BEYOND BALANCE: How digital technologies are affecting our work, our homes, and everything in between - 27 June 2016
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|9:30am||Arrival & Registration|
|10:00am||Introductions & Aims of the Day||Dr Rosie Robison (Balance Network & Global Sustainability Institute) & IET President Naomi Climer|
|10:15am||Keynote: Work/Life Symbiosis||Claire Fox - Global HR Director at Save the Children International and author|
|11:15am||Tea & Coffee||Networking and legacy funding information available|
|11:40am||Mobile technologies & business travellers||Dr Donald Hislop (Loughborough University) & Prof Jonathan Beaverstock (University of Bristol) lead a policy-focused presentation and reflections by business travellers on the experience of mobile work.|
|11:40am||Material desires: design & WLB||Paulina Yurman (Goldsmiths, University of London) will run this interactive session describing her workshop Material Desires, using design-led activities to explore themes around the juggling of identities and the home/work divide.|
|12:20pm||Going ‘off-grid’: connectivity during leisure travel||Dr Barbara Neuhofer & Prof Adele Ladkin (Bournemouth University) lead an interactive session to debate the challenges of ‘switching-off’ when on holiday.|
|12:20pm||E-resilience: what’s the solution?||Dr Christine Grant (Coventry University) and Professor Gail Kinman (University of Bedford) from the Switched On Culture Research Group invite discussion following their April conference.|
|1:00pm||Lunch||With networking discussions|
|1:55pm||Daily life, digital technologies and energy demand||Dr Rachel Macrorie (Urban Institute, University of Sheffield) chairs a discussion of the Rhythms, Routines & Relationships working paper series with panel members from academia, policy and business.|
|1:55pm||Reconceptualising work-life boundaries||Dr Helen Roby (OU), Prof Gillian Symon (Royal Holloway), Dr Rebecca Whiting (Birkbeck) & Dr Petros Chamakiotis (University of Sussex) screen videos from their interdisciplinary Digital Brain Switch project, followed by discussion.|
|2:40pm||Crowdsourcing: prolonging working life||Dr Sally-Anne Barnes (University of Warwick) leads this interactive session on how ICT-enabled opportunities, such as crowdsourcing, are allowing older people to extend their working lives.|
|2:40pm||How to life-swap with personal data||Dr Rowanne Fleck (University of Birmingham) and Dr Anya Skatova (University of Warwick) run a workshop using data collected prior to and during event. How might personal data swapping help us gain insight into our behaviour?|
|3:20pm||Tea & Coffee||Networking and legacy funding information available|
|3:45pm||Keynote: Against Productivity||Oliver Burkeman - author of the Guardian’s This Column Will Change Your Life and author|
|4:45pm||Closing remarks||Dr David Kirk (Newcastle University & Balance Network)|
This event was co-hosted by Communications & IT Policy panels of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at their newly refurbished headquarters in Savoy Place, WC2R 0BL. Nearest tube: Embankment.
The Balance Network is housed within the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and was formed to encourage links between stakeholders interested in how technology is reshaping our work and home lives. We are funded by the EPSRC until Jan 2017.