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CfP for AOIR2016: Panel/Roundtable on “Aging in a Digital World”

CfP: Panel/Roundtable on ‘Aging in a Digital World”

We are looking for some additional participants for either a roundtable or panel submission to #AoIR2016 in Berlin on the topic of “Aging in a Digital World.” Specifically, we are looking for works that highlight the intersection of the internet with later life (50+ years). In keeping with the conference theme of rules, potential questions that might be addressed include:

·       What are the rules of older adulthood in an increasingly digital world?

·       What constitutes rule making and rule breaking on the internet at older ages?

·       Are there generational differences in the ways we engage with socio-technical interfaces?

·       How might media representations of later life be subverted and/or engaged?

·       What disparities are introduced as aging adults engage in digital living?

·       What stories and experiences about aging on/through online spaces are we not telling?

Kindly register your interest in participating in this submission by emailing a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical statement by 20 February 2016 to both Adrienne Massanari at amass@uic.edu and Kelly Quinn at kquinn8@uic.edu. The ultimate format of this submission will depend on the interests of the group. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Adrienne and Kelly

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Mark