Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social

By March 22, 2012 One Comment

Carrying on the theme of new papers, we are pleased to announce the following publication:
Future Internet 20124(1), 306-321; doi:10.3390/fi4010306

Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social

Department of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney, Holme Building (Ao9a), Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
Received: 22 December 2011; in revised form: 7 March 2012 / Accepted: 14 March 2012 / Published: 20 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet)
Abstract: This paper looks at the tandem technologies of cars and the Internet, and the new ways that they are assembling the social with the mobile Internet. My argument is two-fold: firstly, the advent of mobile Internet in cars brings together new, widely divergent trajectories of Internet; secondly, such developments have social implications that vary widely depending on whether or not we recognize the broader technological systems and infrastructures, media practices, flows, and mobilities in which vehicular mobile Internets are being created.

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.