Adriana de Souza e Silva is a member of the Center for Network Culture and holds a position as Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) in the Digital Culture and Mobile Communication group. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), affiliated faculty at the Digital Games Research Center, and a faculty member of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media(CRDM) program at NCSU. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor (with Daniel M. Sutko) of the book Digital Cityscapes—Merging digital and urban playspaces(Peter Lang, 2009), and the co-author (with Eric Gordon) of the forthcoming book Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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