When people move country, they experience new social, infrastructural, and ambient contingencies, which enables them to imagine otherwise unknowable possible futures ‘at home’. In this article, we mobilise a design anthropological approach to show how collaboration with temporary migrants can generate understandings that generate insights regarding future sustainable products in emerging economies. We draw on research with temporary Indonesian student migrants in Australia, which explored how they envisioned their possible domestic futures through their changing laundry practices.
Sarah Pink and John Postill
The Cellphone as an Enabler of Augmented Reality
Today's navigation is different, with no paper map or compass. Instead we use a cellphone that has a built-in GPS. Such a cellphone is also equipped with an embedded camera that can read signs in various languages and barcodes that most humans cannot decipher. Combined, the GPS and the camera participate in the production and exercise of augmented reality, where reality is presented with layers of information which are accessible only through technological mediation. Currently such mediation is enabled by the cellphone, thereby providing novel dimensions to our experience of mobility. Consequently it produces innovative ways of navigation and a new sensation of reality.
narrative technique and on the kind of spectatorship that particular techniques may encourage” (108). Accordingly, I bring the techniques and technologies underpinning screen production and reception into the frame in order to question how algorithmic
Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars
Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller
,” potentially distributing and organizing mobilities in new ways, or as dystopias of malfunctioning technology. 4 The suggested “new automobile paradigm” significantly affects not only the act of driving but also our “aesthetic, emotional and sensory responses
Marianne Ryghaug and Marit Toftaker
This article focuses on the introduction of electric vehicles in Norway and how electrical cars are understood culturally in relation to conventional car use. Theoretically, elements of social practice theory and the analysis of processes of domestication are combined to frame practical, cognitive, and symbolic dimensions of electric car use. The empirical data consists of individual and focus group interviews with electric car users. The analysis unpacks the implications of user-designated meaning in driving practices, competencies considered necessary when driving electric cars, and the material aspects regarded as critical features of electric car driving. Preliminary findings suggest that the practice of electric car driving alters user habits by making transportation needs more salient and raises both the technological and energy consumption awareness of users.
Kathleen Frazer Oswald
What Is Smart Transportation Infrastructure? While smart technologies generally align with twenty-first-century sensibilities concerning technology, convenience, safety, and security, no consistent definition for smart exists. 2 In most uses, the
Lieke Hettinga and Terrance Wooten
the three chapters intervene in understandings of cinematic and gendered modalities and technologies: the cut of the forward slash (/), the suture of the hyphen (-), and the multiplier of the asterisk (*) (20). The first chapter explores the motions
Eric J. Cunningham
,700 dams scattered across the archipelago ( Japan Commission on Large Dams 2009 ). As elsewhere, dams in Japan are not only technologies of water manipulation, but also socio-cultural phenomenon with implications for the ways that human actors relate to
Niklas Olsen, Irene Herrmann, Håvard Brede Aven, and Mohinder Singh
and the richness of the analyses presented in this one, such a work would be very welcome. The Merits of Mistranslation Eric Schatzberg, Technology: Critical History of a Concept (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018), 344 pp
Kinship, State and Social Media Conflict in Networked Jordan
masculinist and gerontocratic dynamics onto social media. I then examine what has happened as feuding and tribal conflict more generally move online, creating openings for new actors to emerge and create their own conflicts and publics using new technologies