Aging in Data

Aging in Data is a research project that explores how an era of unprecedented digital data-gathering impacts and governs how we grow old in our communities.

How Informed are Those Who Consent?

Recent data acquisition methods have created a massive wave of quantitative epidemiological studies for identifying the biomarkers of either ‘neurodegenerative disease’ or ‘successful aging’…

Cross-National Longitudinal Study Data collection of the 4th Wave in Romania

ACT Cross-National Longitudinal Study is a 6 years project (2017-2021) launched by Aging + Communication + Technologies Lab…

Aging in Data

Aging in Data is a research project that explores how an era of unprecedented digital data-gathering impacts and governs how we grow old in our communities.

Featured Projects

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Featured Projects

Older Adults’ Perceptions of ICT-based Surveillance: The AiD Cross-national Study

An online survey conducted in six country investigates older adults’ perception of surveillance when they use the internet.

An algorithmic awareness paradox? Exploring the causes and contradictions of algorithmic awareness

“Who Am AI?” Book Club

The "Who Am AI?" Book Club is dedicated to exploring the intersection of aging and artificial intelligence (AI).

Featured Publications

Exploring data ageism: What good data can(’t) tell us about the digital practices of older people?

Digital Ageism

A Social-Media Study of the Older Adults Coping with the COVID-19 Stress by Information and Communication Technologies

News

30 October 2023

First in-person Aging in Data meeting held in Graz, Austria

Some 35 members from ten different countries gathered for three days of dynamic discussions.

10 October 2023

Wrinkle Radio – Listen now!

In the second episode of Wrinkle Radio, podcast host Dr. Sally Chivers googles the term aging. Just aging. And yet her very first search result, the Mayo Clinic, correlates aging with health. Chivers argues that this framing is misleading – there is more, much more, to aging than health issues and so much of it is good.

Aging in Data

Aging in Data is a research project housed in the ACT Lab at Concordia University in Montreal that is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. It  brings together an interdisciplinary network of scholars from ten countries, community-based activists and organizations.