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Teaching Disconnection in the Digital Age

The project is an attempt to explore the possibilities of teaching disconnection in digital culture and builds on an ongoing research collaboration between lecturers at the iSchool at the University of Toronto and Södertörn University. Tapping into a flourishing international field of research on digital culture, the disconnection project advances existing research and teaching materials and extends the understanding of ‘digital divides’ both theoretically and empirically by looking at disconnection rather than connection. Current scholarship of media life, mediatized worlds and culture of connectivity investigates media ubiquity in all spheres of society and everyday life. Earlier works have focused on moral dimensions of media usage, media usage as spatial practices as well as the entanglement between the lifeworld and the media. In the context of this scholarship the usage of (digital) media technologies is assumed as a presupposition for working and living in the media society.

Status

Started

Project Manager

Anne Kaun
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
School of Culture and Education

People linked to the project

Carina Guyard
Senior Lecturer, PhD
School of Culture and Education


Alessandro Delfanti, University of Toronto

Sophie Toupin, McGill University

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Project start: 2016
Project end: 2019

Financier: Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning och forskning (STINT)

Research linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe: No

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