1 Department of Education - Education, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Antropologi, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Antropologi, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
- The mobile phone as territorial markermobiltelefonen som territorial makør
This article is based on an ethnographic field study in a Danish youth club concerning the relationship between the mobile phone (the mobile) as object and the social setting the mobile phone is in. We are always potentially present with a mobile: talking, texting, listening to music, watching videos, writing mails - done from everywhere and continuously in private and public spaces. As a technological object, it has no intentions, but the social space, landscape and soundscape changes and grows when everyone is hooked up to the physical and the virtual realm via the mobile. My assumption is that the mobile can be understood as both enlarging and enclosing the individual at one and the same time. In the article I focus on how “the sound of the mobile matter” and how we take up space by virtue of our body, artefacts and, not least, the mobile phone and all the sounds connected to it.