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dc.contributor.authorRettberg, Jill Walker
dc.contributor.editorAjana, Btihaj
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-10T10:52:38Z
dc.date.available2017-11-10T10:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationRettberg J. W.: Apps as Companions: How Quantified Self Apps Become Our Audience and Our Companions. In: Ajana. Self-Tracking: Empirical and Philosophical Investigations, 2018. Palgrave Macmillan p. 27-42eng
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-65378-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/16927
dc.description.abstractSelf-tracking apps gather intimate information about our daily lives. Sometimes, they take the role of a confidante, an anthropomorphised companion we can trust. Humans have long confided in non-human companions, such as diaries. The relationship between user and app is structurally similar to the relationship narratologists and literary theorists have identified between diarist and diary. Our agency is always shared with the technologies we use, whether they are simply pen and paper or a complex AI. By comparing apps to diaries, I demonstrate how these technologies act not simply as objects but also as narrators and narratees. While diaries are mostly silent listeners, self-tracking apps speak back to us in a feedback loop and thus enter a role as our companions rather than simply as our audiences.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillaneng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPalgrave Pivoteng
dc.subjectSelf-trackingeng
dc.subjectQuantified Selfeng
dc.subjectAppseng
dc.subjectDiaryeng
dc.subjectNarratologyeng
dc.subjectAIeng
dc.titleApps as Companions: How Quantified Self Apps Become Our Audience and Our Companionseng
dc.typeChaptereng
dc.date.updated2017-10-10T17:36:29Z
dc.rights.holderCopyright the author 2018eng
dc.type.versionacceptedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
dc.type.documentChapter
dc.identifier.cristinID1503708
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-65379-2_3eng
dc.source.isbn978-3-319-65378-5
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