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News

Mobile Interface Theory Available for Pre-Order

I’m pretty thrilled that my book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. I heard from Routledge that the book should be out by the second week in December, 2011. Here’s the link:

http://amzn.com/0415878918

Editing a Special Issue of “Future Internet”

I’ve been asked to edit a special issue of the journal Future Internet, which will be on the “Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet.” We’re publishing articles on an ongoing basis until the final deadline of November 15. Our first article was written by Rich Ling, Scott Campbell, and Katie Brown on issues of the digital divide as seen through an analysis of mobile internet use in the United States. The second article will be by Gerard Goggin on incorporations of the mobile internet in automobiles. You can access the articles and the CFP here:

http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/special_issues/mobile-social/

“Mapping the Digital Empire” Republished in The Map Reader

I just got word that my article, “Mapping the Digital Empire: Google Earth and the Process of Postmodern Cartography,” has been republished in the edited volume, The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation. This great anthology is edited by Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, and Chris Perkins. You can get a copy here:

http://amzn.com/0470742836

The Maps Reader

Materiality and Networked Society Syllabus Posted

In the fall of 2011, I will be teaching a graduate seminar titled, “Materiality and Networked Society.” I’ve posted the syllabus online and would love any feedback you can offer as I prep for the course!

http://www.jasonfarman.com/amst629/

Materiality and Networked Society link

Talks I’m Giving, Fall 2010

I have been transitioning very well to my new position at UMD and will be giving two talks this semester on campus. First, I will be giving a Digital Dialogues talk for the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) on Tuesday, October 12. My talk, titled “Mapping the Mobile Interface: Geolocation Meets Visualization,” will begin at 12:30pm in the MITH Conference Room in McKeldin Library. My second talk will be for the Critical Theory Colloquium, where I’ll be discussing the opening chapter to my book, Mobile Interface Theory. This talk will be on Friday, October 22 at 4pm in Tawes 3134.