Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | The Everyday Seen Through a Camera Phone

Title:
The Everyday Seen Through a Camera Phone
Author:
Karin Wagner: Department of applied IT, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
063
Pages:
633-643
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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What does the everyday look like? Some answers to this question can be found when looking at moblogs on the internet; where anyone with a mobile phone camera can post their freshly taken pictures. Here we find photographs of meals; road repairs; toddlers; visits to the laundry room; holiday outings and new hairstyles in a proper mishmash. It would even be hard to imagine a motif that would fall outside the boundaries of the everyday. Questions that come to mind when watching these image databases are: Is the everyday necessarily something harmless? Are recurring events more everyday than unique ones? Does the everyday have to be presented in an everyday manner; or are extravagant photographs of the everyday conceivable? These questions are addressed with examples taken from various moblogs.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Karin Wagner
Title:
The Everyday Seen Through a Camera Phone
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Image references


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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Karin Wagner
Title:
The Everyday Seen Through a Camera Phone
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