HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Using Photo-Diary Interviews to Study Cyborgian Identity Performance in Virtual Worlds

Abstract : People’s identities (i.e., who they are) are increasingly performed in both physical and digital spaces. Individuals become cyborgs as they extend their presence and bodily senses through digital bodies (e.g., social media profiles, blog posts and avatars). To gain insight into how people make sense of who they are in the face of their digital extensions, a photo-diary method is advanced in this paper. Using a single photo-diary entry and its associated interview, this short paper illustrated empirically the material and discursive practices a user of the virtual world, Second Life, enacted to dynamically draw boundaries to construct her and her avatar’s identities.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [21 references]  Display  Hide  Download

Contributor : Hal Ifip Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:17:50 AM
Last modification on : Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:28:48 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:10:54 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Ulrike Schultze. Using Photo-Diary Interviews to Study Cyborgian Identity Performance in Virtual Worlds. Working COnference on Shaping the Future of ICT Research, Dec 2012, Tampa, FL, United States. pp.79-88, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-35142-6_6⟩. ⟨hal-01515855⟩



Record views


Files downloads