Inventive Approaches to Data Tracking in More-Than-Human Worlds

Authored by: Jacina Leong , Larissa Hjorth , Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367197162
eBook ISBN: 9780429242816
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429242816-31

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Abstract

The tracking and recording of everyday personal data (for example, steps, calories, sleeping habits) has gained momentum in recent years with the rise of smart technologies. However, as a new and evolving practice, the espoused benefits of self-tracking practices (such as self-care and the redistribution of expertise) remain largely speculative and promissory. There are also parallel concerns in scholarly literature about the relationship between voluntary modes of self-tracking and a growing awareness of the ways in which people are being surveyed, more than in any other time in history, by security, government and commercial organizations, through such tracking technologies.

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