Surveillance, Self and Smartphones: Tracking Practices in the Nightlife

TitleSurveillance, Self and Smartphones: Tracking Practices in the Nightlife
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTiman, T, Albrechtslund, A
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsNightlife , SELF , SMARTPHONES , surveillance , Tracking
AbstractThis paper is the result of the EMERGING ICT FOR CITIZEN VEILLANCE-workshop organized by the JRC, Ispra, Italy, March 2014. The aim of this paper is to explore how the subject participates in surveillance situations with a particular focus on how users experience everyday tracking technologies and practices.  This qualitative and explorative study contributes to the concept of participatory surveillance by discussing to what extent smartphone-users’ actions and motivations can be seen as forms of surveillance and how that influences these actors in a (nightly) public space. We finish by setting out directions for studying mobile technologies of the self. 
NotesTiman, Tjerk 1; Email Address: Albrechtslund, Anders 2; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands. 2: Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.; Source Info: Aug2015, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p1; Author-Supplied Keyword: Nightlife; Author-Supplied Keyword: Self; Author-Supplied Keyword: Smartphones; Author-Supplied Keyword: Surveillance; Author-Supplied Keyword: Tracking; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article