“Phoneblocks” is a new mobile phone project that aims at a longer life of the electronic device. The different hardware features of a mobile phone are divided into different blocks, and whenever a block breaks or needs an upgrade it can be easily replaced. This helps avoiding massive waste of electronic devices as it makes […]
Member of the A C M network, Dr. Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol presented new works last Monday September 2nd in a conference at the IEP (Institute of Peruvian Studies) in Lima, Perú. The title of the paper is “Who throws away their cell phone when they turn 70? Who buys their first one?” (Original title: “¿Quién bota […]
The Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS) is holding a conference titled Sport, Play and Game in Utrecht in the Netherlands, from July 10-14 2014. One of the topics discussed during this conference will be silver gaming. Eugene Loos, a member of A-C-M, is part of the organizing committee of the conference. Abstracts should be […]
Dr. Kim Sawchuk’s new article appears in a special issue on the theme of “Mediatization and cultural change” in the journal MedieKultur. The piece is titled “Tactical mediatization and activist ageing: pressures, push-backs, and the story of RECAA”, and discusses the integration of digital media technologies and practices into the Montreal-based activist group Respecting Elders: Communities […]
The European Network in Aging Studies is organizing its 8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology. It will be held from April 10 to 13 2014 at the National University of Ireland in Galway. The conference, titled “Meaning and Culture(s): Exploring the Life Course,” will provide a forum to present and discuss research on the process […]
Dr. Barbara Crow will be teaching at the eleventh Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, to be held at the University of Toronto July 8 to 19, 2013. The Summer Doctoral Programme will bring together doctoral students and leading academics in fields related to the Internet and other ICTs so as to discuss methodologies and […]
Dr. Barbara Crow recently took part in a forum on Building Digital Skills held at George Brown College in Toronto. The one-day event, which was held June 4, 2013, was intended to foster dialogue and build partnerships among industry, government and education stakeholders in the digital domain from France and Canada.
ACM directors Dr. Line Grenier and Dr. Kim Sawchuk will be presenting papers at the annual conference for the Canadian Communication Association (CCA), which will be held from June 5th to 7th in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Their papers will be featured as part of two panels organized on the topic of ageing at the […]
There are many new things going on over at Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse (RECAA). RECAA has recently launched a new website (www.recaa.ca) and a newsletter. The group is also presenting a theatrical event in Montreal on June 13th to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event is […]
Co-director of the A C M Network Dr. Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol from the IN3-UOC in Barcelona has recently published two papers about the use (and non-use) patterns of mobile telephony performed by elderly people in two cities: one in Toronto, and another one in Montevideo (Uruguay). These two publications complete a case study series carried out […]
Dr. Kim Sawchuk is chairing a conference titled Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. The conference is hosted by Concordia University’s Mobile Media Lab and will be held from May 8th to May 11th 2013 in Montreal, Canada. More information on this conference is available on the Mobile Media Lab’s website.
CBC news posted an article about seniors and social media, discussing some potential benefits on online communication on ageing populations.