From Snapshot to Snapchat: Panopticon or Synopticon?

Jørgen Riber Christensen, Julie Cecilie Hansen, Frederik Holm Larsen, Jesper Sig Nielsen

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The article asks the research question whether the ephemeral affordance of Snapchat can be characterized as a product of the panopticon or of the synopticon. To seek to answer this question a threefold approach is employed. The first is historical and it investigates the relationship between the snapshot tied to leisure (“the Kodak moment”) and Snapchat. The second is empirical, and it uses pre-existing statistics about Snapchat and a questionnaire survey carried out for this article. Finally, the article sees the Snapchat phenomenon in the light of pertinent schools of cultural theory and in the context of new social media, e.g. research about selfies, and it considers the concepts of the panopticon and the more recent concept of the synopticon.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAkademisk Kvarter
Vol/bind11
Udgave nummerJune
Sider (fra-til)69-84
ISSN1904-0008
StatusUdgivet - 6 nov. 2015

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  • #Snapchat, #panopticon, #synopticon, # the gaze, #the snapshot

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Christensen, J. R., Hansen, J. C., Larsen, F. H., & Nielsen, J. S. (2015). From Snapshot to Snapchat: Panopticon or Synopticon? Akademisk Kvarter, 11(June), 69-84.
Christensen, Jørgen Riber ; Hansen, Julie Cecilie ; Larsen, Frederik Holm ; Nielsen, Jesper Sig . / From Snapshot to Snapchat : Panopticon or Synopticon?. I: Akademisk Kvarter. 2015 ; Bind 11, Nr. June. s. 69-84.
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From Snapshot to Snapchat : Panopticon or Synopticon? / Christensen, Jørgen Riber; Hansen, Julie Cecilie ; Larsen, Frederik Holm ; Nielsen, Jesper Sig .

I: Akademisk Kvarter, Bind 11, Nr. June, 06.11.2015, s. 69-84.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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