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‘Mobiles Are Part Of A Long Lineage’

On the mobile phone, its impact on our lives and the society we live in.

‘Mobiles Are Part Of A Long Lineage’
‘Mobiles Are Part Of A Long Lineage’
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Jason Farman is director of the design/cultures and creativity programme in the University of Maryland, College Park, US. He is also the author of several highly acclaimed books—Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media and The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies. His work has focused on how the worldwide adoption of mobile technologies is causing a re-examination of the core ideas about what it means to live our everyday lives, now envisaged anew as a form of practice of embodied space. In this interview, he responds to a series of questions from Pranay Sharma about the mobile phone, its impact on our lives and the society we live in.

Has mobile technology really changed our world to the extent we say it has or is much of it part of the hype?

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