New PhD course by Brian Due and Lorenza Mondada on Technology and Social Interaction
Issues that the course addresses
People have for many years used technology for specific purposes like computers and tools for work, kitchen equipment, etc. Now, technology is continuously used in everyday life and on work for all purposes. And while technology gets smaller, easier to use, more convenient, etc. new forms of social interactions emerge.
Technology is a vital part of most people’s lives today. People use computers, smartphones, video-mediated formats, chats, etc. as key elements of their lives and in intertwined forms. In this PhD course, we do not put emphasis on any specific type of technology, and do not go into depth with the technology itself. We focus on the methods for analysing human interaction as it naturally occurs in a context of technology by looking at people’s practices for using technology.