Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, 30 July 2017@Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea

夏、ソウルで開かれた国際学会で、モバイル・メディアの日常性についてのパネルを、慶應大学の加藤文俊さん、大橋かなさん、豪メルボルンのRMIT大学のLarissa Hjorthさんとオーガナイズ。Larissaはソウルの会には欠席、3人で発表を行った。パネルの概要は以下。
[PANEL] Everyday Mobilities and Intimacies: mobile media in Japan This panel explores how digital mobile technology intervenes and interrelates into personal lives in Japan. Against the macroscopic outlook around the mobile technology and social changes, most part of people’s lives still depends on small circles, intimate relations and personal/private moments. As a visible presence for close communications, personal/intimate archiving and everyday coordination, mobile technology continuously involves personal life aspects such as family, close relationship, cares and management of privacy. From ethnographic attempts with a micro-perspective on personal living conditions and practices, presenters will examine how digital technology involves, transforms and relocates people’s lives to bring about a new mode of intimacy.


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Tactile mobile photography [Abstract] This paper explores the emerging sensibilities of digital photography in terms of visual tactile (Cooley, 2001) and ubiquitous mode of photo-taking practice. With the spread of camera-embedded mobile phones, while the ritual aspect of photography as one’s life log is increasingly blurred, the photo-taking is instead becoming a banal and mundane practice. The haptic experience may be a key to understand this everydayness of photography, as the presence of mobile media in one’s hand seems to play as a new desire and sensitive source for visual archiving and sharing. Based on an ethnographic investigation of Japanese youngsters’ use of mobile camera, the paper presents private modes of mobile photography, of which are rather reflexive than public, rather playful than ritual, and finally rather tactile than visual, so as to interrogate the meaning of vernacular photography in the era of mobility.

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