I work in the emerging fields of digital media and mobile communication. I study how mobile technologies help us make sense of our interactions with public spaces and to society. There are two main interrelated trends to my research. The first deals with the study of location-aware mobile technologies such as GPS-equipped cell phones. I investigate how location-based mobile games and location-based social networks enable people to coordinate their activities with others, to gain information … Learn more »
de Souza e Silva, A. (2019). Location-based Urban Mobile Apps in Rio de Janeiro: Towards a Model that Supports Perpetual Contact for Sustainable … [Read More...]
de Souza e Silva, A., & Damasceno, C. S. (2018). The history of mobile telephony in Brazil: Privatization, regulation, and access. #AoIR2018, … [Read More...]
Rogers, A., Burke, A., de Souza e Silva, A., & Nickels, C. (2018). Challenging Communication Students to Design the Library of the Future. … [Read More...]
de Souza e Silva, A., Damasceno, C. S., & Bueno, D. (2019). Generic Phones in Context: The circulation and social practices of mobile devices in … [Read More...]
Editors: Adriana de Souza e Silva & Ragan Glover-Rijkse
Published: March 18, 2020
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This book explores hybrid play as a site of interdisciplinary activity―one that is capable of generating new forms of mobility, communication, subjects, and artistic expression as well as new ways of interacting with and understanding the world.
The chapters in this collection explore hybrid making, hybrid subjects, and hybrid spaces, generating interesting conversations about the past, current and future nature of hybrid play. Together, the authors offer important insights into how place and space are co-constructed through play; how, when, and for what reasons people occupy hybrid spaces; and how cultural practices shape elements of play and vice versa.
A diverse group of scholars and practitioners provides a rich interdisciplinary perspective, which will be of great interest to those working in the areas of games studies, media studies, communication, gender studies, and media arts.
de Souza e Silva, A., & Xiong, Mai Nou (2019). Mobile Networked Creativity: Understanding creativity as open communication. Top Paper: International Communication Association (ICA) conference. Gold Coast, Australia: May 24.
de Souza e Silva, A., Damasceno, C. S., Bueno, D. M., & Grandinetti, J. (Forthcoming). Urban mobility in context: A study about early adopters of location-based taxi-hailing apps. In: Ling, R., Goggin, G., Fortunati, L. Lim, S. S., & Li, Yuling (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication, Culture, and Information (pp. xx-xx). Oxford University Press.