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Let's get the conversation going.
I recently created a Facebook page where you can now access some useful information related to digital media research. I will try my very best to share essential information to help us rethink how we can use a 'mobilities lens' by John Urry in re-examining the digitalisation of our everyday lives.
The Facebook page can be accessed via clicking this LINK.
I also created a special logo for UNBLACKBOX. I hope you like it.
The primary objective of this 'blogsite' is to discuss some concepts and issues related to mobile device use or mediated mobilities.
I am interested in exploring the different forces that shape our use of mobile devices and networked communications platforms. These include factors such as socio-political, socio-economic, socio-cultural, and socio-technical. In my research, I pay attention to the 'stable' structures and 'immobile' infrastructures that engender and undermine movements. For example, gender norms often produce 'differential' and ambivalent experiences among users in a transnational context. Plus, the lack of access to broadband connections among individuals in remote areas causes 'digital divide.' And if we dig deeper, the 'have-less' can be 'immobilised' in their disenfranchised living conditions.
I am also very interested in uncovering the 'immobilities' or 'fixities' enabled by mobile device use. Importantly, I seek to unravel the 'paradoxes' and 'tensions' that are often overlooked in discussing mediated mobilities or mobile device use.
Essentially, I would like to open up conversations on how we can situate the mobilities lens in the context of media and communications.
I am Dr Earvin Charles Cabalquinto. My research interests lie in the intersections of digital media, mobilities and migration.