17 November 2007

Vodafone’s Receiver magazine on communities

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Vodafone Receiver magazine
The 19th issue of Vodafone’s Receiver magazine is devoted to communities.

Receiver is Vodafone’s magazine for future thinkers, attracting a wide range of influential writers and industry leaders. It is conceived as a neutral space, where pioneer thinkers challenge readers to discuss exciting and future-oriented aspects of communications technologies.

The current is issue is “all about tracking the miscellaneous connections between individuals turned into ‘familiar strangers’ through mediated communication.”

It includes contributions by Nokia’s Stephen Johnston on web 3.0; David Weinberger, author of Everything Is Miscellaneous, on what the web is for; Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, co-authors of ‘Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’, on harnessing collaboration outside and inside the corporation; MIT researcher Joshua Green on the shifting way social relations are structured via media content and technological devices; Charles Leadbeater, author of ‘We-Think: You are what you share’, on mass creativity and the arrival of a society in which participation will be the key organising idea; Laura Forlano on her research into the communities that form around WiFi hotspots and the emerging mobile work practices of “Generation Mesh“; Edward Castronova and Mark Bell‘s look at the fun, the money and the friendships synthetic worlds have to offer; Ekkehart Baumgartner on the consumer revolution; and Dan Phillipslook at social networks and playfulness – or in his own words “how is technology changing what we mean by friendship and what does it hold in the future?”.

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