The Panopticon and the performance arena: HCI reaches within

LIGHT, Ann and WRIGHT, P. (2009). The Panopticon and the performance arena: HCI reaches within. In: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2009. Lecture notes in computer science . Springer, p. 201.


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The impact of new technologies is hard to predict. We suggest the value of theories of performativity in understanding dynamics around the convergence of biomedical and information technology. Drawing on the ideas of Butler and Foucault, we discuss a new, internal, context for HCI and raise potentially disturbing issues with monitoring health. We argue that by adopting explicitly social framings we can see beyond the idea of medical interventions to tools for wellbeing and recognize more of the implications of looking within.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
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Page Range: p. 201
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 08:04

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