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CeMoRe Mobile Methods Workshop

Date: 28 February 2008 Time: 09.30-18.00

Mobile Methods 28 February 2008, Lancaster University Conference Centre

This is an informal, interdisciplinary workshop to explore challenges and innovations in 'mobile methods'. A growing public and political interest in mobilities and the emergence of new forms of mobilities have sparked research in a number of different disciplines, including sociology, geography, computer science, interaction design, urban planning, and others. In this workshop we bring together different methodological motivations, approaches and innovations to explore difficulties, opportunities, and serendipitous discoveries.

Contributions address a range of methodological challenges and opportunities.

Participation is limited to 20 participants. If you would like to attend, please contact:


09:30 - 09:45 Introductions

09:45 - 10:15 John Urry: Mobilities paradigm and mobile methods

10:15 - 10:45 Paola Jiron: An ethnographic approach to urban daily mobility practices: the use of photography, mapping and narratives to explain them

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee

11:15 - 11:45 Colette Wright: Young People and the Imagined Future of Mobilities

11:45 - 12:15 Steve Smith: A study of gay men and mobile phones

12:15 - 13:00 Kim Kullman: Topology and mobility

13:00 - 14:00 Working lunch

14:00 - 14:30 Luigina Ciolfi: Walks, paths and maps: discovering the lived geography of mobility Video Conference

14:30 - 15:00 Catarina Oliveira: Interview in motion Online/video presentation

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee

15:30 - 16:00 Paul Coulton: Mobile Phones: there not just for talking

16:00 - 16:30 Lorenza Mondada: Methods for reassembling fragmented and mobile geographies

16:30 - 17:00 Christian Licoppe and Julien Morel: 'I wanted to show you the beach': gathering and analyzing mobile visiophonic interactions

17:00 - 17:30 Monika Buscher: TBA

17:30 - 18:00 What next?

19:00 Joint dinner


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Monika Büscher

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Sociology

Keywords: Computing, Design, Ethnography, Ethnomethodology, Mobilities


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