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Technology in the Home

Technology in the Home

This is an extract from a mini-ethnography I did of an East London household of three young people, focusing on their use of technology. One of the recurring practices observed in the¬†household was the retention of gadgets with overlapping functionality, sometimes to the point of redundancy. ¬†Older, disused, and broken hardware is held in storage…

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Not Waving, But Filming

Not Waving, But Filming

The athletes in the Olympics opening ceremony seemed more interested in mindlessly recording the parade than actually experiencing it. What they plan to do with a thousand near-identical trackside recordings is anybody’s guess, but their behaviour was matched by a ceremony which celebrated our hypersocial, gadget-obsessed era, an era which will have matured beyond recognition…

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