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., & 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...]
de Souza e Silva (2017). Pokémon Go as an HRG: Mobility, sociability, and surveillance. Webinar Geothink&Learn 1: Pokémon Go. McGill University. … [Read 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 Mobilities. International Communication Association (ICA) conference. Washington, DC: 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.