Cell Phone Culture 1


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Cell Phone Culture 1

  1. 1. תרבות סלולרית טלפונים ניידים והשפעתם על חיי היום יום המרכז למקצועות התקשורת האנטראקטיבית – בית ברל מפגש 1 Cell Phone Culture Class 1
  2. 2. <ul><li>At the openings of the twentieth century, the fixed telephone had been officially eclipsed - by its mobile counterpart. </li></ul>Cell Phone Culture Since its invention in the second half of the nineteenth century, the telephone has become part of the everyday lives of billions of people around the world. - at least in richer countries. Class 1
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mobile phones grow to be the most common consumer electronics devices on the planet </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone Growth in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa … </li></ul><ul><li>1995 – 91 million </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – 1.158 billion </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – 1752 billion cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>The historically wealthy countries predominate – the low income countries had relatively little share in this. </li></ul><ul><li>New key players in the economic arena </li></ul><ul><li>The so-called emerging markets in Asia are seen as the new locals of the cell phone – China mobile is ranked as world’s biggest operator with India following closely behind </li></ul><ul><li>Asia hosts more than any other continent cell phone subscribers. </li></ul>Class 1 Cell Phone Culture
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cell phones have become associated with qualities of mobility, portability, and customization and as such are at center of the vast transformation in communication and media summed up by the rubric of ‘convergence’ or ‘digital technology’ or ‘new media’ </li></ul>Class 1 Cell Phone Culture
  5. 5. <ul><li>Cell phone – much more than a device for voice calls – rather a central cultural technology in its own right. </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication has undergone a radical shift from being about voice or (fax) communication to becoming :mobile, flexible, and customizable; associated with a person rather than a household; and a communication and services hub. </li></ul><ul><li>Telephones have had something of an invisible presence in society and culture, but with the advent of cell phones the role of telecommunication has become much more central and harder to ignore. </li></ul><ul><li>- show clips </li></ul>Class 1 Cell Phone Culture
  6. 6. <ul><li>During the mid- 1990s’ the relative ‘invisibility’ of the telephone object as both social object and a cultural technology could no longer be ignored. </li></ul><ul><li>With the growing centrality of telecommunications technologies and networks to other convergent media, social issues become of interest to policymakers internationally, with much debate and some research. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken for granted ideas such as universal service, or the notion that all citizens in a nation state should have access to a telephone wherever they lives were being challenged and transformed with the dismantling of monopolies, with privatization of national telecommunication carriers , with so-called deregulation and the introduction of competition in equipment manufacture and network operation. </li></ul><ul><li>A long-lasting concern for scholars has been how the cell phone is implicated in the redrawing of boundaries between the private and the public. </li></ul>Cell Phone Culture Class 1
  7. 7. <ul><li>The cultural impact of cell phones on society </li></ul><ul><li>Staying in constant contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Identity – construction </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Mundane daily work routine </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>The production of Reality and Trivia shows </li></ul><ul><li>Watching and producing Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Art – textually example </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting new people </li></ul><ul><li>Dating, flirting </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying – textually example </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile commerce – ticket trains in Japan, Parking in Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning –( podcasts ) </li></ul>Class 1 Cell Phone Culture
  8. 8. Obsolete Telephone skills <ul><li>- Calling collect on a payphone </li></ul><ul><li>-- Cranking a telephone </li></ul><ul><li>-- Dialing a rotary phone </li></ul><ul><li>-- Extending the antenna on a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>-- Knowing what part of town someone lives in by their phone exchange </li></ul><ul><li>-- Making an operator assisted phone call </li></ul><ul><li>-- Remembering telephone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>-- Using a pay telephone </li></ul><ul><li>(BB-Blog) </li></ul>Class 1 Cell Phone Culture
  9. 9. <ul><li>“ A recurring theme in the scholarly work on cell phones focus on how people communicate with cell phones, and to what extent modes and patterns of communication have fundamentally shifted; or whether the cell phone, like the internet, has brought long-lived, fundamental aspects of human communication to the surface. It still remains very unclear – and is probably quite unlikely – that the nature of communication radically changed with the use of cell phones, and of course this is a large and philosophically testing question.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Goggin , 2006 ) </li></ul>Cell Phone Culture Class 1