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Digital Media Practices in Households

Kinship through Data

Larissa Hjorth Kana Ohashi Jolynna Sinanan Heather Horst Sarah Pink Fumitoshi Kato Baohua Zhou

206 pages
Amsterdam University Press
How are intergenerational relationships playing out in and through the digital rhythms of the household? Through extensive fieldwork in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne, this book ethnographically explores how households are being understood, articulated and defined by digital media practices. It investigates the rise of self-tracking, quantified self and informal practices of care at distance as part of contemporary household dynamics.
Author Bio
Larissa Hjorth is a digital ethnographer, artist, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Design & Creative Practice Platform at RMIT University, Australia. She is a Visiting Professor at the Center for Co*Design at Osaka University, Japan. Kana Ohashi is a postdoc fellow at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan. Jolynna Sinanan is a senior research fellow at in the School of Media and Communication at University of Sydney, Australia. Heather Horst is Professor and Director of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Australia. Sarah Pink is Professor and Director of the emerging technologies lab at Monash University, Australia. She is Visiting Professor at Halmstad University, Sweden and Loughborough University, UK, and Guest Professor at Free University, Berlin, Germany. Fumitoshi Kato is a Professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan. Baohua Zhou is a Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Journalism, Fudan University. He is Director of the new media communication master program and associate director of Media and Public Opinion Research Center at Fudan University.