In thinking about field research ideas, I am considering studying the following technologies within uniquely domestic environments:
The anthropomorphization of roomba robotic products interests me. How do people anthropomorphize the roomba (name? dress? talk to/about)? Why do people anthropomorphize the roomba (what cues are they responding to?)? What are the duration and intensity of these practices.
Pleo is very interesting to me because I have encountered many Pleo inspired blogs that speak about intense maternal feelings experienced in relations to owning and interacting with this robot dinosaur. I am interested in exploring the intensity, duration, and nature of these feelings and interactions.