PIM Project 3_Portability: reflection_’technosocial tethering’

I am following readings that in particular cover the affordance of portability, and again I find that Mizuko Ito has a really interesting way of thinking about affortability. In her article, Personal Portable Pedestrian: Lessons from Japanese Mobile Phone, Mizuko argues that in Japan the mobile phone, or keitai, is ‘a snug and intimate technosocial tethering’. Mizuko finds … More PIM Project 3_Portability: reflection_’technosocial tethering’

PIM Project 3_Portability: Reflection on recording the mundane presence in everyday life

What is striking me about the affordance we are exploring (portability) is that what is being recorded by most people using their mobile devices is the ordinariness, the mundanity of life. Until quite recently this has been via text, then images, but now the capacity to share short, quick, easy to make video has really … More PIM Project 3_Portability: Reflection on recording the mundane presence in everyday life