Exertion and Escaping the Holiday Rationale
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We conducted a study of long term cyclists interviewed before and after their journeys. The interviews were focused on motivations and experiences, as well as on technological and infrastructural aspects. Amongst many aspects, participants reflected on the particular tradeoffs between pace and efficiency particular to these experiences, the attention to infrastructural constraints and opportunities as well as on the use of digital technologies. This problematises self-tracking technologies, often anchored in ideals of efficiency and performance, while simultaneously engaging in the kinds of bodily activities that these technologies are built for.
This work adds to our understanding on the role that technology has in enjoyment, and particularly, holiday making. We reconsider enjoyment through the lenses of bodily exertion, the inescapable steadiness of pace, repair work and scarcity of choice and infrastructure.
|Publication status||Published - 2019|