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Upcoming Talks – Fall 2014

23 Oct 14 – CSTMS Colloquium – “On the Importance of Price Information to Fishers and to Economists” November 4 – Center for Work, Technology & Organization, Stanford University

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Upcoming Talks – Spring 2014

April 9th – Santa Clara University, Management Department Seminar Series. April 28th & 29th – “The Materiality of Rumors,” University of Toronto, Culture and Technology Lecture Series. May 22nd – UCLA, Information Studies Colloquium Series.

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Revisiting the Fishers of Kerala, India at ICTD 2013 in Cape Town

A paper titled ‘Revisiting the Fishers of Kerala, India’ co-authored by Janaki Srinivasan and myself was accepted at the upcoming ICTD 2013 conference in Cape Town, South Africa.  This paper reported on our ethnographic case study of mobile phone use … Continue reading

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Podcast from the SfAA

I’m participating in a book project lead by Roger Sanjek, a sequel to his original edited book, “Fieldnotes: The Making of Anthropology.” The forthcoming book on “eFieldnotes” will consider the alteration to fieldwork practices following from the use of various … Continue reading

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Coverage in the Guardian

My book was cited in this piece in the Guardian by John Naughton: Online, some are more equal than others: much is made of the Internet being a level playing field…tell that to the kids in Ghana.

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Upcoming Public Talks – Spring 2013

Boston University, Visible + Invisible Users: Internet, Social Media, and Youth in Global Perspective. Monday, February 11, 2013. Time: 2 – 5:30 PM, Location: College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Ave, Room 209. Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Luncheon Series (RSVP … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Fishers of Kerala, India

I co-presented some new work with Janaki Srinivasan this week at the IMTFI annual conference for funded researchers. Our talk, “revisiting the fishers of Kerala, India” looks at all important issues of generalizability in ICTD research and practice. Our presentation … Continue reading

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Two New Book Reviews

of my book… One published for the Cyborgology Group Blog (part of the Society Pages, also home of the famed Sociological Images group blog) [Book Review] Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafés of Urban Ghana, by David Banks Another … Continue reading

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Book Review for ‘Invisible Users’ at LA Review of Books

The first review of my new book, by Kevin Donovan who says several very insightful things that I’m pleased to think my book in some way inspired, such as: “This dominant reductionist approach defines certain values, practices and technologies as … Continue reading

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Column #1 for Global Policy

Is the Digital Divide a defunct framework? My first column for Global Policy, a web-based journal run from my alma mater, The London School of Economics. One related item, on “exclusionary online subcultures” see this blog post where a Ugandan … Continue reading

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