Fragment of Life / Fragments de Vie: Digital Creativity Opens New Doors for Intergenerational Learning

The "Fragment de Vie/Fragment of Life" exhibit was the final result of a three-month introductory digital photography workshop facilitated by Myriam Lebel-Bernier and Ashley McAskill, two graduate students and ACT research assistants from Concordia University.

Aging Activisms Media Capsules Workshop: a snapshot

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This month’s InFocus piece captures some of the great moments of last weekend’s Aging Activisms Media Capsules Workshop, a collaboration between Trent University and Concordia University.

Shifting Perspectives in the Context of Ageing, Communication, and Technologies at Graz International Summer School Seggau

Every year in July, more than 80 students and 10 professors from over 30 countries meet at the Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG) in Southern Styria, Austria to discuss global developments and challenges in areas such as society, politics, economics, religion, and culture. As in previous years, students from all over the globe will participate in the summer school and ACT will award a number of ACT-affiliated students with scholarships to participate in the Ageing Studies Workshop –  one of seven thematic afternoon workshops at GUSEGG.

Bringing Activism to the Airwaves: Older Women Live goes live this month.

What happens when you introduce a 70 (ish) year old community radio host to a 25 (ish) year old sound artist and ask them to organize ten years worth of community radio interviews?

Perpetuating exclusion in Wikipedia

Wikipedia has become an indispensable source of online information for students and researchers because of its ease of use as well as its reputation as a user-generated encyclopaedia of shared knowledge. But is it? Our research suggests a much more complicated and twisted tale. Wikipedia is a space of negotiation, contestation and struggles over inclusion and exclusion into “encyclopedic” knowledge.

Dr. Ros Jennings from WAM: How Music, Gender and Ageing Converge

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Passionate about music, life stories, gender and ageing, Dr. Jennings is the founder of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) and a collaborator of the Ageing and Communication Technologies (ACT) project.
Marlene Goldman and Lawrence Switzky

Marlene Goldman and Larry Switzky on Playing Age

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On February 27th and 28th, the University of Toronto’s Literature Department will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to ask questions, tell stories, and initiate conversations about age and the processes involved in ageing.

Jiayin Liang on qualitative research and the “one child policy” generation

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Jiayin (Jaylene) Liang on the importance of qualitative research and how growing up in the “one child policy” generation has shaped her research.
Murray Forman

Murray Forman on Age and Hip-Hop

Dr. Murray Forman has been named an Inaugural Nasir Jones Fellow by the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.