Everyday carry (EDC) is a collection of items carried routinely by people, in pockets, on wrists, or in bags. Th is initial article on EDC attempts to portray and interpret mobility-related EDC, which mediates between moving persons and their devices or activities. Our discussion begins with a general introduction of EDC, presented as utilities and preparedness accessories, followed by historical and functional expositions of four routinely carried mobility items: home keys, car keys, watches, and smartphones. Th ese four items have been developed at diff erent times and places, thus responding to varying human needs. Th en, mobility-related EDC items are interpreted from two perspectives: everyday life, noting their unique use by owners, and mobility, noting the instant access to mobility that they facilitate, thus turning potential mobilities into practiced ones.
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- Everyday mobility
- Home key
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