Sounding Out IS?

Moods and Affective Entanglements in Experiental Computing

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Abstract

How do we experience living in a world in which soundscapes from digital technologies are increasingly pervading our everyday lives? In this paper, we pay attention to moods, ambiances, and other ephemeral aspects that give shape to how working with digital technology feels. Too often glossed over in search of more concrete narratives of ‘effect’ or ‘impact’ of digital technology, we argue that the socio-materiality of practice can be complemented by a notion of affective entanglement; i.e., the embodied materiality of feeling. Highlighting in particular how soundscapes and noise from ubiquitous computers performs and matters in the emergent composition of embodied being and subjectivity, we urge IS researchers to pay attention to everyday phenomena that involve digital technologies. Towards this aim, we present three autoethnographic vignettes that help unpack situations in which sounds shape or perform certain kinds of subjectivities and felt, embodied dispositions. Based on these everyday narratives, we analyse the different ways in which soundscapes from digital technology shape the body’s ability to act, feel, think, and experience. We conclude this research in progress paper by suggesting some opportunities for advancing a material, sensory, and ‘experiential turn’ in the IS discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIS 2017 Proceedings
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2017
Pages3003-3012
Article number49
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017 - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal
Duration: 5 Jun 201710 Jun 2017
Conference number: 25
http://www.ecis2017.eu/

Conference

ConferenceThe 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017
Number25
LocationCentro Cultural Vila Flor
CountryPortugal
CityGuimarães
Period05/06/201710/06/2017
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Keywords

  • Sound
  • Experience
  • Digital technology
  • Autoethnography

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Bødker, M., & Jensen, T. B. (2017). Sounding Out IS? Moods and Affective Entanglements in Experiental Computing. In ECIS 2017 Proceedings (pp. 3003-3012). [49] Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
Bødker, Mads ; Jensen, Tina Blegind. / Sounding Out IS? Moods and Affective Entanglements in Experiental Computing. ECIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. pp. 3003-3012 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).
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Bødker, M & Jensen, TB 2017, Sounding Out IS? Moods and Affective Entanglements in Experiental Computing. in ECIS 2017 Proceedings., 49, Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems, pp. 3003-3012, Guimarães, Portugal, 05/06/2017.

Sounding Out IS? Moods and Affective Entanglements in Experiental Computing. / Bødker, Mads; Jensen, Tina Blegind.

ECIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. p. 3003-3012 49 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).

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Bødker M, Jensen TB. Sounding Out IS? Moods and Affective Entanglements in Experiental Computing. In ECIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2017. p. 3003-3012. 49. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).