Jean François de Moya, ancien doctorant du laboratoire Humanis, a publié en mars dernier un article dans le "Information Systems Journal", co-écrit avec Jessie Pallud, enseignant-chercheur à l'EM Strasbourg.
Jean-François De Moya et Jessie Pallud (HuManiS, EM Strasbourg), ont co-écrit l'article "From panopticon to heautopticon: A new form of surveillance introduced by quantified‐self practices".
In this research, we investigate whether quantified‐self (QS) technologies, based on wearable technologies, enable individuals'empowerment or lead to their disempowerment. To understand better the potential paradoxical effects of QS technologies, we adopt acritical approach by mobilising the panopticon metaphor from Foucault's original writings and more precisely, his four core concepts,namely power, knowledge, body and space. Relying on a qualitative study that consists of the analysis of 12 interviews, 14 142 messagesextracted from online forums, and 30 blogs, we explore the discourses associated with the usage of QS technologies. Our findingsindicate that self‐quantification has ambivalent, conflicting effects—13 empowering and 11 disempowering—spanning the dimensions ofpower, knowledge, body and space. Our research also shows the emergence of micro‐surveillance of oneself, which we name theheautopticon. The implications of this critical research also offer possibilities for change by discussing social and individual emancipation.
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