[iDC] Introductions

Anne Galloway anne at plsj.org
Wed Jul 5 17:39:33 EDT 2006

Hello everyone

I'll be participating in the Architecture and Situated Technologies 
Symposium and although I recognise a few names on the list, I just 
wanted to take a minute to introduce myself.

For the past five years I've been studying for my PhD in sociology and 
anthropology at Carleton University in Ottawa, and I'm currently in the 
throes of writing it all up for examination later this year.  Drawing on 
critical cultural theories and social studies of science and technology, 
my project focusses on pervasive computing and locative media in urban 

More specifically, it looks at the development and design processes 
involved in large projects like HP's Mobile Bristol and Proboscis' Urban 
Tapestries, as well as in smaller projects like Sonic City and Passing 
Glances, in order to get a sense of how new technologies unfold in 
different contexts - including how they shape, and are shaped by, 
everyday urban life. 

I also teach undergraduate courses in science & technology studies and 
urban studies, and in my spare time, I can be found at 
purselipsquarejaw.org and spaceandculture.org.  Actually, those are 
probably the best places to look if anyone wants to know more about what 
I do.

In any case, I'm looking forward to the symposium and to the coming 
months' discussions!


Anne Galloway
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
7th Floor, Loeb Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1S 5B6


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