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Time and place: Sep. 6, 2021 9:00 AM4:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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). 

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Time and place: Sep. 29, 2021 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom - digital

News avoidance

This seminar will be on news avoidance, more information is forthcoming.

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Time and place: Oct. 26, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

Disconnection as leisure: digital detox locations

Studies of disconnection in travel and tourism is proliferating, and this seminar presents ongoing studies.

This is a preliminary announcement for the seminar, more information will follow. 

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Time and place: May 12, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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.

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Time and place: Apr. 21, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom - digital

Disconnection - new forms and approaches

Disconnection continues to find new expressions in our culture, both in the private sphere and on commercial arenas.

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Time and place: Mar. 18, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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.

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2021 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Zoom - digital

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. 

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Time and place: Jan. 13, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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.

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Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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.

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Time and place: Nov. 2, 2020 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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.

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Time and place: Oct. 14, 2020 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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.

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Time and place: Sep. 18, 2020 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom - digital

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'.