Mediated Life

One persistent research thread has been the investigation of the potential for mediated life. Our investigations often proceed from a re-framing of phenomena and technology. Projects range from folding space and time through audio and video (which we call “media space”) to the ways that shared diaries can contribute to the construction of identity as a couple. Some significant publications have resulted from these projects including “Re-Place-ing Space” and two books, Media Space and Connecting Families.

This research complements investigations in micro-coordination. This work proposes new forms of mediated experience and investigates phenomena in the wild; micro-coordination investigates phenomena in more detail and depth, often through in-lab studies. Both are built on “third paradigm” (i.e. phenomenological) perspectives.

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