The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?


I’m writing to you on behalf of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London to invite you to attend an international event on Saturday, May 6 called “The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?” I’ve reached out to you because your research area and academic focus resonates with the theme of our event, the abstract of which I’ve copied below:

The conference will explore digitally enabled transformations of Big Data, surveillance, wearable technology and more by looking at a number of domains affected by these shifts, for instance: of work and leisure, of friendship and love, of habits and routines. We will also explore a number of overarching dynamics and trends in the digital world that contribute to these transformations, including: processes of digital individualisation and aggregation; the elisions of spatial and temporal barriers; trends towards quantification and datafication; and the dialectic between control and alienation.

I’d be most grateful if you could also share this announcement among your colleagues, students, research units or departments who may find this event of interest. The Centre for Digital Culture has prepared a challenging, engaging, and interdisciplinary day of proceedings from scholars around the world, with generous reception to follow. Registration closed EOD May 4 but is open to the public, with concessions for students and senior citizens offered. Event details, ticket registration, and a full programme may be found here.

Shared on behalf of

Carleigh Morgan, U.S. Fulbright Scholar 2013-2014

PhD Candidate, King’s College London

Research Administrator, Centre for Digital Culture

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