Digitox seminar February 2020
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.
They theorize that location-based technologies transform the practice of disconnecting from the internet.
Their presentation is titled: “The use of location and technology to make disconnection easier, enforceable and more exclusive”.
Thereafter, Karin Fast (Media and communication, UiO) presents a co-authored paper.
The paper inquires how attitudes toward digital (dis)connection (in different places) play into overarching patterns of taste and cultural distinction.
The title of her paper is: "Disconnection as distinction: A Bourdieusian study of where people withdraw from digital media".
The discussion is chaired by Mehri Agai, UiB and Digitox.