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Happening Now: Encoding Participation in Global and Mobile Information Economies

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, ASC 230

j_donner

Jonathan Donner, Senior Director of Research at Caribou Digital, will join USC ARNIC to give a guest lecture, entitled “Happening Now: Encoding Participation in Global and Mobile Information Economies,” followed by Q&A. Lunch will be provided.

His presentation will draw on several current projects, in Digital Financial Services, in Digital Identity, and in New Internet Access models, to outline new tensions confronting the information and communications for development (ICT4D) research community as mobile technologies have become nearly ubiquitous. Through these projects, he will refresh and revisit perspectives from his 2015 book, After Access, and share personal reflections about the importance of scholarly research in shaping policy, investment, and innovation in development, particularly work regarding communication practices, technologies, and infrastructures.