Kate Orton Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh. She has a MSc and a PhD in Sociological Research Methods from the University of Surrey. Her research interests relate to intersections between technology, culture and everyday life. In addition to ARTICONF, she is working on a Digital Detoxing project, studying the processes and meanings of disconnecting from digital culture. She has expertise in digital leisure, internet research and innovative methodological uses of web technologies, cultures of learning and e -learning.