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Apie Kai Kuriuos Mobiliųjų Medijų Teorijos Aspektus
In Regard to Certain Aspects of Mobile Media Theory

Author(s): Saulius Keturakis
Subject(s): Media studies, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Social development, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: journey; body; digital image; communication; location;

Summary/Abstract: This article aims at discussing the transformations resulting from smartphones becoming a key tool to tell about experience. Most frequently mobile technology remains the only available technical tool in today’s travel. Nowadays mobile phones, as the research suggests, are more likely to be worn as garments than carried as tools. In this way, mobile technology stands out in the history of technology, Mobile phones have an unusually intimate relationship with the holder. The article is concerned with the consequences of this relationship: the change in the concept of a digital image, increased confidence in its verisimilitude, an illusion of a specific location paradoxically highlighted by mobile technology and the change in authentic relationship with the reality. Moreover, it turns out, that using a mobile device as the main narrative tool reveals practices of narcissistic self-exploration.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 84
  • Page Range: 59-67
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Lithuanian