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Mobile Communication: The Brazilian Paradox

Cell phones are one of the icons of the post-modern age because they represent many possibilities converged in one single device. They connect people, and at the same time, they are used more generally to organize life through textual, audio…

Locative Media in Brazil

“The internet has already started leaking into the real world” Ben Russel (1999) Cyberspace Downloaded Paradoxically, mobility media are localization media. It is interesting to note that locative media, which emphasize places, are furnished by mobility technologies that combine devices…

Risky Approximations Between Site-Specific and Locative Arts

I’d like to address the term ‘site’ as a field of semantic migrations, as migrations that occur due to cultural dislocations, linguistic operations, technological influences, poetic licenses or theoretical digressions. We usually share definitions that could be applied to a…

Multifaceted Communication Processes: Which Theories?

In the South American context, especially in Brazil, the main theories adopted by scholars of communication studies for decades have been the critical theories rooted in the Frankfurt School, mainly represented by the works of T. W. Adorno and J.…

Mobile Technologies as Production Platforms in Brazilian Journalism

Mobile Media and Connections Mobile communication studies have expanded from within various disciplinary areas (in sociology, communication, cyberculture and cultural studies, for example), instigated by they way that practices arising from the emergence of new digital mobile technologies1 and wireless…