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Title: Communities real and imagined: designing a communication system for zimbabwean activists
Authors: Hirsch, Tad
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ACM Press
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Communities and Technologies 2009: Proceedings of the Fourth Communities and Technologies Conference
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 71-76
Series/Report no.: Communities and Technologies
Abstract: In this paper, I describe how various understandings of community activated the design of Dialup Radio, a mobile phone-based independent media distribution system for Zimbabwean civil society and human rights activists. I identify three distinct communities and discuss their influence on the design process. Finally, I consider the challenges activist designers face in simultaneously addressing the needs of present-day users and the imagined future communities their projects hope to create.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/1556460.1556472
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
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