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Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves

Authors: Rettberg, Jill W.

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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.

About the authors

Jill Walker Rettberg is Professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is the author of Blogging (2nd Ed. 2014) and co-editor of a scholarly anthology on World of Warcraft (2008), and has been blogging at jilltxt.net since 2000.

Reviews

“The book is a goldmine of historical and contemporary case studies with which readers are invited to visualise the complexity of self-representation practices and artefacts. … thoroughly researched and cross-referenced to both archival and contemporary sources, the language remains clear, jargon-free, and draws readers in through narrative descriptions that are easy to visualize. … strength of Rettberg’s writing is in her highly illustrative explications through which readers are able to visualise her arguments without the aid of devices or technology.” (Crystal Abidin, Mobile Media & Communication, Vol. 4 (2), May, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Written, Visual and Quantitative Self-Representations

    Rettberg, Jill Walker

    Pages 1-19

  • Filtered Reality

    Rettberg, Jill Walker

    Pages 20-32

  • Serial Selfies

    Rettberg, Jill Walker

    Pages 33-44

  • Automated Diaries

    Rettberg, Jill Walker

    Pages 45-60

  • Quantified Selves

    Rettberg, Jill Walker

    Pages 61-78

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47666-1
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Hardcover $31.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47664-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seeing Ourselves Through Technology
Book Subtitle
How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47666-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137476661
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47664-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 101
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