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Multitasking in the Automobile

David L. Strayer and Frank A. Drews

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

While often being reminded to pay full attention while driving an automobile, people regularly engage in a wide variety of multitasking activities when they are behind the wheel. Unfortunately, these ... More


Cellular Surveillance

Stephen B. Wicker

in Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915354
eISBN:
9780199366736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915354.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the nature and impact of cellular surveillance. The discussions cover the origins of wiretapping; how calls are routed to and from mobile handsets; the privacy threat associated ... More


Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Maurizio Ferraris

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book sheds light on the most philosophically interesting of contemporary objects: the cell phone. “Where are you?”—a question asked over cell phones a myriad times each day—is arguably the most ... More


Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Naomi S. Baron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book shows how Internet and mobile technologies — including instant messaging (IM), cell phones, multitasking, social networking Web sites, blogs, and wikis — are profoundly influencing the way ... More


Technology and Policing

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter studies the impact of technology on policing in Delhi. It shows that technology has affected both the methodology of crime and the law enforcing agencies. The chapter first looks at ... More


A City of Disappearance: Trauma, Displacement, and Spectral Cityscape in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Jing Nie

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter relates Henri Lefebvre's space theory to contemporary Chinese economy and urban landscape, and then examines the manifestations of space as represented in four Chinese films: Shower ... More


Investigations

Jennifer Musto

in Control and Protect: Collaboration, Carceral Protection, and Domestic Sex Trafficking in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520281950
eISBN:
9780520957749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281950.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines how law enforcement and nonstate actors look to technology to pursue domestic sex trafficking investigations and why digital evidence is seen as so crucial in locating victims ... More


What Life Has Been Like for Me Since Being on the Outside

Freda Swinney

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0083
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The author reflects on what life has been like for her since being released from prison where she stayed for eight and a half years. She has only been home ten months at the time of writing. She ... More


Great Moments in Mobile and Handheld Games

Eric Klopfer

in Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113151
eISBN:
9780262277297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter traces the development of handheld games. The discussions include Mattel’s release of its first popular handheld game—Football—in 1977; the emergence of portable consoles; the popularity ... More


Homeless Veterans and Use of Information Technology

D. Keith McInnes and Sarah L. Cutrona

in Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190695132
eISBN:
9780190695163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695132.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Persons experiencing homelessness, including homeless Veterans, increasingly use cell phones, computers, and other digital devices. In this chapter, the authors discuss use of technology by homeless ... More


Cellular Convergence

Stephen B. Wicker

in Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915354
eISBN:
9780199366736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915354.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the nature of cellular convergence—the convergence of virtually all personal electronic communication onto a single device, the cellular platform. It begins with a brief history ... More


Media and Contested Christian Identities

Mwenda Ntarangwi

in The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040061
eISBN:
9780252098260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040061.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the world of social media and how it shapes Christian identities in Kenya, including Juliani's. It explores how even urban churches are tapping into such media to engage youth ... More


Smart Energy Globalization

David Jhirad

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0039
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Around 1.5 billion people around the world have never seen a light bulb, lack electricity, and cook with primitive cooking fuels that cause hundreds of thousands of respiratory illnesses for women ... More


Negotiating Control: Distractions, Stress, and Boredom

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery

in Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036023
eISBN:
9780262339339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036023.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter compares two competing discourses about the role of mobile media at school: adults’ expectations of control and students’ expectations of trust and negotiation. Controlling or banning ... More


The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Sumanth Gopinath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A decade ago, the customizable ringtone was ubiquitous. Almost any crowd of cell phone owners could produce a carillon of tinkly, beeping, synthy, musicalized ringer signals. Ringtones quickly became ... More


Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Robert Kraut, Malcolm Brynin, and Sara Kiesler (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

During the past decade, technology has become more pervasive, encroaching more and more on our lives. Computers, cell phones, and the internet have an enormous influence not only on how we function ... More


Community Reformation in the Diaspora

Lonán Ó Briain

in Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190626969
eISBN:
9780190869366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626969.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 investigates the circulation of foreign-produced recordings in Vietnam to understand how popular music is generating a heightened awareness of Hmong transnationalism. Vietnamese minorities ... More


When Ritual Systems Collide: The Execution of Saddam Hussein

Kathryn T. McClymond

in Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout most of Saddam Hussein’s trial and the execution, three ritual paradigms were consistently competing to control the narrative: (1) the traditional national Iraqi political-judicial system; ... More


The Past of the Future of Computation

James A. Anderson

in After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Hand axes, language, and computers are tools that increase our ability to deal with the world. Computing is a cognitive tool and comes in several kinds: digital, analog, and brain-like. An analog ... More


Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Eric Klopfer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113151
eISBN:
9780262277297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

New technology has brought with it new tools for learning, and research has shown that the educational potential of video games resonates with scholars, teachers, and students alike. This book ... More


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