[Air-L] Registrations Open: The Datafied Family

Ranjana Das r.das at surrey.ac.uk
Tue Mar 28 01:30:10 PDT 2023

Dear all,

Registrations are now open for the fully online, free, day long event - *The Datafied Family* -on Wednesday 28th June 2023, hosted by Professor Ranjana Das of the University of Surrey, UK, with funding from the Institute of Advanced Studies.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, UK; Professor Usha Raman, University of Hyderabad, India; Dr Giovanna Mascheroni, Catholic University of Milan, Italy and Professor Veronica Barassi, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

We are expecting to see some 26 papers presented by colleagues in various countries, over the course of the day. From body-trackers, non-human digital support apps, smart home tech, parenting apps and gadgets, surveillance devices from the womb to the cradle, technologies of intimacy and play in the Internet of the Things, and wellbeing and wellness support bots - the textures of family life are changing - at disparate paces across global cultures and economies with a steady increase in family technologies, which are subtly, and not so subtly altering the doing of care, intimacy, leisure, learning, play, routine and more.

PROGRAMME and REGISTRATION here: The Datafied Family: Algorithmic Encounters in Care, Intimacies, Routine and Play - Surrey IAS<https://www.ias.surrey.ac.uk/event/the-datafied-family-algorithmic-encounters-in-care-intimacies-routine-and-play/>

The Datafied Family - will raise and respond to a set of key questions - without restricting its topics to these alone. Overarchingly, we ask 1. In what ways have family dynamics - routines, caring, intimacies, leisure, play, learning, parenting and more - been interrupted, (re)shaped, or transformed by the steady algorithmizing of everyday family life? 2. What material artefacts - toys, apps, smart home tech, educational applications, portals and meta-portals - punctuate family life and to what effect? 3. What inequalities, injustices, and power dynamics are being rehearsed or reshaped through the datafication of family life? 4. How is the algorithmic shaping of domestic routines and rapports encountered in practice, resisted, or reshaped through human agency? 5. What global perspectives remain less visible and unincorporated in theorising the datafied family, including the disparities between the global north and south?

If any questions, please get in touch with Professor Ranjana Das, at r.das at Surrey.ac.uk<mailto:at%20r.das at Surrey.ac.uk>

Do join us!

Professor Ranjana Das
Professor in Media and Communication
Co-Editor, Sociology<https://journals.sagepub.com/home/soc>

New project: Leverhulme Research Grant 2023-2025: Parents' news use, risk and crises in datafied societies

New project: British Academy Grant 2023-2025: Exploring practices around emerging technologies in families raising bilingual children

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