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Technobiography: Researching Lives, Online and Off

Technobiography: Researching Lives, Online and Off <p>This article is an argument for technobiography, a term coined in Cyborg Lives? Women&apos;s Technobiographies, a collection I coedited in 2001. I outline what technobiography is, and how, by allowing access to what it feels like to live certain digital experiences, it can contribute to building a comprehensive picture of cybercultural landscapes. If we want to understand lived experiences of the Internet, we need to study not only online, virtual representations of selves, but also lives and selves situated within the social relations of the consumption and production of information and communication technologies. Drawing on two technobiographical projectsÑone involving a group of black, working-class women returning to education with the aid of networked technologies and computer-mediated distance learning, and another exploring social relations in a digital multimedia production center -I indicate ways in which technobiography can contribute to this important project</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Technobiography: Researching Lives, Online and Off

Biography , Volume 26 (1) – May 15, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 Biographical Research Center.
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

Abstract

<p>This article is an argument for technobiography, a term coined in Cyborg Lives? Women&apos;s Technobiographies, a collection I coedited in 2001. I outline what technobiography is, and how, by allowing access to what it feels like to live certain digital experiences, it can contribute to building a comprehensive picture of cybercultural landscapes. If we want to understand lived experiences of the Internet, we need to study not only online, virtual representations of selves, but also lives and selves situated within the social relations of the consumption and production of information and communication technologies. Drawing on two technobiographical projectsÑone involving a group of black, working-class women returning to education with the aid of networked technologies and computer-mediated distance learning, and another exploring social relations in a digital multimedia production center -I indicate ways in which technobiography can contribute to this important project</p>

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 15, 2003

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