Assembling affordances: towards a theory of relational affordances

  • Julian Hopkins

Abstract

Drawn from a long-term ethnographic research into personal blogging, this paper proposes a theoretical approach to the issue of materiality and culture in technology that combines the concept of affordances and that of Deleuze & Guattari’s concept of assemblage. Highlighting the relational aspect of these concepts, a list of blog affordances is proposed. These can provide a basis for further analysis of blogs as well as other internet media forms.
Published
2013-10-31
How to Cite
Hopkins, J. (2013). Assembling affordances: towards a theory of relational affordances. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 3. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v3i0.8435
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