Jacob Sheahan, PhD



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Forthcoming Proceedings
Exploring Generative Postcard Futures with Older Adults


Sheahan, J., Cardamone, E., Vines, J.

NordiCHI 2024, Uppsala, Sweden.
Speculative approaches to technology-enabled ageing futures often struggle against reductive and immaterial imaginaries that diverge from everyday realities, a challenge being compounded by the mainstream embrace of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools. We detail emergent findings from a series of workshops employing a generative postcard approach with a local community group in Scotland. The workshops captured precarious visions, generational perspectives, and potential ways of reconfiguring care futures. We highlight how the techno-deterministic visions of generative AI are both a feature and tool for critique as we link ageing futures with everyday realities.


I acknowledge the peoples on whose lands I conduct my work, and respectfully acknowledge Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.


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