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Electronic Emotion

The Mediation of Emotion via Information and Communication Technologies

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Jane Vincent and Leopoldina Fortunati

Electronic emotion is the emotion lived, re-lived or discovered through machines. It is the emotion that users of information and communication technologies (ICTs) feel when using or not using different devices. Through ICTs emotion is amplified, shaped, stereotyped and re-invented but at the same time sacrificed. This book addresses a number of questions such as: What does electronic emotion actually mean? How does emotion change when mediated by information and communication technologies? How are the production and the consumption of electronic and mediated emotion articulated? What emotional investment do people express in ICTs? The editors have brought together a distinctive group of scholars from multiple disciplines including social sciences, linguistics and information sciences to discuss and provide some answers to these questions.
The Editors: Jane Vincent is Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey’s Digital World Research Centre.
Leopoldina Fortunati is Professor of the Sociology of Communication at the Faculty of Education, University of Udine.