Technicity and identity in the age of user-generated content

Dovey, J. (2007) Technicity and identity in the age of user-generated content. In: Transforming Audiences, Westminster University, London, 6-7 September 2007.

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Abstract

As technologies of communication and creativity become more deeply embedded into the fabric of our every day lives understanding subjectivity becomes a matter of understanding people's individual relation to technics as much as understanding class, race, gender and sexuality. The paper is based on two small scale ethnographies with game designers and players which originally generated our thinking about dominant styles of technology use. These accounts of technicity begin to allow us to see power differentials at work in the emerging participatory cultures of Web 2.0.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital media, technicity, identity, user-generated content, Web 2.0
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Creative Industries
ID Code:15063
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:20 Jun 2011 11:24
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 15:07

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