Digital Entanglements: Screen usage in youth-oriented live music spaces (16184)
By utilising and extending the concept of technosomatic involvement this paper will consider how digital screens, as a form of communication media, are incorporated into the corporeal schemata of attendees at live music events. The ways in which screens are used and understood by youths within live music spaces are dynamic, complex, and often contradictory, in some ways reflecting the practices and meanings ascribed to screens in everyday life, and at times differing significantly. Within these spaces screens draw attention and signal distraction, capture aspects of the live event and compromise the experience of liveness, trigger the movement of bodies and configure particular postures. Understanding the dynamics involved in the corporeal experience of digital screen usage enables us to gain insight into the way in which particular technologies alter our bodily practices and transform affective responses to our surrounds.