——————–Examples of Good and Bad Interviews———————-
- Excerpts from “Learning from Strangers” by Robert Weiss
- Examples of Bad Interviews (with commentary)
- Example of a Good Interview (with commentary)
——————–Literature on Tech in Public Places———————-
- Technology in Public Places a Bibliography.
- Cellphones in public: social interactions in a wireless era, by Lee Humphreys (2005) in New Media and Society. Year long observational field study and in-depth interviews about changing social norms of interaction in public space in the wake of public cell phone use.
- Living for the Global City: Mobile Kits, urban Interfaces, and Ubicomp, by Scott Mainwaring et al (2005) from the Proceedings of UbiComp. Study of professionals in three global cities and their practies of urban interfacing. Examines the kits (of tools/technologies) that people moving through these urban settings carry with them.
- Community and Social Interaction in the Wireless City: Wi-fi use in Public and semi-Public Spaces, by Keith Hampton and Neeti Gupta (2008), in New Media and Society. How wi-fi was used and influence social interactions in four settings – cafes in Boston and Seattle. Practices of making public spaces more private, cafes made over into workplaces, shielding behavior against other cafe patrons to preserve productivity. By contrast the practices of ‘place makers’ who engage others, are sociable.
- On the Move: Technology, Mobility, and the Mediation of Social Time and Space, by Nicola Green (2002), in The Information Society. Ethnographic fieldwork to explore how mobile communications technologies mediate time in relation to mobile spaces.
———————–Collected Field Notes (Assignment 1)———————
Farmer’s Market Group:
- Heart of the City Farmer’s Market, UN Plaza, SF (Adrian) and Observations #2
- Downtown Berkeley Farmer’s Market (Cindy)
- Temescal farmer’s market (Lisa) and Observations #2
- Off the Grid Event (Ginette) (observations #1 and #2)
- Bank of America ATM, Durant and College (Andrew)
- Bank of America ATM, Durant and College (Lena), and Observations #2
- Wells Fargo Bank ATM, Bancroft (Ishita) and Observations #2