We’re pleased to start announcing the final EPSRC-funded series of Balance Network activities, which will be happening over the next few months, with a lot going on in December. We’re very much looking forward to the exciting range on offer. Take a look to see if there are activities you would like to attend.
- Autumn/winter 2016 Balance Network Activities
- Beyond Balance – audio/slides/videos available
- Upcoming Events
- Funding Opportunities
Autumn/winter 2016 Balance Network Activities
THE ROLE OF MICROBOUNDARIES FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE, individual diary studies & intervention workshops
THREE CAFÉS: EXPERIENTIAL ARTISTIC RESEARCH EXPLORING INTER-RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND WELLBEING
WORK-LIFE BALANCE WITHIN THE IT PROFESSION, seminar with the British Computer Society, early December, Portsmouth
CONVERSATION PIECES, series of December design workshops, London
MANAGING TECHNOLOGY AROUND WORK AND LIFE: DESIGN CHALLENGES, design workshop, mid-Dec, Sheffield
BALANCING WORK AND MILITARY SPOUSE LIFE IN THE DIGITAL AGE, workshop in Liverpool
DIGITAL SCHOLARS IN A MOBILE WORLD, one-day research symposium exploring work-life balance in academic lifeworlds
CRAFTING ENCHANTED OBJECTS TO MOTIVATE MICRO-BREAKS AND HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN OFFICE WORK, half-day workshop in October in Notthingham
Beyond Balance – audio/slides/videos available
Recordings of Claire Fox’s keynote and audio from the main lecture theatre are now available on myplayer! Video, audio and slides from Claire Fox’s keynote. Audio and slides, including Q&A, from the sessions in the Kelvin Lecture Theatre:
- Introduction, including a welcome by Naomi Climer, IET President
- Daily Life, Digital Technologies & Energy Demand
- "Going off Grid" During Leisure Travel
- Business Travel, Mobile ICT use and Work-Life Balance
- Crowdsourcing: prolonging working life – not yet available – stay tuned!
- Prof Geraldine Fitzpatrick of Vienna University of Technology is creating a series of podcasts called Changing Academic Life. The podcasts feature interviews of HCI researchers about their current career path and how they balance work with non-work aspects of their life.
- Concerns have been raised by economists and tech experts that automation advances in robotics and computing may lead to job losses occurring faster than job creation. A briefing is available from the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology that outlines applications of automation technologies and their potential implications for the workforce.
- A new article “Digital turn, digital geographies?” authored by James Ash, Rob Kitchin and Agnieszka Leszczynski, is available in Human Geography. The article offers possible paths forward for the ‘digital turn’ across geography’s many sub-disciplines.
- National Work-Life Week 2016 is coming up from 3rd –7th October. Working Families hope that employers use the week to provide activities for staff, and to promote flexible working.
- The EPSRC is inviting applications on tackling global development challenges through engineering and digital technology research. The budget can fund approximately 20 projects for a duration of 36 months, and equipment worth up to £10,000 and research overseas (such as consumables and fieldwork) may be requested. Closing date is November 15.
- The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) offers a Young Scholar Prize open to students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers who have contributed in a significant way to scholarship at a humanities conference using digital technology. One or two conferences are selected for the prizes of a given year and then winners are selected within the contributors to the conferences. Applications must be received by 1 October 2016. The award includes €500 for travel, lodging and conference registration and up to €250 (one prize) or €500 (two prizes) for a reception.
If you’d like us to include an item in the bulletin and on our website, email a title and short description to stephanie.cziczo 'at' anglia.ac.uk.
Stephanie, Joana, Rosie & Dave
Balance Network team