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. (Ed.). Dialogues in Mobile Communication. New York: Routledge.
de Souza e Silva, A., Matos-Silva, M., & Nicolaci-da-Costa, A. (Forthcoming). Location-based services in Brazil: Reframing privacy, mobility, and location. In In C. Marvin, S. Hong, & B. Zelizer (Eds.). Context Collapse: Reassembling the Spatial (pp. xx-xx). New York: Routledge.
Reconfiguring the public sphere. Media@McGill International Colloquium. McGill University, Montréal: Canada: March 18-19, 2016. Check out … [Read More...]
Farman, J., & de Souza e Silva, A. (2015). Mobile media origins: Rare earth minerals and the ecological impact of a mobile device. Society for … [Read More...]
de Souza e Silva, A., Farman, J., & Bueno, D. M. C. (2015). The life cycle of a mobile phone: Material cultures of manufacturing and consumption … [Read More...]
de Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2016). Locational privacy. In J. Farman (Ed.). Foundations of Mobile Media Studies: Essential texts on the … [Read More...]