The unchallenged persuasions of mobile media technology

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Conference article in proceedings
Date
2018
Department
Takala Tapio group
Department of Computer Science
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Mcode
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Language
en
Pages
6
454-459
Series
Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland, March 7-9, 2018, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 2084
Abstract
In recent years, networked devices have taken an ever tighter hold of people's everyday lives. The tech companies are frantically competing to grab people's attention and secure a place in their daily routines. In this short paper, I elaborat further a key finding from an analysis of Finnish press coverage on Google Glass between 2012 and 2015. The concept of pre-domestication is used to discuss the ways in which we are invited and persuaded by the media discourse to integrate ourselves in the carefully orchestrated digital environment. It is shown how the news coverage deprives potential new users of digital technology a chance to evaluate the underpinnings of the device, the attachments to data harvesting, and the practices of hooking attention. In the paper, the implications of contemporary computational imaginaries as (re)produced and circulated in the mainstream media are reflected, thereby shedding light on and opening possibilities to criticize the politics of mediated pre-domestication.
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Big data, Data mining, Domestication theory, Google glass, Pre-domestication, Technological infrastructure
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Saariketo , M 2018 , The unchallenged persuasions of mobile media technology : The pre-domestication of Google Glass in the Finnish press . in E Mäkelä , M Tolonen & J Tuominen (eds) , Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland, March 7-9, 2018 . CEUR Workshop Proceedings , vol. 2084 , CEUR , pp. 454-459 , Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries , Helsinki , Finland , 07/03/2018 .