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The changing ethics of mediated looking: wearables, veillances, and power

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Wearable devices with independent computing and networking capabilities change the proximity of people and visual information to self-presentation and self-perception. This article examines the disruptive effect that wearable technologies like the Digital Eye Glass present in documenting and representing the self in a surveillant world. We look at how the power relationships in self-presentation and self-interpretation are changed by sousveillant apparatus, and we explore how these practices of "looking" mediate the subject and power in the changing ethics and politics of human-to-human and human-to-computer interaction.

Authors


  •   Ferenbok, Joseph (external author)
  •   Mann, Stephen (external author)
  •   Michael, Katina

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ferenbok, J., Mann, S. & Michael, K. (2016). The changing ethics of mediated looking: wearables, veillances, and power. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 5 (2), 94-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964584693

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5938

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 94

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Wearable devices with independent computing and networking capabilities change the proximity of people and visual information to self-presentation and self-perception. This article examines the disruptive effect that wearable technologies like the Digital Eye Glass present in documenting and representing the self in a surveillant world. We look at how the power relationships in self-presentation and self-interpretation are changed by sousveillant apparatus, and we explore how these practices of "looking" mediate the subject and power in the changing ethics and politics of human-to-human and human-to-computer interaction.

Authors


  •   Ferenbok, Joseph (external author)
  •   Mann, Stephen (external author)
  •   Michael, Katina

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Ferenbok, J., Mann, S. & Michael, K. (2016). The changing ethics of mediated looking: wearables, veillances, and power. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 5 (2), 94-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964584693

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5938

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 94

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 2