The following links are chosen according to a number of criteria. In some cases they reflect institutions, projects or networks with which I am or have been associated, and which therefore somehow deal with the field of ICTs and everyday life (e.g. Media@LSE, EMTEL, HOIT, COST269, Integer). In some cases, institutions are cited because their staff work in related areas, and some of these websites have publication lists or downloadable papers.
Digital World, University of Surrey - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dwrc/
The Surrey Digital World Research Centre has conducted research on mobile telephony amongst other things. It has a number of downloadable papers and organises a wireless world conference each year.
Chimera, University of Essex - http://www.essex.ac.uk/chimera/
Chimera consists of social scientists formally working as BTExact. They have a publications list, some items of which are downloadable
Mobilities Group, University of Lancaster - http://comp/lancs.ac.uk/sociology/temobilities.html
The group has links to online papers on mobile phones
Research Network for Mobile Interaction and Pervasive Social Devices
This has a list of downloadable papers at http://mobility.is.ac.uk/html/downloads.htm
CRIC, University of Manchester - http://www.cric.ac.uk/cric/
This is an ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition. Although many of the publications focus on firms, some focus on consumption, the home and topics such as e-Commerce.
Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh - http://www.rcss.ed.ac.uk/technology
This centre is known for its work on the social shaping of technology. There is a publication list for this field at http://www.rcss.ed.ac.uk/technology/SSICTref.html
European programmes and networks
COST298 - http://www.cost298.org/
I participated in this 5-year funded COST action that started in 2006 and finished in 2010 - the third in a series of actions. It allowed a network of academics and those working in telecommunication companies to meet in order to explore questions about the use of ICTs. A number of reports and papers are available on this site. The network also organised a series of conferences. .
EMTEL - http://www.emtel2.org
The 'European Media Technology and Everyday Life' network is an EC funded network. It first existed from 1996-1999, when 6 biannual meetings on different themes each led to EMTEL working papers. In its new form (funded 2001-4), the 6 partners are each conducting research on different themes. The reports from these studies are downloadable. The network organised a conference at the LSE in 2003.
HOIT - http://www.hoit.org
The Home Orientated informatics and Telematics network has so far organised 4 conferences in 1998 (Amsterdam) 1994 (Copenhagen) 2000 (Wolverhampton) and 2003 (Irvine). Another conference is planned for York in 2005. For abstracts from the last conference, see http://crito.uci.edu/noah/abstracts1.htm
e-Living - www.living-digital.com
e-Living was an EC project from 2002-2004 involving a longitudinal survey of ICTs in Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway and the UK. Reports from this work are downloadable.
SIGIS - http://www.rcss.ed.ac.uk/sigis
This was an EC funded programme, finished in 2002 looking at issues of gender and social inclusion. The reports from various projects are downloadable.
Sociological Institute, University of Zurich - http://socio.ch/mobile/index_mobile.htm
This site has links to publications on the mobile phone and mobile computing and hosts some discussion groups in this field
Designing the User - http://www.zigt.ze.tu-muenchen.de/users/
This was the web-site of two German historians of technology which has the details of a network of people interested in the consumption of 20th Century technology as well a report on a workshop organised in December 2001.
Richard Ling Home Page - http://richardling.com
Richard is probably the most prolific writer on the topic of mobile phones, amongst other things
Sociology of the Mobile Phone - http//socio.ch./mobile/index_mobile.htm
This is a Swiss Site with links to various online texts worldwide, many of which concern the mobile in everyday life
North American institutions and programmes
Pew Internet and American Life Project - http://www.pewinternet.org/
This site has downloadable reports that have analysed a US database on Internet use.
Barry Wellam Homepage - http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
This site provides many downloadable papers from the work of Barry Wellman and colleagues on social networks and computer networks/the Internet as well as on other topics such as the Digital Divide.
NOAH project - http://www.crito.uci.edu/noah/publications.htm
The 'National Outlook for Automation in the Home' project is organised by Alladi Venkatesh and this site lists the publications that can be downloaded.
Resource Centre for Cybercultural Studies - http//www.comwashington.edu/rccs
Since 1997 the RCCS has been publishing detailed book reviews in this field - now averaging several per month.
Digital Youth Research - http://digital youth.ischool.berkeley.edu/
Silicon Valley Culture Project - http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/anthropology/svcp/index.html
This site relates to 15 years of ethnographic studies in the cultures living and working in the hi-tech communities of Silicon Valley.