Vol 33, No 3 (2008)

Wireless Technologies, Mobile Practices

Cover Page

Photo by Bryce Macfarlane.

[murmur]’s Spadina Avenue installation was launched in October 2005 and funded primarily by Toronto’s “Live With Culture” program.

Table of Contents


Wireless Technologies, Mobile Practices
Barbara Crow, Kim Sawchuk, Richard Smith


Éther 2.0: Révolutions sans fil
Ghislain Thibault, Thierry Bardini
Calling Dick Tracy! or, Cellphone Use, Progress, and a Racial Paradigm
Judith A. Nicholson
Sonic Signage: [murmur], the Refrain, and Territoriality
Darren S. Wershler
Building Wi-Fi Networks for Communities: Three Canadian Cases
Catherine Middleton, Barbara Crow
From Mobile Phone to Mobile Device: News Consumption on the Go
Oscar Westlund
Laptops in the Living Room: Mobile Technologies and the Divide between Work and Private Time among Interactive Agency Workers
Sam Ladner
“No Apple iPhone? You Must Be Canadian”: Mobile Technologies, Participatory Culture, and Rhetorical Transformation
Isabel Pedersen


How Usable Are Outdoor Wireless Networks?
Amelia Bryne Potter, Neal McIntyre, Catherine A Middleton
Designing for Mobile: A Walk in the Park
Martha J. Ladly


Put on Your Bunny Ears, Take Your TV around the Block: Old and New Discourses of Gender and Nation in Mobile, Digital, and HDTV
Marusya Bociurkiw

Review Essay

Media Concentration, Freedom of Expression, and Democracy
Roger A. Shiner, Sara Weaver


Citizens or Consumers? What the Media Tell Us about Political Participation
Jennifer R. Pybus
Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in Canada
Geneviève A. Bonin
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