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dc.creatorLambert, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-25T15:11:52Z
dc.date.available2018-09-25T15:11:52Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://digicults.org/files/2016/03/Alex-Lambert_2016_Bodies-Mood-and-Excess.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://mediarep.org/handle/doc/3153
dc.description.abstractA range of commercial mobile technologies are emerging which use psychophysiological sensors to monitor bodies and behaviour to produce new forms of knowledge about social relationships. In this paper I am concerned with how this kind of relationship-tracking influences intimacy. I am specifically interested in what I call the “technicity of intimacy”, the cultural techniques which emerge through the historically contingent technologisation of intimacy. Based on archival research, I argue that relationship-tracking promises to take up the intensive social labours associated with contemporary intimacy. Yet, the psychophysiological measurements these technologies rely on produce partial and ambiguous indicators of intimate life, gesturing toward an excess of intimate meaning that cannot be interrogated. The self-reflexive concern with this excess drives further tracking experiments and techniques. Yet intimacy remains a continuous mystery, and this problematises the value of self-tracking as a system dedicated to achieving meaningful selfknowledge and completeness.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publishertranscript
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDigital Culture & Society
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subjectPartnerschaftde
dc.subjectTracking Systemde
dc.subjectintimate relationshipen
dc.subjecttracking systemen
dc.subject.ddcddc:004
dc.titleBodies, Mood and Excess. Relationship Tracking and the Technicity of Intimacyde
dc.typearticle
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLambert, Alex (2016): Bodies, Mood and Excess. Relationship Tracking and the Technicity of Intimacy. In: Digital Culture & Society 2 (1), S. 71–88. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/852.
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local.subject.wikidatahttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q736922
local.subject.wikidatahttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4420972
local.source.spage71
local.source.epage88
local.source.issue1
local.source.volume2
dc.identifier.doi10.25969/mediarep/852
dc.relation.isPartOfissn:2364-2114
dc.publisher.placeBielefeld
local.coverpage2019-08-26T16:25:37
local.identifier.firstpublishedhttp://digicults.org/files/2016/03/Alex-Lambert_2016_Bodies-Mood-and-Excess.pdf


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