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Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves
Selfies, blogs and lifelogging devices have become important ways in which we understand ourselves. Jill Walker Rettberg analyses these and related genres as three intertwined modes of self-representation: visual, written ...
Hand Signs for Lip-syncing: The Emergence of a Gestural Language on Musical.ly as a Video-Based Equivalent to Emoji
Video-based communication is increasingly common online. This article looks at the hand signs that are used in lip-syncing videos on the app musical.ly and argues that they constitute a codified, non-verbal language of ...
Apps as Companions: How Quantified Self Apps Become Our Audience and Our Companions
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
Self-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 ...