[Air-L] London event on 13th March - Prof Trine Syvertsen on Digital disconnection and activism at KCL

Zeena Feldman zeena.feldman at kcl.ac.uk
Mon Mar 6 03:36:51 PST 2023

Dear friends and colleagues,

Next Monday, the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London will be hosting Professor Trine Syvertsen (University of Oslo) for a talk on Digital Disconnection and Activism. This in-person event will run 16.00-17.00 on the King's Strand Campus in room K3.11. It is free and open to all; please register here<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-disconnection-and-activism-tickets-574356043387>.

Digital disconnection is often seen as an individual endeavour and a lifestyle choice, yet activists often use terms like "movement" and "cause" to talk about digital detoxing. To that end, Trine Syvertsen discusses activist initiatives encouraging people to log off digital media. Based on an analysis of ten initiatives, this seminar considers how detox activists present the problems to be solved, potential solutions, and how they recruit participants and mobilise support.

Trine Syvertsen is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Oslo. She is the author of Media Resistance; Protest, Dislike, Abstention (2017) and Digital Detox: The Politics of Disconnecting (2020). She chairs the project Intrusive Media, Ambivalent Users and Digital Detox (Digitox), funded by the Research Council of Norway (2019-2024).

Best wishes,

Dr Zeena Feldman (she/her)
Senior Lecturer in Digital Culture
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
The Strand, Chesham Building, 0.03
London WC2R 2LS

zeena.feldman at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:zeena.feldman at kcl.ac.uk>

Recent publications:

Feldman, Z. and Hakim, J. (2023) RuPaul’s Drag Race: How social media made drag’s subversive art form into a capitalist money maker. PinkNews. https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/02/14/rupauls-drag-race-social-media-capitalism.

Feldman, Z. (2021) ‘Me Apps: Mental Health and the Smartphone’ in S. Guidi, B. Ajana, J. Braga (eds.) The Quantification of Bodies in Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Bingley: Emerald Publishing, pp. 151-171. https://doi.org/10.1108/9781800718838.

Feldman, Z. (2021) ‘On Quitting Social Media: Agency is a Red Herring’ in A. Chia, A. Jorge and T. Karppi (eds.) Reckoning with Social Media: Disconnection in the Age of Techlash. Lanham, MA and London: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 103-123. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538147405/Reckoning-with-Social-Media.

Feldman, Z. (2021) ‘Good food’ in an Instagram age: Rethinking hierarchies of culture, criticism and taste. European Journal of Cultural Studies 24(6). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/13675494211055733.

Feldman, Z. and Goodman, M.K. (2021) Digital Food Culture, Power and Everyday Life. European Journal of Cultural Studies 24(6). https://doi.org/10.1177/13675494211055501.

The Quitting Social Media project: https://quittingsocialmedia.wordpress.com<https://quittingsocialmedia.wordpress.com/>

Queer at King’s<https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/queeratkings>

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