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Disconnect to reconnect: The food/technology metaphor in digital detoxing

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The idea of "going on a digital detox" arrives as a response to a proliferation of digital technology and a concern that this addictive form of sociality erodes meaningful or authentic connection. This paper explores concerns about our relationship with digital technology through a short ethnography of Camp Grounded: a Californian digital detox retreat and summer camp for adults. At Camp Grounded, digital detoxers conceptualise consumption of technology using a food parallel. While the brief ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.5210/fm.v22i6.7561

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Illinois at Chicago Library Publisher's website
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First Monday Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
6
Publication date:
2017-06-05
Acceptance date:
2017-05-23
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1396-0466
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702092
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2017-10-16

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