and family life.
The power of design: Intrusive media and design principles
Whether media technology is experienced as inviting or invading, pleasant or disturbing, may very well rest on its design. In this seminar, we discuss different design approaches and design principles that are at play when the designer crafts the foundations of our media experiences.
Talking about disconnection
The field of disconnection studies is growing, but fundamental questions remain about whether disconnection is possible and what we really talk about when we use terms like 'disconnection'.