How We Live with Data


February 10, 2023


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


EV 11.705, (EV Building 11th floor), 1515 Ste-Catherine W. St, Montreal

In Person with option of Zoom link (Hybrid)

The aim of this interactive workshop is to explore and challenge understandings of the relationship between older people, data, and digital technologies. Participants are encouraged to bring a data-object (e.g., Fitbit, journal, smartphone) that is important to them and engage in data mapping activities and critical reflection to collaboratively work out what data are, and how, why, and where we interact with them.

At this event we will:

  • Start a conversation about data, which often seem too big or overwhelming to wrap our heads around
  • Demystify the word ‘data’ and come away with a better sense of what data are and why, where, and how we interact with them 
  • Think critically about data and appreciate both the pleasurable and the strange aspects of data 
  • Understand how we live with data (where they are  coming from and going to, how we use data to tell stories about ourselves, and what anxieties we have about data) by mapping out forms of data that circulate around us
  • Challenge common stereotypes and media representations of older adults and their interactions with digital technologies and data 
  • Have a chance to meet other people and work together with other people /community building 

Part of the Atwater Library’s Safe Online Engagement Project funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program, in collaboration with Concordia University’s Aging in Data project funded by SSHRC.

For more info and to REGISTER and get the Zoom link:

Location: EV 11.705, (EV Building 11th floor), 1515 Ste-Catherine W. St, Montreal

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