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Bengtsson, S. (2018). Ethics and morality beyond the Actor-Network: Doing the right thing in an algorithmic culture. In: : . Paper presented at 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethics and morality beyond the Actor-Network: Doing the right thing in an algorithmic culture
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The growing governance and authority of algorithms and the rapid emergence of the ‘Internet of Things’, has intensified attention to the relationship between humans and machines, and to the ethics of everyday life with technologies. This raises a lot of questions: How should we live with technologies? Can humans make decisions? The question on the authority of humans is clearly debatable. In this paper I discuss the underlying premises for the ethical standpoint of Actor Network Theory (ANT) and explore other existing alternatives. I begin by looking into the basic premises of ANT, and the assumptions of ‘the human’ and of ethics it comprises. I then explore the notion of a ‘disclosive’ ethics and continue by penetrating the relation between agency and ethics in ANT. Following from this I discuss various different approaches to ethics, and how we can still keep a human notion of ethics in an algorithmic culture.

Keywords
ethics, morality, ANT, media, algorithms
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34284 (URN)80/3.1.1/2013 (Local ID)80/3.1.1/2013 (Archive number)80/3.1.1/2013 (OAI)
Conference
68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018.
Projects
Digital media morality
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2018-01-18 Created: 2018-01-18 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2018). Faraway, So Close!: Proximity and Distance in Ethnography Online. In: Kahryn Hughes, Jerry Coulton, John Goodwin, and Jason Hughes (Ed.), Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research: Volume 3: Digital Ethnography: Researching Online Worlds. New Delhi: Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Faraway, So Close!: Proximity and Distance in Ethnography Online
2018 (English)In: Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research: Volume 3: Digital Ethnography: Researching Online Worlds / [ed] Kahryn Hughes, Jerry Coulton, John Goodwin, and Jason Hughes, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2018
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33172 (URN)978-93-86602-54-1 (ISBN)
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First published: Bengtsson, S. (2014). Faraway, so close! : Proximity and distance in ethnography online. Media Culture and Society, 36(6), 862–877. DOI:10.1177/0163443714531195

Available from: 2017-08-24 Created: 2017-08-24 Last updated: 2018-02-27Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. & Johansson, B. (2018). Media Micro-Generations: How New Technologies Change Our Media Morality. Nordicom Review, 39(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media Micro-Generations: How New Technologies Change Our Media Morality
2018 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 39, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article proposes and explores the notion of “media micro-generations”. Based on a survey of values and norms in relation to media-related behaviour in Sweden, we identify statistically significant media micro-generations. Through an analysis of the technologies that were introduced during the formative years of different media micro-generations, we propose that media micro-generations are formed with the introduction of new media technologies. Thus, the existence of media micro-generations illustrates how rapid trans- formations of media technologies can shape the moral notions of narrow age groups. It also explains why many earlier studies have detected a rather large span of years (1970-1985, in between the TV generation and the internet generation) during which no generational identity seems to have been formed.

Keywords
media micro-generation, media technology, morality, manners of politeness, decorum
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36432 (URN)10.2478/nor-2018-0014 (DOI)80/3.1.1/2013 (Local ID)80/3.1.1/2013 (Archive number)80/3.1.1/2013 (OAI)
Projects
Digital Media Morality
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2018-09-24 Created: 2018-09-24 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2018). Sensorial Organization as an Ethics of Space: Digital Media in Everyday Life. Media and Communication, 6(2), 39-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sensorial Organization as an Ethics of Space: Digital Media in Everyday Life
2018 (English)In: Media and Communication, ISSN 2083-5701, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 39-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
digital media, ethics, everyday life, phenomenology, sensorial, space
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35375 (URN)10.17645/mac.v6i2.1337 (DOI)2-s2.0-85048462288 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-29 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-07-18Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2017). Avatar as Second Suit: Power and Participation in Virtual Work. Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avatar as Second Suit: Power and Participation in Virtual Work
2017 (English)In: Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media, ISSN 1555-4120, E-ISSN 1555-4139Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article provides an analysis of the experiences of user–avatar relations and interaction of people who work in a virtual world. Earlier research often claims that relationships between users and their avatars are, by nature, strong and intense. By analyzing individuals who conducted paid labor in a number of public institutions in a virtual world, this article argues that the frame of work heavily influenced the professional users’ experiences of using an avatar. The user–avatar relationship was mainly related to how and why the user entered the virtual world, their position in their off-line and online workplaces and, as a result, related to aspects of power and control over the framing of the online arena. Because of these factors, many of the professional users regarded their avatar more as a second suit than, as has often been argued, a second self.

Keywords
Virtual work, avatar, virtual worlds, labour, Second Life
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33336 (URN)10.1177/1555412017710616 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-09-06 Created: 2017-09-06 Last updated: 2017-09-06Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S., Bolin, G., Forsman, M., Jakobsson, P., Johansson, S. & Ståhlberg, P. (2016). Medielandskap och mediekultur: en introduktion till medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap (1ed.). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Medielandskap och mediekultur: en introduktion till medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2016. p. 252 Edition: 1
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31981 (URN)9789147112845 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-07 Created: 2017-02-07 Last updated: 2018-09-17Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. & Johansson, B. (2016). On-Line Life in a Commercialised World: The Commodification of Mediated Social Relations (1ed.). In: Maria Edström, Andrew T. Kenyon & Eva-Maria Svensson (Ed.), Blurring the Lines: Market-Driven and Democracy-Driven Freedom of Expression (pp. 141-151). Göteborg: Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On-Line Life in a Commercialised World: The Commodification of Mediated Social Relations
2016 (English)In: Blurring the Lines: Market-Driven and Democracy-Driven Freedom of Expression / [ed] Maria Edström, Andrew T. Kenyon & Eva-Maria Svensson, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016, 1, p. 141-151Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Media usage has always included aspects of commodification. The media audience has been targeted as a recipient of advertising when watching (commercial) TV or reading newspapers. The advent of the Internet has further developed this commodification of the media audience. In many ways, everyday space is becoming more commercial in its organisation, citizens are being transformed into consumers and, in the long run, free speech conducted online is not free as it will be tracked, saved and used for commercial purposes. This chapter draws on a Swedish national representative survey asking re- spondents about their views on different aspects of commodification of their life online. The results indicate a rather sceptical view towards different forms of commodification related to Internet use among Swedish citizens. However, younger respondents, those with liberal market values and frequent Internet users embrace a more permissive view of a more commodified media environment. Two avenues are suggested for resisting such developments, targeting media producers and users. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
commercialisation, audience, digital media, media ethics, opinions, Internet
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30977 (URN)978-91-87957-36-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Digital mediemoral
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 80/3.1.1/2013
Available from: 2016-10-11 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2017-03-02Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2016). The presentation of self in a virtual world: Working in Second Life (1ed.). In: Juliet Webster and Keith Randle (Ed.), Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market: (pp. 219-237). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The presentation of self in a virtual world: Working in Second Life
2016 (English)In: Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market / [ed] Juliet Webster and Keith Randle, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 1, p. 219-237Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 Edition: 1
Series
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Keywords
Virtual work, virtual worlds, presentation of self
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30832 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-47919-8_11 (DOI)9781137479181 (ISBN)978-1-349-69358-0 (ISBN)978-1-137-47919-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-09-06 Last updated: 2017-02-28Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2016). The Right to the Citi(zen): Urban Spaces in Commercial Media Environments. Space and Culture, 19(4), 478-489
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Right to the Citi(zen): Urban Spaces in Commercial Media Environments
2016 (English)In: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 478-489Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following the publication of Henri Lefebvre’s book Le Droit à la ville (1968), a debate has emerged regarding the neoliberal takeover of urban spaces and activism. Nonetheless, in the past 10 years, we have seen the continuous expansion of public space via social networking media and, today, most public institutions in Western states use social networking sites to communicate with their “citizens.” Although there are many serious problems associated with this takeover, little has been said about them so far. In this article, I address the contribution of The right to the city to this debate by analyzing a public institution which tried to establish communication with its “citizens” in an urban space in a virtual world. My analysis concludes that the users of this new media platform did not regard themselves as citizens when they were dwelling in this urban space online, but instead saw themselves as the consumers they were addressed as in this environment.

Keywords
Urban space, citizenship, virtual worlds, Second Life
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29818 (URN)10.1177/1206331215621010 (DOI)000385812400013 ()2-s2.0-84991515320 (Scopus ID)1045/42/2011 (Local ID)1045/42/2011 (Archive number)1045/42/2011 (OAI)
Projects
Virtual Everyday Life
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-04-08 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. & Johansson, B. (2016). Vi vantrivs i det kommersiella (ett litet tag till). In: Oscar Westlund (Ed.), Människorna, medierna och marknaden: Medieutredningens forskningsantologi om en demokrati i förändring (pp. 189-208). Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vi vantrivs i det kommersiella (ett litet tag till)
2016 (Swedish)In: Människorna, medierna och marknaden: Medieutredningens forskningsantologi om en demokrati i förändring / [ed] Oscar Westlund, Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, p. 189-208Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer, 2016
Series
Statens offentliga utredningar, ISSN 0375-250X ; 2016:30
Keywords
kommodifiering, sociala relationer, kommersialisering, medie- och informationskunnighet
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29816 (URN)80/3.1.1/2013 (Local ID)978-91-38-24433-3 (ISBN)80/3.1.1/2013 (Archive number)80/3.1.1/2013 (OAI)
Projects
Digital mediemoral
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P13-0842:1
Available from: 2016-04-08 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6903-141X

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