Embracing the everyday: reflections on using video and photography in health research

O'Brien, Vincent, Djusipov, Kenesh and Esengulova, Nazgul (2008) Embracing the everyday: reflections on using video and photography in health research. In: Workshop on Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies (SIMTECH 08), November 2008, Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

Recent developments in digital media hardware and software offer new opportunities for research and community development. Participatory video and photography have a unique potential in helping researchers and communities to explore different aspects of everyday life. While the use of digital cameras, camcorders and mobile phones is commonplace in economically advantaged countries these technologies are not so readily available poorer countries. In this paper we report on our experiences of using video and photography in our work with semi nomadic herder communities living in the remote mountain villages of Tolok and Kokjar, Kyrgyzstan. This paper outlines some of the ways that digital media technologies were received and used by the villagers and offers an insight into how communications technologies are beginning to impact upon traditional herder lifestyles in these remote communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Workshop on Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies
ISBN: 9781862202184
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Rehabilitation and Social Work > Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 06:12
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2753

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