Mimi Sheller is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University. She is also Senior Research Fellow and former co-Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University (UK) and founding co-editor of the journal Mobilities. She is the author of the books Consuming the Caribbean (2003); Democracy After Slavery (2000); and forthcoming Citizenship from Below (Duke University Press). She is co-editor with John Urry of Mobile Technologies of the City (Routledge, 2006), Tourism Mobilities (Routledge, 2004), and a special issue of Environment and Planning A on ‘Materialities and Mobilities’. She has held recent Visiting Fellowships in the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University (2008-09); Media@McGill in Montreal (2009); the Center for Mobility and Urban Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark (2009); and the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-11).
About the Center
The Center for Network Culture at the IT University Copenhagen consists of a group of interdisciplinary researchers from across the institution, coming together to investigate the notion of networked culture, which we see as one of the defining characteristics of the modern world.
We are particularly interested in going beyond the study of individual uses of technologies, focusing instead on the culture(s) of networks, remixing practices, collaboration, and distribution as key to understanding how we are negotiating a complex web of new technologies and social structures. We pay particular attention to the everyday (indeed often mundane) context and construction of network culture in our lives. We are interested in how people relate to each other in this digital world and to the shifting social and political actors that are shaping the future.
We are also strongly interested in the inter-relation between emerging technologies and practices... Read the full text here