Connected Life is a student-run conference based at the University of Oxford dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging Internet research. Bringing together participants from across the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and beyond, Connected Life seeks to foster collaborations within and beyond Oxford in pursuit of an enhanced understanding of the Internet and its multifaceted effects.
This year’s theme is digital inequalities. The causes and consequences of inequality are a staple of social science research, investigations into digital divides and the online cleavages of gender, race and class form the basis of many inquiries. As the information society has evolved, so have new inequalities; possessing the potential to shape life chances. The theme of this year’s conference is to examine the construction, reproduction, and reinforcement of difference in connected life.
Connected Life 2017 will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss some of this theme’s biggest issues facing the multidisciplinary field. Other social science research relating to the Internet is most welcome as well.