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Hybrid Spaces 2.0

de Souza e Silva, A. (2023). Hybrid Spaces 2.0: Connecting networked urbanism, uneven mobilities, and creativity in a (post)pandemic world. Mobile Media and Communication, 11 (1), 59-65. DOI: 10.1177/20501579221132118.
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Making the COVID-19 Pandemic Visible

de Souza e Silva, A. (2022). Making the COVID-19 Pandemic Visible: The power of grass-roots mapping initiatives. International Journal of Communication, 16, 3988-4007. Abstract: Since March 2020, digital maps have been used around the world to spatially display COVID-19 cases and deaths. Some of these maps aggregate official government data, ...
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Mobile Networked Creativity Repository

To explore the idea of creativity as a collective and networked process that involves people and technologies, we created an online resource to crowdsource examples of "Mobile Networked Creativity" from around the world. Our goal is to decolonize traditional ideas of creativity, by building a crowdsourced repository of creative practices ...
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Advanced Topics in Communication: Networked Mobilities

Department: Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Ph.D. ProgramInstitution: NC State UniversityTerm: Spring 2022 The rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has contributed to the growth and importance of networks. We can now speak of not only communication networks but also of financial, military, social, cultural, and political networks, to name ...
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Podcast: Digital Mapping and the Pandemic

NC State News Podcasts: Digital Mapping and the Pandemic -- an interview with Tracey Peake NCSU News. NC State University. Dec. 8th, 2021. "Digital mapping is a versatile tool. It can be used for everything from real time navigation to tracking the course of a pandemic. Adriana de Souza e ...
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Playful Mobilities in the Global South

Souza e Silva, A., Glover-Rijkse, R., Njathi, A., & De Cunto Bueno, D. (2023) Playful Mobilities in the Global South: A study of Pokémon Go play in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi. New Media & Society, 25(5) 963-979. DOI: 10.1177/14614448211016400. Abstract: Pokémon Go is the most popular location-based game worldwide. ...
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The Retro Mobile Gaming Database

The Retro Mobile Gaming Database (RMGD) contains a collection of mobile games from 1975 to 2008. This database allows users to search games by multiple search criteria including title, year developed, type of game, and more. This robust search system will help researchers not only to find games but also ...
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The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

In this companion, a diverse, international, and interdisciplinary group of contributors and editors examine the rapidly expanding, far-reaching field of mobile media as it intersects with art across a range of spaces—theoretical, practical and conceptual. As a vehicle for, and of, the everyday, mobile media is recalibrating the relationship between ...
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Mobile Networked Creativity

de Souza e Silva, A., & Xiong-Gum, M. (2020). Mobile Networked Creativity: A theoretical framework for understanding creativity as survival. Communication Theory, 31 (4), 821-840. DOI: 10.1093/ct/qtaa006. [pre-print version] Abstract: Mobile networked creativity is an emergent practice that arises from the ongoing relationships among people and people with technologies—or networked ...
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Urban Mobility in Context

de Souza e Silva, A., Damasceno, C. S., Bueno, D. M., & Grandinetti, J. (2020). 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 and Society (pp. ...
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Generic Phones in Context

de Souza e Silva, A., Damasceno, C. S., & Bueno, D. (2019). Generic Phones in Context: The circulation and social practices of mobile devices in Rio de Janeiro. In R. Wilken, G. Goggin & H. Horst (Eds.), Location Technologies in International Context (pp. 158-172). London: Routledge.
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Location-Based Services in Brazil

de Souza e Silva, A., Matos-Silva, M., & Nicolaci-da-Costa, A. (2017). Location-Based Services in Brazil: Reframing privacy, mobility, and location. In C. Marvin & S. Hong (Eds.). Place, Space, and Mediated Communication: Exploring context collapse (pp. 29-44). New York: Routledge.
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Dialogues on Mobile Communication

In this book, top scholars in the field of mobile communication discuss the major issues related to the use of mobile phones in today’s society, such as the tension between private and public, youth mobile culture, creative appropriations of mobile devices, and mobile methods. Each chapter unfolds as an open ...
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Pokémon Go as an HRG

de Souza e Silva, A. (2016). Pokémon Go as an HRG: Mobility, sociability, and surveillance in hybrid spaces. Mobile Media and Communication, 5 (1), 20-23. DOI:10.1177/2050157916676232. Abstract: In July 2016, Niantic Labs released the hybrid/augmented reality game Pokémon Go. Due to the game’s sudden enormous success, many mobile phone users all ...
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Playful Urban Apaces

de Souza e Silva, A., & Hjorth, L. (2016). Playful Urban Spaces: A historical approach to mobile games. In G. Goggin, R. Ling, & L. Hjorth (Eds.). Mobile Technologies, 4-vol. set. Volume III: Mobile Media – Technologies, Networks, and Intimacies (pp. 81-105). New York: Routledge.
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Department Professor Wins University Faculty Scholar Award

"In November, a faculty member from the Department of Communication was selected as a University Faculty Scholar. Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva, associate professor and director of the CRDM program, is the first person in the department to receive this award and only the sixth from Humanities and Social ...
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A Certain Type of Freedom

Gerodimos, R. (2015). A Certain Type of Freedom [15 mins]. This video looks at the challenges facing urban youth in public space and the role of digital media in facilitating and hindering engagement with the urban landscape. It cites my book with Eric Gordon, Net locality: Why location matters in ...
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At the Edge of the Present

Gerodimos, R. (2015). At the Edge of the Present [16 mins]. This video looks at the role of urban public space and the challenges facing our engagement with it and with each other. It cites my book with Eric Gordon, Net Locality: Why location matters in a networked world.
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2015-2016 University Faculty Scholar Award

The University Faculty Scholars Program was established in 2012 by Chancellor Woodson to recognize and reward emerging academic leaders among our faculty. Each year, approximately twenty tenured or tenure-track faculty scholars are identified to receive this honor.  Faculty members selected as University Faculty Scholars will carry the title for a ...
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Location-Based Mobile Games

de Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2015). Location-Based Mobile Games: Interfaces to urban spaces. In V. Frissen, S. Lammes, M. De Lange, J. De Mul, & J. Raessens (Eds.). Playful Identities: The ludification of digital media cultures (pp. 169-180). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
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Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile communication in hybrid spaces

Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation networks, navigating urban spaces, and connecting with social networks while on the move, researchers need new approaches and methods to bring together mobilities with ...
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Net Locality

de Souza e Silva, A., & Gordon, E. (2014). Net Locality. In P. Adey, D. Bissell, K. Hannam, P. Merriman & M. Sheller (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities (pp. 134-142). New York: Routledge.
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Mobile Narratives

de Souza e Silva, A. (2013). Mobile Narratives: Reading and writing urban space with location-based technologies. In N. K. Hayles, & J. Pressman (Eds.). Comparative Textual Media: Transforming humanities in the postprint era (pp. 33-52). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
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The waning distinction between private and public: Net locality and the restructuring of space

de Souza e Silva, A., & Gordon, E. (2013). The waning distinction between private and public: Net locality and the restructuring of space. In K. Gates (Ed.). The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, volume VI: Media Studies Futures (pp.195-214). Boston: Blackwell. Abstract: Media history is an emerging field. Ambiguities about its object of ...
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Location-Aware Mobile Technologies

de Souza e Silva, A. (2013). Location-Aware Mobile Technologies: Historical, social, and spatial approaches. Mobile Media and Communication, 1 (1), 116-121. DOI: 10.1177/2050157912459492. Translation in Portuguese: de Souza e Silva, A. (2013). Tecnologias Móveis de Posicionamento: Abordagens históricas, sociais e espacias. Verso e Reverso, XXVII (64), 19-23. DOI: 10.4013/ver.2013.27.64.03. Abstract: With the popularization of smartphones, ...
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An Urban Encounter

Shklovski, I., & de Souza e Silva, A. (2012). An Urban Encounter: Realizing online connectedness through local urban play. Information, Communication and Society, 16 (3), 340-361. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2012.756049. Abstract: Computing research has long been interested in location-aware mobile games, such as hybrid reality games, location-based games and urban games. With an increasingly pervasive ...
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Location-aware technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces: Beyond networks and mobilities

de Souza e Silva, A. (2011). Location-aware technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces: Beyond networks and mobilities. 2nd International Conference of the Pan-American Mobilities Network and the Cosmobilities Network: Mobilities in Motion--New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities. Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA: March 21-23.
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Location-Aware Technologies

de Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2011). Location-Aware Technologies: Control and privacy in hybrid spaces. In J. Packer, & S. Wiley (Eds.), Communication Matters: Materialist approaches to media, networks, and mobility (pp. 265-275). New York: Routledge.
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Location-Aware Mobile Media and Urban Sociability

Sutko, D. M., & de Souza e Silva, A. (2011). Location-Aware Mobile Media and Urban Sociability. New Media & Society, 13 (5), 807-823. DOI:10.1177/1461444810385202. Abstract: Location-aware mobile media allow users to see their locations on a map on their mobile phone screens. These applications either disclose the physical positions of known ...
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Book Review of Digital Cityscapes

Bunting, B. (2010). Book Review: Adriana de Souza e Silva and Daniel M. Sutko, eds, Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playscapes, New York: Peter Lang, 2009. New Media & Society, 12 (8), 1396-1398.
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Locational Privacy in Public Spaces

de Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2010). Locational Privacy in Public Spaces: Media discourses on location-aware mobile technologies. Communication, Culture and Critique, 3(4), 503-525. DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-9137.2010.01083.x. Abstract: This article analyzes 4 months of popular press articles from major publications about location-aware mobile phones. Our results identify 2 main areas: the ...
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Locative mobile social networks

de Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2010). Locative Mobile Social Networks: Mapping communication and location in urban spaces. Mobilities, 5 (4), 485-506. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2010.510332. Abstract: This study conceptualizes the new spatial logic created by the social use of location aware mobile technologies, analyzing how mobile communities are formed by ...
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Digital Cityscapes: Merging digital and urban playspaces

The convergence of smartphones, GPS, the Internet, and social networks has given rise to a playful, educational, and social media known as location-based and hybrid reality games. The essays in this book investigate this new phenomenon and provide a broad overview of the emerging field of location-aware mobile games, highlighting ...
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OnSite and Engaged

Dannels, D. P., & de Souza e Silva, A. (2009). OnSite and Engaged: Hybrid reality games in communication across the curriculum. In A. de Souza e Silva, & D. M. Sutko (Eds.), Digital Cityscapes: Merging digital and urban playspaces (pp. 321-338). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
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Playful urban spaces

de Souza e Silva, A., & Hjorth, L. (2009). Playful urban spaces: A historical approach to mobile games. Simulation & Gaming, 40 (5), 602-625. DOI: 10.1177/1046878109333723. Abstract: This article provides a historical overview of the development of urban, location-based, and hybrid-reality mobile games. It investigates the extent to which urban spaces ...
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Hybrid Reality and Location-Based Gaming

de Souza e Silva, A. (2009). Hybrid Reality and Location-Based Gaming: Redefining mobility and game spaces in urban environments. Simulation & Gaming, 40 (3), 404-424. DOI: 10.1177/1046878108314643. Abstract: Hybrid reality games and location-based mobile games use urban spaces as the game scenario and are played with the aid of mobile technologies ...
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Playing life and living play

de Souza e Silva, A., & Sutko, D. (2008). Playing Life and Living Play: how hybrid reality games reframe space, play, and the ordinary. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25 (5), 447-465. Abstract: Hybrid reality games (HRGs) employ mobile technologies equipped with Internet access and location awareness to create a multiuser ...
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de Souza e Silva, A. (2007). eXistenZ: From fiction to reality. In: F. Borries, S. Walz, & M. Böttger (Eds.), Space Time Play: Computer games, architecture and urbanism — the next level (pp. 316-317). Basel/Berlin/Boston: Birkhäuser Publishers for Architecture.
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Cell phones and Places

de Souza e Silva, A. (2007). Cell Phones and Places: The use of mobile technologies in Brazil In: H. Miller (Ed.), Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access (pp. 295-310). Dortdrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
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Interfaces of Hybrid Spaces

de Souza e Silva, A. (2006). Interfaces of Hybrid Spaces. In: A. P. Kavoori, & N. Arceneaux (Eds.), The Cell Phone Reader: Essays in social transformation (pp. 19-44). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
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Re-Conceptualizing the Mobile Phone

de Souza e Silva, A. (2006). Re-Conceptualizing the Mobile Phone: From telephone to collective interfaces. Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 4 (2), 108-127. Abstract: interfaces change our relationship to space and create new social environments via media art and pervasive games. This paper conceptualizes mobile phones as beyond two-way voice ...
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Hybrid Reality Games Reframed

de Souza e Silva, A., & Delacruz, G. (2006). Hybrid Reality Games Reframed: Potential uses in educational contexts. Games and Culture, 1 (3), 231-251. DOI: 10.1177/1555412006290443. Abstract: Hybrid reality games (HRGs) employ mobile technologies and GPS devices as tools for transforming physical spaces into interactive game boards. Rather than situating participants in simulated ...
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From Cyber to Hybrid

de Souza e Silva, A. (2006). From Cyber to Hybrid: Mobile technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces. Space & Culture, 9 (3), 261-278. DOI: 10.1177/1206331206289022. Reprint: de Souza e Silva, A. (2016). From Cyber to Hybrid: Mobile technologies as interfaces of hybrid spaces. In G. Goggin, R. Ling, & L. Hjorth (Eds.). Mobile Technologies, ...
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de Souza e Silva, A. (2005). Posicionamento: Criando novos significados para a tecnologia celular [Location-awareness: Creating new meanings for cellular technology] [JPG] In: Meio&Mensagem (Mídia&Mercado). (September 19, 2005), Ano XXVII, n. 1176. São Paulo, Brazil.
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Arte e Tecnologias Móveis

de Souza e Silva, A. (2005). Arte e Tecnologias Móveis: Hibridizando espaços públicos (Art and Mobile Technologies: the hybridization of public spaces. In: A. Parente, (Ed.), Tramas da Rede: Novas dimensões filosóficas, estéticas e políticas da comunicação (pp. 282-297). Porto Alegre, Brazil: Editora Sulinas.
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The Invisible Imaginary

de Souza e Silva, A. (2005). The Invisible Imaginary: Museum spaces, hybrid reality and nanotechnology. In: N. K. Hayles, (Ed.), NanoCulture: Implications of the new technoscience (pp. 27-46). Bristol, UK: Intellect Books.
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From Simulations to Hybrid Space

de Souza e Silva, A. (2004). From Simulations to Hybrid Space: How nomadic technologies change the real. Technoetic Arts: An international journal of speculative research, 1 (3), 209-221. Abstract: This paper states that the concept of real is modified by the emergence of nomadic technology devices, which are responsible for creating a ...
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From multiuser environments as (virtual) spaces to (hybrid) spaces as multiuser environments: Nomadic technology devices and hybrid communication places Communication and Culture, Department of Communication, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2004). This dissertation addresses how mobile communication technologies, such as cell phones, play an active role in creating ...
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A Quantum Leap

"A Quantum Leap." [PDF 961 KB] by Johnson, R. L. Los Angeles Times Calendar. Monday, December 22. Pages 1 – E3. (about ‘nano’.)
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de Souza e Silva, A., & Winkler, F. (2002). <strike>database</strike>. In Proceedings of SIGraDi: VI Ibero-American Congress of Digital Graphics / Arte y Diseño Digital (pp. 2014-2017). Caracas, Venezuela. Abstract: This paper is a theoretical essay on the installation database. database is an electronic reading device that deals with the ...
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Design: Interface da Contemporaneidade (Design: Interface of contemporary times) Communication and Image Technology, Department of Communication, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1999). This thesis analyzes graphic design as an interface of contemporary times, that is, as a (printed / on screen) representation of today’s society. I argue that ...
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O Construtivismo no Brasil: Uma solução européia? Ou uma não-solução? (Functionalism in Brazil: An European solution? Or a non-solution?) Social Communication / Journalism. School of Communications, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1996). This Monograph analyzes the development of constructivist design in Brazil through its European antecedents: the functionalist ...