Adriana de Souza e Silva is a Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Director of the Mobile Gaming Research Lab. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on the creative ways people appropriate mobile technologies, including location-based games and mobile media art. In particular, she investigates how mobile and locative interfaces shape urban mobility and people’s interactions with public spaces, primarily in the developing world. She is the author or co-author of 7 books, and more than almost 50 articles in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. de Souza e Silva is a NC State University Faculty Scholar and has twice won the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award. Over the course of her career, de Souza e Silva has held visiting appointments or positions at the Pontifical Catholic University (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark). She teaches classes on mobile communication, internet studies, and histories of technology.