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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)
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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},
}