THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF SMARTPHONES AND SMART AGEING
In partnership with my colleague and friend, Prof. David Prendergast, I had the opportunity to collaborate with anthropologists Daniel Miller and Pauline Garvey, to create a series of short films for “The Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing”, a multi-sited research project based at UCL Anthropology, UK.
The project studied the use of smartphones among older people in 9 countries. 11 researchers, each spent 16 months in a different field-site in order to conduct a comparative analysis of the impact of the smartphone on the experience of mid-life (people who do not consider themselves either young or elderly) around the world.
Some of these short films, showcased here, and featuring various research participants located in Ireland, accompany the findings of two recently published books: "The Global Smartphone: Beyond a youth technology" and "Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland: When life becomes craft".
ROLE: LIGHTING CAMERAMAN / VIDEO EDITOR