ICTs for Development

March 27, 2008

LatAm field research notes

Filed under: Uncategorized — François @ 4:39 am

I spent my Spring break in Santiago and São Paulo, working on two separate (ICT4D-related) research projects. In Santiago, I met with librarians involved in biblioredes, a nationwide program providing internet access in libraries. In São Paulo, I worked with research partners at IPSO and USP to explore the use and impact of cellphones in Brazil. Had fascinating meetings with motoboys (and one motogirl), the professional motorcycle courriers whose phone use we will study. Also with kids in the periferia, who have been making cool videos using their celulars. And I gave an interview to journalist Mari-Jô Zivelti (which she will eventually post).

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