Infinite Interfaces and Intimate Expressions: Hand-Held Mobile Devices and New Reflective Writing Spaces

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In my presentation I will examine hand-held mobile interfaces and the complex possibilities they provide for self-reflective digital writing. As technological innovation has minimized the writing space and increased its portability, the interface has been radically altered. With the keyboard reduced to fingertip control and the screen transformed to a compact-sized mirror, intimacy between user and device is increased, along with the infinitesimal possibilities for personal production afforded when writing goes on the move. With reference to location-based mobile "writing," I will explore this new form of self-reflective digital expression and theorize models for engaging this new personal interface.

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Scott Rettberg