Links to other related sites

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.

UK institutions

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| - http://mobility.is.lse.ac.uk|

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

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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 Pag|e - 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.

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