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Mobile Technology And Place

Author : Rowan Wilken
ISBN : 9781136463358
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40. 64 MB
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An international roster of contributors come together in this comprehensive volume to examine the complex interactions between mobile media technologies and issues of place. Balancing philosophical reflection with empirical analysis, this book examines the specific contexts in which place and mobile technologies come into focus, intersect, and interact. Given the far-reaching impact of contemporary mobile technology use – and given the lasting importance of the concept and experiences of place – this book will appeal to a wide range of scholars in media and cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy of technology.

Machines That Become Us

Author : James Everett Katz
ISBN : 1412827779
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The Handheld Library

Author : Thomas A. Peters
ISBN : 9781610693011
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 45. 56 MB
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Covering topics such as mobile reference, eBooks, mobile websites, and QR codes, this book examines the effects of the global mobile revolution on libraries and library users—critical information all librarians need. • Contains contributed chapters from active, innovative, respected librarians in the mobile library movement on ideas and trends for mobile libraries • Addresses aspects of the mobile revolution that are rarely covered, such as the use of tablet computers in archives and the mHealth information services movement • Provides updated descriptions of innovative mobile library services • Supplies practical advice and recommendations about mobile library systems and services

Tricksters Technology And Spirit

Author : Maggie Buxton
ISBN : OCLC:918943652
Genre : Augmented reality
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Author supplied keywords: Trickster; Integral; Spirit of place; Augmented reality; Locative mobile; Genius loci; Place; Practice; Geolocation; Papakura; Transdisciplinary; Creative technologies.

Travel Connections

Author : Jennie Germann Molz
ISBN : 9781136337031
Genre : Social Science
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Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘interactive travel’. Today’s travellers are more likely than ever to pack a laptop or a mobile phone and to use these devices to stay in touch with friends and family members – as well as to connect with strangers and other travellers – while they are on the road. New practices such as location-aware navigating, travel blogging, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now shape the way travellers engage with each other, with their social networks, and with the world around them. Travel Connections prompts a rethinking of the key paradigms in tourism studies in the digital age. Interactive travel calls into question longstanding tourism concepts such as landscape, the tourist gaze, hospitality, authenticity and escape. The book proposes a range of new concepts to describe the way tourists inhabit the world and engage with their social networks in the twenty-first century: smart tourism, the mediated gaze, mobile conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace. Based on intensive fieldwork with interactive travellers, Travel Connections offers a detailed account of this emerging phenomenon and uncovers the new forms of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that become possible in a mobile world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism studies, mobility studies and cultural studies.

Mobile Technology Consumption Opportunities And Challenges

Author : Ciaramitaro, Barbara L.
ISBN : 9781613501511
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Whether used for communication, entertainment, socio-economic growth, crowd-sourcing social and political events, monitoring vital signs in patients, helping to drive vehicles, or delivering education, mobile technology has been transformed from a mode to a medium. Mobile Technology Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges explores essential questions related to the cost, benefit, individual and social impact, and security risks associated with the rapid consumption of mobile technology. This book presents the current state of mobile technologies and their use in various domains including education, healthcare, government, entertainment, and emerging economic sectors.

The Mobile Audience

Author : Martin Rieser
ISBN : 9789042031289
Genre : Computers
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The convergence of mobile technologies and ubiquitous computing is creating a world where information-rich environments may be mapped directly onto urban topologies. This book tracks the history and genesis of locative and wearable media and the ground-breaking work of pioneer artists in the field. It examines changing concepts of space and place for a wide range of traditional disciplines ranging from Anthropology, Sociology, Fine Art and Architecture to Cultural and Media Studies, Fashion and Graphic design. Mobile and Pervasive media are beginning to proliferate in the landscape of computer mediated interaction in public space through the emergence of smartphone technologies such as the iPhone, cloud computing extended wifi services and the semantic web in cities. These dispersed forms of interaction raise a whole series of questions on the nature of narrative and communication, particularly in relation to an audience's new modes of mobile participation and reception. These issues are explored through a series of focused essays by leading theorists, seminal case studies and practitioner interviews with artists at the cutting edge of these technologies, who are extending the potential of the medium to enhance and critique technological culture. By emphasizing the role of the audience in this nomadic environment, the collection traces the history and development of 'ambulant' artistic practice in this new domain, creating an essential handbook for those wishing to understand the dominant global technology of the 21st Century and its implications for Art, Culture and Audience.

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