Wearable Media

Wearable Media : A Critical Exploration of Social Implications

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138847372
  • 9781138847378

About Vian Bakir

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.show more

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 Wearablesshow more