Screen time once referred to television. Nowadays, it includes various screen sizes that are Internet-enabled devices, and the pervasive smartphone. Regardless of what kind of screen is used nowadays, screen time comprises much of life itself. Being online and offline is now fairly blurred because of the ubiquitousness of technologies, Wi-Fi and screens.
This presentation puts forth the notion of ‘temporal digital control’ to explain the choice of when and why smartphones and other portable digital devices are used in today’s cultural milieu, and it theorizes the ‘why’ of contemporary smartphone use is so prominent suggesting it enables temporal digital control in an autonomous space.
Speaker: Nicola JOHNSON
Edith Cowan University