“After the Smartphone has arrived in the Village….”

IDIA2020: 11th International Development Informatics Association conference. United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society Macau SAR, China, March 25-27, 2020.

It is interesting stuff. There was a lot more to say about microlevel change but there was a page limit. It’s a paper about how to measure change with a technological intervention.   In [...]

Article on Particpatory Action Research in Bangladesh

Sarrica, M., Denison, T., Stillman, L., Chakraborty, T., & Auvi, P. (2019). “What do others think?” An emic approach to participatory action research in Bangladesh. AI & SOCIETY, 34(3), 495–508. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-017-0765-9

A rather academic article trying to explain crosscultural research and action, participation, and other matters.

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Full text: The book, Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics

Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics, edited by Tom Denison, Mauro Sarrica and Larry Stillman is now available online at no cost.

Themes include: social order mediated through ICTs; community and cohesion; class and power; social psychology and technology; the relationship between personal agency and social structure [...]

Understanding the use of mobile phones in difficult circumstances.

This is a chapter from a recent collection of essays in community & social informatics. It is probably pushing the boundaries a bit, but we need to get political.

Stillman, L. (2014). Understanding the use of mobile phones in difficult circumstances. Theories, practices and examples for community and social informatics. T. Denison, M. Sarrica and L. [...]

The Capability Approach and Community Informatics

Larry Stillman, Tom Denison: The Capability Approach Community Informatics

The Information Society (2014)  30(3): 200-211.

“This article integrates key theories and concepts associated with the Capability Approach to community informatics (CI), a domain of sociotechnical theory and practice concerned to improve the lives of people in need. While the social value propositions for community informatics [...]