Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography

Sarah Pink, Shanti Sumartojo, Deborah Lupton, Christine Heyes LaBond

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this article, we advance recent theoretical and methodological discussions regarding the use of video techniques for generating empathetic encounters. We do so through a focus on how these techniques might be rendered in research conducted through sites of action and experience that are explicitly constituted through forms of digital materiality, whereby the digital and material are understood as relational and emergent. We argue for a processual view of digital materiality and in correspondence with this, of the research process, whereby empathetic imagining is itself understood as emergent from the research encounter. By way of example we draw on recent video ethnography research that has used GoPro and researcher-held video recording in collaboration with participants, in order to record and develop understandings of their experiences of self-tracking and cycle commuting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-381
Number of pages11
JournalVisual Studies
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2017

Fingerprint

ethnography
video
video recording
research process
experience
Ethnography
Digital Technology
Materiality
Imagining

Cite this

Pink, S., Sumartojo, S., Lupton, D., & Heyes LaBond, C. (2017). Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography. Visual Studies, 32(4), 371-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2017.1396192
Pink, Sarah ; Sumartojo, Shanti ; Lupton, Deborah ; Heyes LaBond, Christine. / Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography. In: Visual Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 371-381.
@article{4329c20abe084226b8aa8f617577da4b,
title = "Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography",
abstract = "In this article, we advance recent theoretical and methodological discussions regarding the use of video techniques for generating empathetic encounters. We do so through a focus on how these techniques might be rendered in research conducted through sites of action and experience that are explicitly constituted through forms of digital materiality, whereby the digital and material are understood as relational and emergent. We argue for a processual view of digital materiality and in correspondence with this, of the research process, whereby empathetic imagining is itself understood as emergent from the research encounter. By way of example we draw on recent video ethnography research that has used GoPro and researcher-held video recording in collaboration with participants, in order to record and develop understandings of their experiences of self-tracking and cycle commuting.",
author = "Sarah Pink and Shanti Sumartojo and Deborah Lupton and {Heyes LaBond}, Christine",
year = "2017",
month = "10",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/1472586X.2017.1396192",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "371--381",
journal = "Visual Sociology",
issn = "1067-1684",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}

Pink, S, Sumartojo, S, Lupton, D & Heyes LaBond, C 2017, 'Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography', Visual Studies, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 371-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2017.1396192

Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography. / Pink, Sarah; Sumartojo, Shanti; Lupton, Deborah; Heyes LaBond, Christine.

In: Visual Studies, Vol. 32, No. 4, 02.10.2017, p. 371-381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Empathetic technologies: digital materiality and video ethnography

AU - Pink, Sarah

AU - Sumartojo, Shanti

AU - Lupton, Deborah

AU - Heyes LaBond, Christine

PY - 2017/10/2

Y1 - 2017/10/2

N2 - In this article, we advance recent theoretical and methodological discussions regarding the use of video techniques for generating empathetic encounters. We do so through a focus on how these techniques might be rendered in research conducted through sites of action and experience that are explicitly constituted through forms of digital materiality, whereby the digital and material are understood as relational and emergent. We argue for a processual view of digital materiality and in correspondence with this, of the research process, whereby empathetic imagining is itself understood as emergent from the research encounter. By way of example we draw on recent video ethnography research that has used GoPro and researcher-held video recording in collaboration with participants, in order to record and develop understandings of their experiences of self-tracking and cycle commuting.

AB - In this article, we advance recent theoretical and methodological discussions regarding the use of video techniques for generating empathetic encounters. We do so through a focus on how these techniques might be rendered in research conducted through sites of action and experience that are explicitly constituted through forms of digital materiality, whereby the digital and material are understood as relational and emergent. We argue for a processual view of digital materiality and in correspondence with this, of the research process, whereby empathetic imagining is itself understood as emergent from the research encounter. By way of example we draw on recent video ethnography research that has used GoPro and researcher-held video recording in collaboration with participants, in order to record and develop understandings of their experiences of self-tracking and cycle commuting.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85038004404&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/1472586X.2017.1396192

DO - 10.1080/1472586X.2017.1396192

M3 - Article

VL - 32

SP - 371

EP - 381

JO - Visual Sociology

JF - Visual Sociology

SN - 1067-1684

IS - 4

ER -