The plural iPod: A study of technology in action

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Abstract / Description of output

Based on a study of iPod use amongst 155 undergraduate students, the article argues that an emphasis on the mediated constitution of what Bull (2007) calls “auditory bubbles” raises limited questions around the situated and varied practices of iPod users. The article instead suggests that we need to develop more sophisticated understandings of how mobile digital devices are used and appropriated in context, not just by letting users tell their own stories but by listening carefully to how these stories point to anomalies, variations and discordances in their use and non-use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-39
JournalPoetics
Volume42
Early online date27 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • iPod
  • Technology
  • Music
  • City
  • Use
  • Non-use

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