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Performing Elderliness – Intra-actions with Digital Domestic Care Technologies

Abstract : We discuss the process of meeting digital technology when entering a senior age, by taking a closer look at how different modes of independence and elderliness are (co-)constituted in relation to digital domestic care technologies. Specifically, we suggest reading independence and elderliness as shaped by both the discursive and the material. Our starting point is the notion of intra-action as introduced in Feminist Technoscience. Thinking through use and design of digital technology from a standpoint of Feminism prompts us to widen the perspective on living with such technologies and, thusly, to raise questions about the process of coming of age as an independent person with such care technologies.
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Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg. Performing Elderliness – Intra-actions with Digital Domestic Care Technologies. 11th IFIP International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC), Jul 2014, Turku, Finland. pp.307-319, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-44208-1_25⟩. ⟨hal-01383067⟩

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