The Wired Body and Event Construction: Mobile Technologies and the Technological Gaze

By Yasmin Ibrahim.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Mobility and the convergence of technologies have enabled the wired body to be celebrated as a site for private consumption of music, media and simulated realities. The trends towards personalisation of mobile technologies is implicating the individual body as a collaborator in the creation of media events where the personal gaze of the consumer is contributing to the visual narratives of global and local events. This co-optation of the mediated mobile body as part of the media gaze has initiated new media rituals in constructing event-driven news. This paper examines the personal gaze in the political economy of events construction and the notion of post-surveillance society where mobile bodies become new sites for personal and collective technological gaze into society on an everyday basis.

Keywords: Mobile Technologies, Convergence, Gaze, Media Consumption, Post-Surveillance Society

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.105-112. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 557.122KB).

Dr. Yasmin Ibrahim

Senior Lecturer, Media and Information Studies, University of Brighton, Moulsecomb, Brighton, UK


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