Monthly Archives: June 2012

Final Lecture, 6/28

Class, it has been a pleasure to get to know you in these six weeks. This lecture will include a review of the major topics we discussed in the course and leave you with a few key takeaways relating to … Continue reading

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Lecture 11, 6/26

Enter mobile phones. What do users do with them? Talk on the phone? Not just. In this class, we will talk about some of the motivations that underlie feature (and smart) phone adoption and how these phones are being used … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion, 6/21

The topic of this discussion will be “Mobile Phones and their Affordances” and our panelists will talk about their experiences with mobile technologies, why they chose to look at the mobile phone for their work, and what challenges they faced … Continue reading

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Lecture 9, 6/19

Great job with the presentations last Thursday! In this class, we will discuss community radio initiatives and projects that have been focused on citizen journalism. We will also discuss themes of democratization and surveillance as they relate to these projects.

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Lecture 7, 06/12

In this lecture, we will discuss user appropriation of technology. The focus will be on rural China, where Elisa Oreglia – our guest speaker for the day – does her research. Below is a description of her talk. Online even … Continue reading

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Lecture 6, 6/7

In this lecture, we will talk about digital technologies and the production of social inequality in their design and use. Our guest speaker, Christo Sims, will discuss these themes in the context of his research in a new public school … Continue reading

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