The panopticon and the performance arena: HCI reaches within

  • Light A
  • Wright P
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Abstract

The impact of new technologies is hard to predict. We suggest the value of theories of performativity in understanding dynamics around the convergence of biomedical and information technology. Drawing on the ideas of Butler and Foucault, we discuss a new, internal, context for HCI and raise potentially disturbing issues with monitoring health. We argue that by adopting explicitly social framings we can see beyond the idea of medical interventions to tools for wellbeing and recognize more of the implications of looking within.

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  • Biomedical
  • Bodies
  • Convergence
  • Embodiment
  • Performativity

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  • Ann Light

  • Peter Wright

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