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Book: The Reconstruction of Space and Time: Mobile Communication Practices

The Reconstruction of Space and Time: Mobile Communication Practices By Rich Ling, Scott Campbell (editors) Published by Transaction Publishers, 2008 ISBN 141280809X, 9781412808095 304 pages Google preview Summary One of the most significant and obvious examples of how mobile communication…

Johannesburg conference showcases African bottom-up innovation in mobile phone use

If you are interested in bottom-up innovation within emerging markets using mobile phones, the recent MobileActive08 conference (more here) in Johannesburg, South Africa generated a wealth of materials. Below are some videos: Mobiles and news gathering at Al Jazeera Safdar…

The many futures of our digital lives

We all live in a digital world, although it means different things to different people. In her inaugural public lecture as Adelaide’s Thinker in Residence, Intel’s Genevieve Bell will explore how digital technology is shaping our lives, our culture, and…

Nokia Life Tools: designed to help emerging markets

Last week, Nokia launched its Nokia Life Tools (backgrounder), a range of innovative agriculture information and education services designed especially for rural and small town communities in emerging markets. From the press release: “Nokia Life Tools helps overcome information constraints…

Everyday Digital Money workshop at UC Irvine

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine recently organised a workshop on innovation in digital money, entitled Everyday Digital Money. The workshop examined this emerging, complex, and unevenly distributed landscape of digital money innovation from cultural,…