Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2750
Title: Orality, Gender & Social Audio in Rural Africa
Authors: Bidwell, Nicola J
Reitmaier, Thomas
Jampo, Kululwa
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: COOP 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 225-241
Series/Report no.: C&T
Abstract: We claim that digital platforms designed for people in low-income, low-literacy rural communities to share locally relevant, voice-based content did not widen dissemination because they were incompatible with the nuances of cooperation. We base this on a long-term study of interactions with prototypes to record, store and share voice files via a portable, communally owned display in South Africa. We discuss how men and women used, appropriated and interacted with the prototypes, and how the prototypes and use contexts supported different genres of orality and nonverbal elements of co-present interactions. Rhythm and mimicry of nonverbal elements participated in cooperation and, we argue, that engaging with such qualities enriches creativity in designing media sharing systems.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2750
ISBN: 978-3-319-06498-7
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Nice, France
metadata.mci.conference.date: 27-30 May 2014
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