Distributed Assemblages of Cognition and Health (Or) How TikTok ate my Mind

Jamie Mcphie*, David Clarke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

With this chapter, we attempt to think with virtual space as we grapple with the topic/s – health, social media, creative space. But this virtual world isn’t simply the binary opposite of a physical world – an actual. It’s not some ghostly space devoid of material. Virtual space is entirely material and as such entangles itself ecologically with anything that engages with it, including thinking - cognition. So, thinking this way, what might the health implications be when we think with social media (for example, TikTok)? This chapter thinks itself creatively with the writing, as it moves through, wrestles with, and queer(ie)s the ecological concepts it explores, from assemblages of health and embodied cognition to social media, misogyny, and fascism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook on Spaces of Mental Health and Wellbeing
EditorsCandice P. Boyd, Sarah L. Bell, Louise E. Boyle, Joshua Evans, Ronan Foley, Ebba Högström, Alak Paul
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


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