Textual maps: the body as site

Bogers, L. (Speaker), Alexandra Jønsson (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation-

Description

This intervention addresses how digital ecologies draw new boundaries through the body as site, by proposing thinking through the metaphor of sand as a body, using a design object (a data coat). What are data and who do they benefit? The project explores how everyday clothing can be used as counter-technology to re-think the often invisible interactions driven by data, that occupy our bodies in particular contexts such as childbirth, antenatal and postnatal care. How can we begin to reclaim practices of 'consent' around a body, which has already been claimed the normalised 'opt-out' culture of the 'smart world'?
Period1 Sep 2017
Event titleRoyal Geographical Society - Annual International Conference 2017: Decolonizing Geographical Knowledges
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational