Pushback: Expressions of resistance to permanent online connectivity
Study of the growing trend of resisting and pushing back on technology by those who have too much of it.
Im'In: Immigration and Information at the crossroads
How do underserved populations such as Hispanic day laborers in Washington State use computers and other information and communication technologies?
Fearless Cards, a toolkit for basic computer literacy training for underserved populations.
CasaCare, a platform to connect Home Care workers at Casa Latina with potential employers.
We explore the information needs and practices of irregular migrants at the US-Mexico border; the role of ICT in the context of transnational migration; and the legal and ethical implications of such ICT use.
Foto Historias: Participatory Photography with Immigrants
Portraits and stories of immigrants in Seattle and in the US-Mexico Border.
Impact: how do information and communication technologies help people improve their lives?
How can we measure intangible impacts of ICT for community development, especially non-monetary impacts such as self esteem and expression of aspirations.
How do people use public access computers, and how do they change their lives?
ICTD Trends: Growth and maturation of the field of ICTD
How has the discourse about ICT for development shifted over the past decade? This study does a content analysis of journals and conferences in the ICTD field between 2000-2010.
Public Access Computing: Libraries, Telecenters and Cybercafes for community development
What is the landscape of public access computing (libraries, telecenters and cybercafes) in 25 developing countries, with specific focus on the information needs of underserved communities. Includes "Libraries, Telecenters and Cybercafes: International Comparisons," a book with research results of he Landscape Study, and a short video that summarizes the book in 3 minutes.
In-depth study of the uses and impacts of libraries, telcenters and cybercafes in Colombia; smaller study in South Africa.
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