Where the interaction is: collisions of the situated and mediated in living room interactions
Tutt, D. (2008) Where the interaction is: collisions of the situated and mediated in living room interactions. Qualitative Inquiry, 14 (7). 1157 -1179. ISSN 1552-7565
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This article presents three ethnographic tales of interactions with living room media to help recreate the experience of significant moments in time, of affective encounters at the interface in which there is a collision or confusion of situated and virtual worlds. It draws on a year-long video ethnography of the practice and performance of everyday interactions with living room media. By studying situated activity and the lived practice of (new) media, rather than taking an exclusive focus on the virtual as a detached space, this ethnographic work demonstrates how the situated and mediated clash, or are crafted into complex emotional encounters during everyday living room life.