Self-tracking and mobile media: New digital materialities

Sarah Pink, Vaike Fors

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In this article we take the novel step of bringing together recent scholarship about mobile media and communications with new ethnographic research and scholarship about mobile self-tracking. The correspondences and entanglements between mobile media and self-tracking technologies, and scholarship, we argue, are usefully considered in relation to each other both empirically and theoretically. Indeed, we propose that the convergence between self-tracking and mobile media means that we will increasingly need to account for their entanglements in mobile media research, and that there is therefore a need to explore the implications of taking the new step of approaching self-tracking research through the prism of mobile media scholarship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-238
Number of pages20
JournalMobile Media & Communication
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • digital wayfaring
  • ethnography
  • everyday life
  • mobile media
  • self-tracking

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