Love, Ritual and Videochat

  • Joseph “Jofish” Kaye
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Abstract

Technologies such as Skype and iChat have become increasingly commonplace in the home, and being used more and more often by families to communicate at a distance, despite the absences of support for such interaction that are common in an office setting. In this chapter I look at the topics of videochat and intimacy in HCI and CSCW, and propose an approach to taking such interactions seriously. I introduce the use of the Five Love Languages (5LL) system as a simple and approachable theoretical model for making sense of how people talk about communicating love through video chat in their extended family.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph “Jofish” Kaye
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  1. 1.Nokia ResearchPalo AltoUSA

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