Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

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Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

Author: Jill W. Rettberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137476664

Page: 101

View: 185

This book is open access under a CC BY license. Selfies, blogs and lifelogging devices help us understand ourselves, building on long histories of written, visual and quantitative modes of self-representations. This book uses examples to explore the balance between using technology to see ourselves and allowing our machines to tell us who we are.

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

Author: Jill W. Rettberg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137476661

Page: 101

View: 467

This book is open access under a CC BY license. Selfies, blogs and lifelogging devices help us understand ourselves, building on long histories of written, visual and quantitative modes of self-representations. This book uses examples to explore the balance between using technology to see ourselves and allowing our machines to tell us who we are.

Left to Our Own Devices

Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus
Margaret E. Morris ... Jill W. Rettberg, Seeing Ourselves through Technology:
How We Use Selfies, Blogs, and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves
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Left to Our Own Devices

Author: Margaret E. Morris

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262039133

Page: 192

View: 271

Unexpected ways that individuals adapt technology to reclaim what matters to them, from working through conflict with smart lights to celebrating gender transition with selfies. We have been warned about the psychological perils of technology: distraction, difficulty empathizing, and loss of the ability (or desire) to carry on a conversation. But our devices and data are woven into our lives. We can't simply reject them. Instead, Margaret Morris argues, we need to adapt technology creatively to our needs and values. In Left to Our Own Devices, Morris offers examples of individuals applying technologies in unexpected ways—uses that go beyond those intended by developers and designers. Morris examines these kinds of personalized life hacks, chronicling the ways that people have adapted technology to strengthen social connection, enhance well-being, and affirm identity. Morris, a clinical psychologist and app creator, shows how people really use technology, drawing on interviews she has conducted as well as computer science and psychology research. She describes how a couple used smart lights to work through conflict; how a woman persuaded herself to eat healthier foods when her photographs of salads garnered “likes” on social media; how a trans woman celebrated her transition with selfies; and how, through augmented reality, a woman changed the way she saw her cancer and herself. These and the many other “off-label” adaptations described by Morris cast technology not just as a temptation that we struggle to resist but as a potential ally as we try to take care of ourselves and others. The stories Morris tells invite us to be more intentional and creative when left to our own devices.

Embodied Computing

Pedersen, Isabel, and Kirsten Ellison. ... Personal Technologies 1 (4): 231–240.
https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01682026. ... Seeing Ourselves through Technology:
How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves.

Embodied Computing

Author: Isabel Pedersen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262538555

Page: 288

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Practitioners and scholars explore ethical, social, and conceptual issues arising in relation to such devices as fitness monitors, neural implants, and a toe-controlled computer mouse. Body-centered computing now goes beyond the “wearable” to encompass implants, bionic technology, and ingestible sensors—technologies that point to hybrid bodies and blurred boundaries between human, computer, and artificial intelligence platforms. Such technologies promise to reconfigure the relationship between bodies and their environment, enabling new kinds of physiological interfacing, embodiment, and productivity. Using the term embodied computing to describe these devices, this book offers essays by practitioners and scholars from a variety of disciplines that explore the accompanying ethical, social, and conceptual issues. The contributors examine technologies that range from fitness monitors to neural implants to a toe-controlled mouse. They discuss topics that include the policy implications of ingestibles; the invasive potential of body area networks, which transmit data from bodily devices to the internet; cyborg experiments, linking a human brain directly to a computer; the evolution of the ankle monitor and other intrusive electronic monitoring devices; fashiontech, which offers users an aura of “cool” in exchange for their data; and the “final frontier” of technosupremacism: technologies that seek to read our minds. Taken together, the essays show the importance of considering embodied technologies in their social and political contexts rather than in isolated subjectivity or in purely quantitative terms. Contributors Roba Abbas, Andrew Iliadis, Gary Genosko, Suneel Jethani, Deborah Lupton, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael, Marcel O'Gorman, Maggie Orth, Isabel Pedersen, Christine Perakslis, Kevin Warwick, Elizabeth Wissinger

The Digital Plenitude

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and
Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rheingold, H. 2002. Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Cambridge, MA:
Perseus ...

The Digital Plenitude

Author: Jay David Bolter

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262039737

Page: 232

View: 216

How the creative abundance of today's media culture was made possible by the decline of elitism in the arts and the rise of digital media. Media culture today encompasses a universe of forms—websites, video games, blogs, books, films, television and radio programs, magazines, and more—and a multitude of practices that include making, remixing, sharing, and critiquing. This multiplicity is so vast that it cannot be comprehended as a whole. In this book, Jay David Bolter traces the roots of our media multiverse to two developments in the second half of the twentieth century: the decline of elite art and the rise of digital media. Bolter explains that we no longer have a collective belief in “Culture with a capital C.” The hierarchies that ranked, for example, classical music as more important than pop, literary novels as more worthy than comic books, and television and movies as unserious have broken down. The art formerly known as high takes its place in the media plenitude. The elite culture of the twentieth century has left its mark on our current media landscape in the form of what Bolter calls “popular modernism.” Meanwhile, new forms of digital media have emerged and magnified these changes, offering new platforms for communication and expression. Bolter outlines a series of dichotomies that characterize our current media culture: catharsis and flow, the continuous rhythm of digital experience; remix (fueled by the internet's vast resources for sampling and mixing) and originality; history (not replayable) and simulation (endlessly replayable); and social media and coherent politics.

Seeing Ourselves

Unfulfilled Promises For more than a decade , Educational Technology , Media
Studies and Visual Literacy have made extravagant claims . Have they fulfilled
their promise ? Do they warrant places as legitimate fields of study ? In a
fascinating ...

Seeing Ourselves

Author: Roberts A. Braden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 342

View: 630

Seeing Ourselves

brains can devise , the audience often feels a twinge of discomfort over the
burning laboratory or the lost secret . Yet who would dare to defend even a small
fraction of the technological innovations of the past century in terms of human ...

Seeing Ourselves

Author: Peter Isaac Rose

Publisher: New York : Knopf

ISBN:

Page: 485

View: 436

Seeing Ourselves

We use race and ethnicity to define one's power status within the society . ...
These are ( a ) assimilation and amalgamation which " assume that the urban
industrial forces of technology and majority power will cause some loss of ethnic
identity ...

Seeing Ourselves

Author: Carl E. James

Publisher: Thompson Educational

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 304

Seeing Ourselves

Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-cultural Readings in Sociology John J.
Macionis, Nijole Vaicaitis Benokraitis. • human ... approaching developedworld
norms new technologies applied to current energy and resource inefficiencies
might be ...

Seeing Ourselves

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131115576

Page: 501

View: 533

This best-selling collection is the only reader that systematically weaves together three types of articles-classic, contemporary,""" "and cross-cultural-for each general topic typically covered in a sociology course. "Seeing Ourselves "conveys sociology' s diversity of viewpoints and methodologies and includes important issues and debates that capture the fascinating complexity of the social world.

Health Care Technology and Its Assessment

and social values favouring efficiency and productivity have obviously greatly
influenced the course of technological ... scientists see modern scientific
knowledge as totally transforming our implica ways of being and of seeing
ourselves .

Health Care Technology and Its Assessment

Author: Henry David Banta

Publisher: Oxford Medical Publications

ISBN:

Page: 352

View: 535

The first sections of the book present basic concepts, development and diffusion of health care technology assessment. Separate chapters present case studies of prevention medical imaging, surgical practice, drugs, and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). The final section has chapters on Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Mexico, and China to exemplify how different countries deal with health care technology. This section also has an overview of national and international efforts in health care technology assessment and a conclusion section describing the role health care technology assessment could play in different countries, depending particularly on their wealth and level of development.

Rethinking Theories and Practices of Imaging

Our understanding of nature and of ourselves , as well as our interventions into
both , are increasingly interwoven with ... computing " and " existential technology
, " as Steve Mann , Ray Kurzweil , and others claim.36 Once we see ourselves as
 ...

Rethinking Theories and Practices of Imaging

Author: Timothy H. Engström

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 348

View: 728

This is the first volume of its kind to analyze the impact that theories and practices of imaging have had on a variety of fields. It draws on an impressive range of philosophical approaches, from analytic, to pragmatic, to phenomenological -- concluding that imaging is developing a social and cultural impact comparable to language.

Nationalism Technology and the Future of Canada

We must go beyond static interpretations of the world , and see ourselves as part
of a dynamic whole in which relationships and values are constantly changing ,
and where traditional beliefs about the nature of man are being replaced by new
 ...

Nationalism  Technology and the Future of Canada

Author: Wallace Gagne

Publisher: Macmillan of Canada : Maclean-Hunter Press

ISBN:

Page: 167

View: 252

Baseball as America

Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game National Geographic ... the 1970s
started to use Astro Turf and other forms of artificial turf as a replacement for
grass , it heralded the beginning of a new era of technological change in all
sports .

Baseball as America

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN:

Page: 320

View: 572

The official companion to the National Baseball Hall of Fame's four-year travelling exhibition pays tribute to America's favorite national pasttime by featuring over thirty essays by writers, players, scholars, and fans, revealing how baseball has had a p

Faith and Thought

The problem is ' teknosis ' ( obsession with technology ) . Seeing ourselves
reflected in our technology , like Narcissus we are infatuated with the reflection ,
and forget who we really are . This is part of the idolatry pervading our modern
world .

Faith and Thought

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Vision Harvard Students Look Ahead

We must put the distinctly embodied concerns of women , racial minorities , and
elder humans into the development of our technology and designs , seeing
ourselves as strongest when we are diverse . Otherwise , we will continue to be ...

Vision  Harvard Students Look Ahead

Author: Isaac Devash

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN:

Page: 144

View: 872

Seeing and Believing

It ' s the story of how the development of one piece of technology has changed
the way we see ourselves and of how the way we see ourselves has changed
this piece of technology , each set of changes reinforcing the other over the
course of ...

Seeing and Believing

Author: Richard Panek

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140280616

Page: 198

View: 752

Seeing and Believing tells the story, visionary by visionary and discovery by discovery, of the telescope, one of the few inventions that have revolutionized our view of the universe and how we fit into it.

Technology with curves

We look deep into the ball and see ourselves. As Siberry began to weave her
new Web community, her fans were suddenly starded to receive personal notes
from SHEEBA: "Jane ... is that really you?" The personal touch became an
integral ...

Technology with curves

Author: JoAnn Napier

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 269

View: 542

Mind at Large

On the psychological level , the answer may be simple narcissism : we invent
technologies that mirror our modes of perception and cognition because we so
very much enjoy seeing ourselves , or aspects of ourselves , whenever we can .

Mind at Large

Author: Paul Levinson

Publisher: JAI Press

ISBN:

Page: 271

View: 832