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. 

A stack of mobile phones on a table

The seminar starts with a presentation by Alex Beattie (Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington) and Elija Cassidy (Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology).

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.

Time and date February 17, 0900-1000 (Norwegian time)



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