Living Inside Mobile Social Information

April 29-30, 2013 at Boston University

An Experts' Workshop & Public Panel Discussion

Speakers

Juan Miguel Aguado

Juan Miguel Aguado

Juan Miguel Aguado teaches Communication Theory at the School of Communication and Information Studies, University of Murcia (Spain). His publications include 'Sociedad Móvil: Cultura, identidad y tecnología (Edited with Inmaculada J. Martínez, Biblioteca Nueva, 2008), Movilizad@s: Mujer y comunicaciones móviles en la Sociedad de la Información (Edited with Inmaculada J. Martinez and Iolanda Tortajada, Spanish Women Studies Institute, 2009), and 'Technology and Social Complexity (Edited with Eva Buchinger and Bernard Scott, Editum, 2010). Juan Miguel's research interests include mobile communication's ecosystem and its social and cultural implications. He is currently coordinating the final phase of a 4 year research on the evolution of mobile content and media supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and together with Inmaculada J. Martínez and Claudio Feijóo, he is coordinating a book on social aspects of mobile content addressed to Spanish and Latin-American Academia.

Lora Appel

Lora Appel

Lora is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Information Science at Rutgers University, NJ, where she is also a research and teaching assistant. Her current interest is focused on health informatics and mediated communication, rooted from the desire to empower patients and advance the health-care system through better information communication. She is also a research fellow at the Center for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) through which she is currently conducting a clinical trial at the Toronto General Hospital.

Lora has published articles and co-authored chapters in two books; she has also presented her work at a number of international conferences. Below are her works that address new media and healthcare, which have been presented or are in publication review process.

Joseph B. Bayer

Joseph B. Bayer is doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on self-control and emotion in the contexts of mobile communication and social media. His work in this area has recently been published in Computers in Human Behavior.

Dr. Somaya Ben Allouch

Dr. Somaya Ben Allouch

Somaya Ben Allouch is Assistant Professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She has been a visiting researcher at the Ambient Intelligence Research Lab of Stanford University in 2011 and 2012. Her main research interests are: 1) how people adopt and accept technologies in their everyday lives, with a specific focus on ubiquitous computing/ambient intelligent technologies; 2) the design and use of social robots in people’s private environments; and 3) social aspects of information and communication technologies. Somaya recently joined the editorial board of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments.

Jeffrey Boase

Jeffrey Boase

Jeffrey Boase is an assistant professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. His recent work examines the social utility ofsmartphones, with a focus on how this technology is used to bridge and bond with social ties. He has more than 20 published works, appearing in venues such as the JCMC, Human Communication Research, the American Behavioral Scientist Communication Research, and Information, Communication and Society. Dr. Boase received his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and while completing his studies he spent a year at the Harvard Kennedy School on a predoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Digital Government. After receiving his Ph.D. he spent two years working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Tokyo.

Scott W. Campbell

Scott W. Campbell

Scott W. Campbell, PhD is Associate Professor and Pohs Endowed Professor of Telecommunications in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. His research examines the social implications of mobile and social media, with emphasis on the dynamics of public and private life. Professor Campbell's research has been published in a number of scholarly venues including Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, New Media & Society and others.

Emílio Arruda Filho

Emílio Arruda Filho obtained his PhD in Marketing and E-commerce from the University of Bergamo, Italy (March, 2009). He is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Course of Business, University of Amazon (UNAMA), Brazil. He has been publishing in the areas of hedonic versus utilitarian consumer values in mobile telecommunications, including articles in International Journal of Technology Marketing, International Journal of Information Management and International Journal of Management and Network Economics. In 2007 and 2008, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Research Institute for Telecommunications and Information Marketing at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston – RI. Since 2009 he is the coordinator from the Technology Marketing Research Group in Brazil developing projects and researches in consumer behavior based on new devices and services related to IT and Telecommunications area. He is also the Editor in Chief of the Amazon, Organizations and Sustainability Journal (AOS), which is a new Brazilian Journal prospecting a new development to become an international Journal as soon as possible.

Leopoldina Fortunati

Leopodlina Fortunati

Leopoldina Fortunati is the director of the Doctoral Programme in Multimedia Communication at the University of Udine where she teaches Sociology of Communication and Culture. She has conducted several research in the field of gender studies, cultural processes and communication and information technologies. She is the author of many books and recently edited (2011) Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies (with Raul Pertierra and Jane Vincent), Routledge; (2012) Understanding Creative Users of ICTs. Users as Social Actors (with David Herold and Harmeet Sawhney), Routledge; (2012) Mobile Communication and the Greater China (with Wai-chi Rodney Chu, Leopoldina Fortunati, Pui-lam Law, Shanhua Yang), Routledge. She is associate editor of the journal The Information Society, represents Italy in the COST Domain Committee ISCH and is the co-chair of the International Association "The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication" (SSSMC). Her works have been published in eleven languages.

Matthew Hibberd

Matthew Hibberd is Professor of Communications and Head of Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling and is a Fellow of the College of Teachers (FCollT) and also the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). He is the Scottish Director of the Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV), among the UK's leading pressure groups for broadcasting. Matthew Hibberd was appointed Professor of Communication Theory at the LUISS University, Rome, in 2008, and has also held the highest visiting position (Invited Professor) at the Pontifical Gregorian University, since 2005.

Tetsuro Kobayashi

Tetsuro Kobayashi is an assistant professor in National Institute of Informatics, Japan. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Tokyo for his study of social consequences of the Internet use in Japan. His research area covers social network theory, social lcapital theory, and computer-mediated communication. He published his papers in journals such as Information, Communication & Society, AI & Society, Japanese Journal of Social Psychology.

Nalini Kotamraju

Nalini Kotamraju is Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen with affiliations to the Digital Media and Communication Research Group and the Interaction Design Research Group. Her main research interests are: 1) how people use technology to manage their identities and navigate their lives; 2) how design reinforces, reflects and reconfigures social cleavages; and 3) research methods. Her publications on one or more of these interests address new media skills in the webdesign industry, gender and web design skills, the politics of censorship and online content production, persona creation in software engineering, feminist practices in software usability work, user-centered design in e-government, and research methods in a digital age. Nalini also worked for 10 years as a user researcher in software engineering in Silicon Valley, most notably for Sun Microsystems Inc. She received her Ph.D. and Master Degree in Sociology from University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor Degree in Social Studies and a Bachelor Degree in Women’s Studies, both from Harvard College.

Christian Licoppe

Christian Licoppe

Christian Licoppe is a professor of sociology at the department of Social Science in telecom Paristech in Paris. Trained in history and sociology of science and technology, he is currently the head of the Social Science department at Telecom Paristech, after a stretch in industrial research, where he managed social science research at Orange R&D. Among other things he has worked in the field of mobility and communication studies for several years. He has used mobile geolocation and communication data to analyze mobility and sociability patterns of mobile phone users. He has studied various phenomena related to the proliferation of mediated communication events and ‘connected presence’. He has also studied extensively the uses of location aware games and proximity-aware mobile technologies communities. His recent work in mobile communication has focused on the development of methods to record and analyze the use of mobile communication in ‘natural’ situations (such as mobility and transport settings) and on the use of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to understand the organization of mobile communication as in Skype and mobile video calls.

Rich Ling

Rich Ling is a professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. Ling has a PhD from the University of Colorado in Sociology and an adjunct position at the University of Michigan. In addition, he has a position with the research organization of the mobile communications concern, Telenor. For the past two decades he has studied the social consequences of mobile communication. He has written several books in this area including The mobile connection (Morgan Kaufmann, 2004), New Tech, New Ties (MIT Press, 2008) and most recently Taken for grantedness (MIT Press, 2012). He is also a founding co-editor of the Sage Journal Mobile media and communication.

Diako Mardanbegi

Diako Mardanbegi is a PhD at IT University of Copenhagen. He has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Tehran and a M.Sc. in Biomechanical Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. His current research is within mobile gaze tracking for control of home appliances and to investigate how mobile eye trackers can be used for interaction with the environment. He has been doing research in the field of eye tracking since 2005 and as part of his work at the IT University of Copenhagen he developed the open-source Haytham Gaze Tracker.

Inmaculada J. Martinez

Inmaculada J. Martinez

Inmaculada J. Martinez teaches Advertising Ecosystem at the School of Communication and Information Studies, University of Murcia (Spain). Her publications include 'Sociedad Móvil: Cultura, identidad y tecnología ' ( Edited with Juan Miguel Aguado, Biblioteca Nueva, 2008) and 'Movilizad@s: Mujer y comunicaciones móviles en la Sociedad de la Información' ( Edited with Juan Miguel Aguado and Iolanda Tortajada, Spanish Women Studies Institute, 2010). Her research interests include mobile advertising and marketing, mobile merchandising, new media impact on consumer behaviour and mobile communications from gender perspective. Together with Juan Miguel Aguado and Claudio Feijóo, she is currently coordinating a book on social aspects of mobile content addressed to Spanish and Latin-American Academia.

Peppino Ortoleva

Peppino Ortoleva

Peppino Ortoleva (b. Naples 1948) has been active for more than thirty years as a scholar, critic, curator, at the crossroads of history, media studies, TV and radio authoring, museums and exhibits.

He is currently full professor of Storia e teoria dei media at the Università di Torino. He is correspondant étranger for Le temps des médias and member of the board of OBS, the multilingual on line journal on communication. He is member of the International Committee of Maison des Sciences de la Communication, Paris, and acts as an advisor for the McLuhan Program of the University of Toronto. He participates now in an European project on addictions, with a research on web gambling and web pornography. His new book, From Sex to Play , is an analysis of the role of play and ludicity in contemporary society and its relations with the "sexualization of the world" typical of the Twentieth Century. Before that his most recent book, Il secolo dei media. Riti abitudini mitologie was published in January 2009 and won in the same year the Premio Castiglioncello per la Comunicazione, a highly respected award for studies in the field. He is now working on a book dedicated to the role of myth in the information age.

Natalia Radywyl

Natalia Radywyl

Dr. Radywyl is currently a Fellow at Project for Public Spaces, New York City; Adjunct Research Fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia; and Research Associate at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research and projects span civic engagement, interactive media, ethnography and urban installations, including her PhD (2008), an investigation of museum visitor interaction with screen-based art, ethnographic studies about urban screens, broadcasting and social media, and coordinated tertiary courses in new media, policy, and urban culture. Natalia publishes about urbanism, art, media and politics, and recently co-edited a book about post-growth innovation, Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability (2011). As a social research consultant she has assisted government clients with audience research and communications strategy, and regularly works with non-profits dedicated to social innovation and community-oriented urban design.

Takahisa Suzuki

Takahisa Suzuki is a student of the Ph.D. Program of Department of Informatics, School of Multidisciplinary Sciences at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Japan. He received his M.S. degree in computer Science in 2008 from the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering at the Tokyo Institute ofTechnology, Tokyo, Japan. He was a research student at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) from 2009 to 2010. His areas of research interest aresocial psychology, mathematical sociology and information technology.

Matteo Tarantino

Matteo Tarantino

Matteo Tarantino is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Communications of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, where he lectures on new media and social networks and co-coordinates the development of the Heal the City geolocalized mobile app in partnership with MIT Mobile Experience Lab. His publications include: Lifeworld Keys and Intractable Objects: Privacy, Politics, and Mobile Symbolic Meanings in Italy (2010); In Search for Motivations: Exploring an Open Source Club in China (2010); Media and The Social Production of Urban Space (2013).