The ‘lived now.’ Observing the changes in the spatiotemporal experience of everyday life through the use of ICTs - Sophia Drakopoulou
THE LIVED NOWICTS AND EVERYDAYLIFEDr Sophia Drakopoulou
Merger of urban space with bits No longer a distinction between actual physical space and cyberspace ICTS intertwined with rhythms of everyday life Content: short-concise text, pictures and video Cultures of the now 1990s 2010s
USE OF SMS set up meetings, exchange gossip and information, share reminders (Kopomma, 2005, Castells 2007). communication with someone far way (Kopomma 2005). effective in arranging a rendezvous, communicating feelings, or asking a question (Döring 2003, Koskinen 2005, Castells 2007). allows for flexible fixing of timings and meeting places (Ito and Okabe 2005). coordinate activities and meetings (Arminen 2009, Licoppe et al. 2009, Ling 2005). emotional grooming maintaining a relationship (Ling et al. 2005, Ling 2005). negotiate between work appointments and friends (Licoppe et al. 2009). includes information commands and requests (Ling 2005). keep contact and transmit personal information (Kopomaa 2004). text messages can embody particular thoughts and evoke memories (Berg et al. 2005). communicates ‘things that would happen in the next hours or next day” (Ling et al. 2005).
Temporal elements in SMS frequency and duration of exchange (Döring and Pöschl 2009: 113). temporal signature - the time it was compiled and received (Berg et al. 2005: 276, Döring and Pöschl 2009: 110). speed at which a message is replied (Ito 2005: 145, Döring and Pöschl 2009: 111). short response time conveys intimacy (Döring and Pöschl 2009: 111). meaning dependent on the sender’s location and proximity to the recipient (Döring and Pöschl 2009: 115).
MMS and Cameraphone image Made to be shared Proximity from capture to view two kinds of capturing; ‘affective’ (memory) and ‘functional’ (documenting) (Kindberg et al. 2004). “visual note taking” - “kind of everyday journalism” (Ito and Okabe 2006). more likely to be shared than sent (Kindberg et al. 2004, 12, Koskinen 2008). ways of sharing; face-to-face, ‘in the moment’ and ‘ad hoc sharing in social settings’ (Kindberg et al. 2004). most likely to be shared on social media sites (Van House and Davis 2005, Van House 2005, Ito and Okabe 2005, 2006, Koskinen 2008). amongst couples content tends to be mundane (Koskinen 2008). a certain kind of banality built-in, depicting mundane and banal tasks and experiences from everyday life - not everything can be made interesting (Koskinen 2007). banality of MMS accounts for losing recipients’ interest (Koskinen 2008, 2007, Ito et al. 2005, Ling 2005 and Döring et al. 2006). necessity to use text to explain image reason for MMS unpopularity (Ling et al. 2005, Koskinen 2007), SMS is more intimate (Ito and Okabe 2006).
Cultures of the Now Status update culture: Telegraph - ICQ, Instant messaging - SMS - Status update UGC Sharing in the moment Performativity
UGC User Generate Content Event took place very recently7 July 2005 London Bombings Proximity from capture to view Low and jerky image quality grant authentic character Arab Spring 8 August 2011 London
Duration and RhythmologyDuration Rhythm the "prolongation of the past The Rhythmanalysist “thinks into the present" (Ansell Pearson with his body, not in and Mullarkey: 2002) abstract, but in lived mix of memories, sensory temporality” (Lefebvre 1992: 21). stimulants and extensities “Rhythm therefore brings with it a differentiated time, a qualified duration” (ibid:78). “rhythm enters into the lived” (ibid: 77). Unit of diverse relations
Common ElementsDuration and RhythmologyDuration Rhythmanalysis The lived experience (reality) as always something in the making Theory of Moments Body The individual and lived temporality The reality of the lived experience
Examples The Beat - http://sm.rutgers.edu/thebeat http://www.searchinstagram.com #londongram #athenscitygram Rhythm of Capitalism - http://rhythmofcapitalism.wordpress.com The Creative Commons Athens - http://www.meipi.org/mappingthecommons
The Lived Now Time-based media in the form of short concise text, pictures and video, circulated amongst peers and uploaded online Street-level viewpoint Ephemeral quality Snap shooting reality Observational tools for the Rhythmanalysist ? Reproduction of the now - Always living in the moment ?