Conference archive

The Life of Mobile Data: Technology, Mobility and Data Subjectivity

April 15 – 16, 2004
University of Surrey, United Kingdom


15 April Session Title Speaker

08.30 Registration opens  
09.30 Opening address   Nicola Green
10.00 Keynote address Why where you are matters: mundane mobilities, transparent technologies and the reordering of time-space paths David Lyon
11.00 Tea break  
11.30 Session One Data subjectivity  

  Identity Service: A future service for collecting, storing Francesca Rosella
  Intimate Data: Everyday life, information capital & data protection Gauti Sigthrosson
  Threats to the informational person Eric Ward
13.00 Lunch  
14.00 Session two Surveillance  

  LOCA: Location Oriented Critical Arts Drew Hemment
  Kludge: Wifi & the cultural configurations of infrastructure Adrian Mackenzie
  Moving Images: The mobility & immobility of kids standing still Daniel Neyland
15.30 Tea break  
16.00 Session three Urban tapestries convened by Giles Lane, Proboscis
17.30 Conference adjourns  
19.00 Conference dinner  
16 April  

09.00 Registration  
09.30 Keynote address   Charles Raab
10.30 Tea break  
11.00 Parallel session one Emerging technologies  

  Managing the data trail David Birch
  Embedded mobilities Fernando Elichiriguity
  The Mobile Phone, an artefact of popular culture & a tool of the public sphere Janey Gordon
11.00 Parallel session two Social groups  

  Mobile technologies & the fragmentation of identity-related data Jennie Carroll
  Textperts, Thumbomenon, gift giving and gap filling: Mobile phones and Japanese cute culture Larissa Hjorth
  Mobilising communities Alex Taylor
12.30 Lunch  
13.30 Parallel session three Images  

  Mobile screenic devices & imaging the everyday: Influences on personal & social memory Heidi Cooley
  Crossing Boundaries: an empirical investigation of mammographic images on the move Catelijne Coopman
  A Tonic for the Self: Participatory autobiographical data Alberto Frigo
13.30 Parallel session four Publicness  

  Breaking or remaking the boundaries of work and home?: The social life of employees' mobile data & devices Rebecca Ellis
  A comparative study of mobile phone use in public places in London, Madrid & Paris Amparo Larsen
  Organised networks institutionalise to give mobile information a strategic potential Ned Rossiter
15.00 Tea break  
15.30 Session four Databases  

  You Need Control to Cede Control: The dispersal of personal information and privacy protection Martin Gibbs
  The Mobile Phone, an artefact of popular culture and a tool of the public sphere Gordon Gow
  Mobile Work – Mobile Life: Static vs. dynamic views of highly mobile users Carsten Sorensen
17.00 Keynote address   Simon Davies
18.00 Plenary   Genevieve Bell
18.30 Conference closes  

  With the support of Intel Corporation, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey.