RESOURCES on this page:

1. Bibliography; 2. Information on Ethics; 3. Twenty-three questions (developing a pilot project); 4.  Links 5. Extra Links to Other Pertinent Papers (may be supplanted by the Zotero bibliography soon).

1. Mobile Cultures, Wireless Communications Bibliography



No course pack is provide as all of the required readings are available online through the University Library system or on-line as a part of a more open-source movement. Learning how to use this system is a part of the requirement of this course. Our guest speakers have also made some of their publications available. These will be accessible on the course web site.

The library has a decent collection of books on mobility, however journals have the most up-to-date materials across a range of relevant disciplines.

Recent journals or journal issues with articles on mobile media, wireless communications, or cell phone cultures.

Communication Review, special Issue on Mobile Media (2010, just out)


CJC Wireless Technologies, Mobile Practices, 2009

Mobilities, established in 2006

Wi: journal of mobile media, established 2006


New Media and Society

Theory Culture Society

The Fibreculture Journal


Space and Culture (see Nov 2010 issue)


Environment and Planning, vol 38, 2, 2006 ed Urry and Sheller

Conference Proceedings: Digital Arts and Culture: After Mobile Media ed Sawchuk and Bohlen


All students in the class who will do interviews, surveys, or participant obervation as a part of their research must fill out an ethics form, and submit it to Kim for departmental approval. The ethics forms used for a class are the same as for an undergrad honours thesis: they are the abbreviated form.

There are two ways to get ahold of this form.



You can also get your hands on an abbreviated SPF at the Concordia site. For fun, compare this form to  the longer versions of these forms (which you will need for your thesis/project). Here is the link:

To understand the process, the Ethics Committee has created an Ethics Chart. It explains the different processes for different contexts.

Research Ethics Protocols for Instructors

3. Twenty-three questions: (things to ask yourself for developing a pilot project, proposal, or paper)

Twenty-three questions

4.. Suggested Lab sites to check out: URLS will be posted on this weblog over the coming weeks.

Mobilities Research Centre: Lancaster University

Mobilities Research Centre: Drexel University

IN3, Open University, Barcelona

Mobile Media Lab, Concordia- York

Mobile Art Lab, Banff New Media Centre

Mobile Experience Lab, OCAD

5. Here is an important article on the question of access, and some conditions of constraint:

Leslie Shade and Andrew Clement.  2000. The Access Rainbow: Conceptualizing Universal Access to the Information/Communications Infrastructure, pp. 32-51 in Community Informatics: Enabling Community Uses of Information Technology, ed, Michael Gurstein (Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing).



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