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The proliferation of digital technologies and the evolution of assistive technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of leisure engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of therapeutic recreation and social justice. These varied technologies have the potential to benefit marginalized individuals and communities, but they may also be challenging and problematic. ICTs, therefore, have […]
Ioana Schiau, an affiliated ACT student from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, is defending her PhD thesis next week, on September 29th. Her research explores the use of humor by older adults, its social and psychological benefits, as well as particular gender-specific and culture-specific communicational practices in the […]
Reminder: Our deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday 15 of September. Here for more details. We are proud to present our two keynotes for our seminar: Andreas Hepp and Kim Sawchuk: Keynote: Media generation as a process: The generational self-positioning of elderly people in times of deep mediatization Professor Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Germany Does […]
On August 25, 2016, Concordia University opened its doors to the Montreal community, and Montreal showed up! Throughout the day, an estimated 1,000 people met to engage in conversations about creativity and aging with local startups, artists, activists, researchers, students and community groups.
In the Aging, Communication and Technology seminar (Ageing with Technology: “Digitally Ageing/Digital Ageism”), professors Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Dr. Line Grenier and Dr. Stephen Katz led my classmates and I through interdisciplinary approach which considers the “art of ageing” in connection to computer-mediated communications and networked societies.
Interested in social media, living labs, creativity and innovation? We have an opportunity for you this August. Deadline for application August 5th, 4pm EST.