Sex, Tech, and Aging, Mostly Tech

Sex, Tech, and Aging, Mostly Tech

When you think of tech for older adults, what comes to mind? What you just pictured says as much about the world you live in and attitudes towards aging as it does about how technology might create better lives for all of us living in an aging world.

Professor Emeritus Barb Marshall talks with host Professor Sally Chivers about what technologies older people actually use, what they mean in everyday life, and how tech affects what aging is, and could be. Find out more about fitbits, call buttons, data surveillance, and taking time to unplug and live in the moment.

Wrinkle Radio is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Aging in Data Research Project.

Transcripts and shownotes for all episodes available at sallychivers.ca

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Dr. Sally Chivers

Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology. Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film