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Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves

Publication year: 2014

ISBN: 978-1-137-47666-1

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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.

Subject: Palgrave Media & Culture Collection, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Media Studies, Regional and Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, general, Industries, Children's Literature, Personality and Social Psychology, Self-representation, self-presentation, self-portraits, selfies, life-writing, blogging, blogs, wearables, quantified self, big data, surveillance, panopticon, new aesthetic, machine vision, privacy, technology