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Based on a decade of empirical research in Brazil, de Souza e Silva presents how mobile media artists, game developers and resource constrained communities creatively appropriate cell phones and location-based technologies to ultimately re-create space and social interaction.

March 31 at 3 PM
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
EV Building, Resource Room 11.705
Concordia University SGW, 1515 Sainte-Catherine St. W.

For further information, please contact Dr. Jill Didur (jill.didur@concordia.ca).

Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Director of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program, and affiliated faculty at the Digital Games Research Center at NCSU. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor and co-author of several books, including Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011 with Eric Gordon), Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012 with Jordan Frith), and Mobility and locative media: Mobile communication in hybrid spaces (Routledge, 2014 with Mimi Sheller). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


This talk is sponsored by TAG Research Center and the SSHRC IG project: Greening Narrative: Locative Media, Globalization and the Environment.

Milieux Institute
Urban Futures Working Group
Department of English