Anyone using the new version of Mapstraction?
TweetWhen teaching my students at UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies how to visualise geographical data, I’ve previously used Mapstraction, along with a good textbook by Adam DuVander and his excellent Twitter geosearch example. The Mapstraction lesson only required a couple of small updates to form the basis of an assignment where the students [...]
Mobiles research @ UCT: The pick of 2011 CFMS student projects
TweetThis year for the first time I taught an MA level Mobile Media and Communication course to University of Cape Town postgraduates. It was a great privilege to work with such an bright group of students and spend a semester discussing the relationship between mobile technology and society, and exploring methodologies and theories for studying [...]
Read-Write-Erase: Mobile-mediated publics in South Africa’s 2009 elections
TweetI’m presenting a paper today with Jonathan Donner about the role of mobile Internet in the SA 2009 elections, at the International Conference on Mobile Communication and Social Policy, at the Center for Mobile Communication Studies, Rutgers University. The conference has been a wonderful way to meet social scientists and humanities scholars studying mobile communication [...]