The Ambient Intimacy




How Do We Tell Our Life Stories Together Apart?

                                 Michał Wanke
Ambient Intimacy? Definition

being able to keep in touch with people
with a level of regularity and intimacy
without time...
How does it work? Tools
ambient intimacy tools:
  micro-blogs
  social networking sites
  media sharing sites
  scrobblers...
The content
„what are you doing?” - everyday life
facts, places, comments, states of mind, feelings,
  significant others,...
Who is doing it?
digital divide
instrumental internet (Tufekci, 2008)
  performing tasks
  information seeking
expressive ...
What is going on?
social phenomena:
  identity construction
  social (co)presence
  weak ties
  indirection (communication)
Telling Identities
reflexive identity / impression management
  generalized other, self-log
  control
narrative identity –...
Social (Co)Presence
telecocoon (Habuchi, 2005) - “zone of intimacy
  maintained not restricted by time and space”
relation...
The Strength of The Weak Ties
intimate stranger (Tomita, 2005) – high
  anonymity & intimacy
media multiplexity (Haythornt...
Indirect Communication
orchestral communication
self-broadcasting
social performance
phatic expressions
Social Implicatinos
shift from “online communities” to forms of
  sociability
new type of social ties?
research possibilit...
Thanks




How Do We Tell Our Life Stories Together Apart?

                                     Michał Wanke
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Ambient Intimacy

  1. 1. The Ambient Intimacy How Do We Tell Our Life Stories Together Apart? Michał Wanke
  2. 2. Ambient Intimacy? Definition being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy without time and space constraints without direct engagement in interaction Leisa Reichelt continual partial friendship - David Weinberger continuous partial attention- Linda Stone
  3. 3. How does it work? Tools ambient intimacy tools: micro-blogs social networking sites media sharing sites scrobblers IM/statuses blogs mobile access
  4. 4. The content „what are you doing?” - everyday life facts, places, comments, states of mind, feelings, significant others, important events regular instant continuous “what's happened in your life?” - major events
  5. 5. Who is doing it? digital divide instrumental internet (Tufekci, 2008) performing tasks information seeking expressive internet self-expression creativity online/”real life” buddies from online communities to personal networks, “PC internet” – “keitai internet” (Tomita, 2005)
  6. 6. What is going on? social phenomena: identity construction social (co)presence weak ties indirection (communication)
  7. 7. Telling Identities reflexive identity / impression management generalized other, self-log control narrative identity – (everyday) life story daily updates biographical milestones self disclosure privacy concerns, audience management re-embodiment
  8. 8. Social (Co)Presence telecocoon (Habuchi, 2005) - “zone of intimacy maintained not restricted by time and space” relations in public distributed presence (Turkle 1996) / hyper-connected (Wellman, 2001) “RL” in the virtual space photos biographic information off-line buddies location based media panopticon
  9. 9. The Strength of The Weak Ties intimate stranger (Tomita, 2005) – high anonymity & intimacy media multiplexity (Haythornthwaite, 2005) together apart (Bauman)
  10. 10. Indirect Communication orchestral communication self-broadcasting social performance phatic expressions
  11. 11. Social Implicatinos shift from “online communities” to forms of sociability new type of social ties? research possibilities conversation analysis biographical method
  12. 12. Thanks How Do We Tell Our Life Stories Together Apart? Michał Wanke
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