Nicola Green is a lecturer in the sociology of new media
and new technologies in the Department
of Sociology, University of Surrey. Her research interests
lie in how technology, culture, gender and embodiment intersect
in social life. Her previous research has included studies of the
social production and consumption of virtual
reality technologies (during which she was a visiting
fellow in the Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley), and more recently
studies in the emerging social life of mobile
technologies in everyday social worlds: as technologies,
media and commodities.
research and publications
Sean Smith completed his Ph.D. in 2001 in Australia at the University
of Queensland, examining the semiotics, sociology and political
economy of mobile phone use in Australia. His research interests
revolve around the causes and effects of technological change in
advanced capitalist economies, questions of technological agency
and embodiment, and representations of technology in popular culture.
He has previously been published in M/C
A Journal of Media and Culture, the fibreculture reader Politics
of a Digital Present and forthcoming in the Cambridge
literary journal Topic.