Twitterville, the blogosphere, and many tech news outlets were gushing this week after a Cult of Mac write up regarding an iPhone app with the quite literal name “Girls Around Me“. This app that was introduced to Apple’s app store not long ago was quickly removed after a press backlash. At first glance, this app does not offer a novel technology. It merely aggregates people’s publicly shared check-in information from foursquare and match it with the user’s Facebook information to gather additional details. Sounds simple, right? Read More
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I will be presenting a new part of my work at the upcoming Theorizing the Web conference that will take place on Saturday, April 9th at College Park. If you will be around the area, you are more than welcome to join me (and three other super interesting panelists) to talk about Augmented Reality. Otherwise you can follow the conference with the hashtag #ttt2011
Read my paper abstract after the break
Next Saturday, November 20th, I will be presenting a paper at the Social Science History Association Annual conference in the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. My paper will be a part of the Queer Notions of Place panel that will take place in room Clark 7 between 8:00am – 10:00am.
The paper I am presenting explores the ways in which local gay communities utilize location based services such as Grindr to form local interactions that exist both in the virtual and the physical spheres.
Feel free to contact me here or on twitter if you are coming. Hope to see you there!