The cultures of the now and technologies of immediacy

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Drakopoulou, S. 2019. The cultures of the now and technologies of immediacy. Mediating Presents: Producing ‘the Now’ in Contemporary Digital Culture. Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 16 - 17 May 2019
TypeConference paper
TitleThe cultures of the now and technologies of immediacy
AuthorsDrakopoulou, S.
Abstract

Technologies of immediacy allow for the continuous engagement with capturing, representing and communicating the present moment in time, the now. These emerging cultures of real time representation of the present moment in time result in always interacting with the now. Data gathered by citizens and media created with the smartphone, instantly communicated and shared, portray an immediacy and reveal an intimate and personalised now.

KeywordsSocial Networking sites; Cultures of the now; social media; SMS; messaging
Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
ConferenceMediating Presents: Producing ‘the Now’ in Contemporary Digital Culture
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Accepted13 Apr 2019
Completed16 May 2019
Deposited01 Nov 2023
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