Google Glass as a technique of self and the revitalisation of the monad
Graham, Tim & Sauter, Theresa (2013) Google Glass as a technique of self and the revitalisation of the monad. In Forbes-Mewett, Helen, Osbaldistson, Nick, & Strong, Catherine (Eds.) Proceedings of 2013 TASA Conference : Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Monash University Caulfield Campus (Building H), Melbourne, Australia. (In Press)
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As the boundaries between public and private, human and technology, digital and social, mediated and natural, online and offline become increasingly blurred in modern techno-social hybrid societies, sociology as a discipline needs to adapt and adopt new ways of accounting for these digital cultures. In this paper I use the social networking site Pinterest to demonstrate how people today are shaped by, and in turn shape, the digital tools they are assembled with. Digital sociology is emerging as a sociological subdiscipline that engages with the convergence of the digital and the social. However, there seems to be a focus on developing new methods for studying digital social life, yet a neglect of concrete explorations of its culture. I argue for the need for critical socio-cultural ‘thick description’ to account for the interrelations between humans and technologies in modern digitally mediated cultures.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Digital sociology, Google Glass, ontology, subjectivity, techno-social, actor-network theory, monads, digital methods|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 please consult author(s)|
|Deposited On:||21 May 2014 23:13|
|Last Modified:||22 May 2014 22:17|
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