Video Methods: Researching Sociomaterial Points-of-View in Children’s Play Practices with IoToys

Thomas Enemark Lundtofte, Stine Liv Johansen

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Children’s play practices with Internet-connected toys occur in everyday situations across online and offline domains. The video-ethnographic ‘Points-of-View’ (POV) method presented here provides up-close access to sociomaterial practices between children and digital toys. We draw on a dual camera setup, providing audio-visual data from both ends of the interactions and present examples of empirical data created using this method, followed by analysis and discussion of how these examples provide some much-needed nuances on the subject of digital play. The POV method represents a rigid type of video ethnography in terms of camerawork, aiming at high levels of audio-visual comparability across informants and settings. Lastly, we discuss problems and suggest improvements to the method.
TitelThe Internet of Toys : Practices, Affordances and the Political Economy of Children’s Smart Play
RedaktørerGiovanna Mascheroni, Donell Holloway
Antal sider263
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdatojan. 2019
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-10897-7
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-10898-4
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa


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