An Anthropology of Smartphones - Communication, Ageing and Health at UCL by FutureLearn will develop your understanding of the concept of digital anthropology as you explore how smartphones have transformed our daily lives and how they can be used productively.
Learn how smartphones have changed our lives
Through ethnographic research findings, you’ll explore the potential consequences of using a smartphone every day.You’ll examine the effect of smartphones on human relationships and participation in cultural life, as well as touch upon the current use and future potential of smartphones in the health and medical sector.
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- Smartphone use: the wider context
- The smartphone as an object
- Material issues that affect smartphone use
- The smartphone as a ‘transportal home’
- From apps to everyday life
- Screen and social ecology.
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- 21 days
- 4 hrs/week
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DisciplinesAnthropology Electronics & Embedded Technology View 23 other Short Courses in Anthropology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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This course is designed for people who are interested in understanding how the use of smartphones has changed our lives, as well as students keen to explore the contribution of anthropology to digital technologies.
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