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|Title:||Communities real and imagined: designing a communication system for zimbabwean activists|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Communities and Technologies 2009: Proceedings of the Fourth Communities and Technologies Conference|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||C&T 2009: Proceedings of the Fourth Communities and Technologies Conference|
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