Wearable Media: A Critical Exploration of Social Implications

Author:   Vian Bakir ,  Andrew McStay
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138847378


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Wearable media represent the next stage of media and technology. Divorcing computers from their desks, they are truly mobile, hands-free, intimate, and sit within the paradigm of the `Internet of Things'. This book examines wearable media's social, cultural, and political-economic implications. McStay and Bakir argue that wearable media contribute to the global surveillant assemblage not just mere information, but also corporeal and even emotional data, the social implications of which are just starting to unfold. While interested in topics of ubiquity and mass adoption, they also address the unique characteristics of wearable media-not least the much more intimate ways that technologies engage with people.

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Author:   Vian Bakir ,  Andrew McStay
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9781138847378


ISBN 10:   1138847372
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. History and Context: From Pioneers to Mass Market 3. The Body (How Wearables Work) 4. Subjectivity 5. Will-to-Transparency 6. Modalities of Transparency 7. Consent in an Era of Wearables 8. Power, Politics and `Veillance 9. Legal Dimensions 10. Conclusion Glossary: The A-Z of Wearables

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Andrew McStay is Senior Lecturer in Media Culture at Bangor University, UK Vian Bakir is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Bangor University, UK To explore some of the issues addressed in the book, please visit the authors' blog, Reflections On Glass.

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