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Everyday life in (front of) the screen: the consumption of multiple screen technologies in the living room context

Evelien D'heer UGent, Cédric Courtois UGent and Steve Paulussen UGent (2012) 10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings.
abstract
Today's (home) media environment is becoming increasingly saturated. Smartphones, tablets and laptops enter our living room and possibly alter our television viewing experience. In this paper, we want to grasp how ‘screen technologies’ are interrelated on a textual (content) and a material level (technological object), from a user perspective. By means of domestic in-depth interviews with owners of multiple screen technologies, we interpret the integration of multiple secondary screens in the everyday television viewing behavior. In most cases, the use of second screens is not related to television content. Nonetheless, we also found evidence of changing dynamics concerning public and private spaces, as people extend television text on their second screens into online social spaces or more generally, the Internet. These interactive structures provide individuals with opportunities as well as threats. In conclusion, we identify directions for future research on the consumption and reception of television.
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10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings
pages
4 pages
publisher
Ghent University, Department of Communication studies
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
conference name
10th European Interactive TV Conference (EuroITV - 2012)
conference location
Berlin, Germany
conference start
2012-07-04
conference end
2012-07-06
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2958004
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2958004
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2012-07-08 12:29:16
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2012-07-09 15:02:59
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  abstract     = {Today's (home) media environment is becoming increasingly saturated. Smartphones, tablets and laptops enter our living room  and possibly alter our television viewing experience. In this paper, we want to grasp how {\textquoteleft}screen technologies{\textquoteright} are interrelated on a textual (content) and a material level (technological object), from a user perspective. By means of domestic in-depth interviews with owners of multiple screen technologies, we interpret the integration of multiple secondary screens in the everyday television viewing behavior. In most cases, the use of second screens is not related to television content. Nonetheless, we also found evidence of changing dynamics concerning public and private spaces, as people extend television text on their second screens into online social spaces or more generally, the Internet. These interactive structures provide individuals with opportunities as well as threats. In conclusion, we identify directions for future research on the consumption and reception of television.},
  author       = {D'heer, Evelien and Courtois, C{\'e}dric and Paulussen, Steve},
  booktitle    = {10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Berlin, Germany},
  pages        = {4},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Communication studies},
  title        = {Everyday life in (front of) the screen: the consumption of multiple screen technologies in the living room context},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
D’heer, Evelien, Cédric Courtois, and Steve Paulussen. 2012. “Everyday Life in (front of) the Screen: The Consumption of Multiple Screen Technologies in the Living Room Context.” In 10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies.
APA
D’heer, E., Courtois, C., & Paulussen, S. (2012). Everyday life in (front of) the screen: the consumption of multiple screen technologies in the living room context. 10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings. Presented at the 10th European Interactive TV Conference (EuroITV - 2012), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies.
Vancouver
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D’heer E, Courtois C, Paulussen S. Everyday life in (front of) the screen: the consumption of multiple screen technologies in the living room context. 10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies; 2012.
MLA
D’heer, Evelien, Cédric Courtois, and Steve Paulussen. “Everyday Life in (front of) the Screen: The Consumption of Multiple Screen Technologies in the Living Room Context.” 10th European Interactive TV Conference, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies, 2012. Print.