Experiments with moving children and digital cameras

Kullman, Kim. 2012. Experiments with moving children and digital cameras. Children’s Geographies, 10(1), pp. 1-16. ISSN 1473-3285 [Article]

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Discussing an ethnography engaging 7–12-year-olds in digital filming and photography during school journeys in Helsinki, Finland, this article argues for an experimental attitude to participatory visual research with children. Such an attitude is inspired by science and technology studies, and seeks to open space for more situated styles of children's expression and participation by stressing the performative aspects of visual methods and media. Tracing out the unexpected ways in which children embodied digital cameras and shared them with friends, the article claims that experimentation invites researchers and participants alike to explore new modes of relating to one another and everyday practices, thereby drawing out the creative potential of methods and adjusting them better to empirical settings.

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05 Oct 2015 15:40

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