The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging

Rintel, S., Harper, R., and O’Hara, K. (2016). The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858.42 This paper reports on how asynchronous mobile video messaging presents users with a challenge to doing ‘being Read more about The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging[…]

Office Social: Presentation Interactivity for Nearby Devices

Chattopadhyay, D., O’Hara, K., Rintel, S. and Rädle, R. (2016). Office Social: Presentation Interactivity for Nearby Devices. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858337 Slide presentations have long been stuck in a one-to-many paradigm, limiting audience engagement. Based on the concept Read more about Office Social: Presentation Interactivity for Nearby Devices[…]

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Ripples of mediatization: Social media and the exposure of the pool interview

Rintel, S., Angus, D., & Fitzgerald, R. (2016). Ripples of mediatization: Social media and the exposure of the pool interview. Discourse, Context & Media, 11, 50-64 DOI: 10/1016/j.dcm.2015.10.003 During the 2011 UK public sector protests, controversy ignited over the “Miliband Loop”, an unedited video from a pool interview showing Labour leader Ed Miliband to have Read more about Ripples of mediatization: Social media and the exposure of the pool interview[…]

Ad hoc adaptability in video-calling

Rintel, S., O’Hara, K. Yeganeh, B.R., Rädle, R. (2015). Ad hoc adaptability in video-calling. Position paper for Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild. ITS’2015. In this position paper we explore ad hoc adaptability across devices in video-calling. We note the current difficulty of even simple combinations, discuss design issues, briefly report on a study of Read more about Ad hoc adaptability in video-calling[…]

Conversation Analysis of Video-Mediated Communication

Rintel, S. (2015).  Conversation Analysis of Video-Mediated Communication: Interactional Repair of Distortion in Long-Distance Couples’ Video Calls. Sage Research Methods. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473947481. Ethnomethodology and the related fields of Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis investigate how the local production of practical, social understandings is a situated achievement. This is typically undertaken through a close analysis Read more about Conversation Analysis of Video-Mediated Communication[…]

Reorienting Categories as a Members’ Phenomena

Fitzgerald, R., & Rintel, S. (2016). Reorienting categories as a members’ phenomena. Pp. 181-193. In C. Tileagă & E. Stokoe (Eds.). Discursive psychology: Classic and contemporary studies. London: Routledge. Abstract Edwards’ paper, ‘Categories are for talking’ (1991), is a critical dissection of the static role of categories as conceived in traditional Cognitive Psychology and the then-recent Read more about Reorienting Categories as a Members’ Phenomena[…]

Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik

Rintel, S., Harper, R., Watson, R., and O’Hara, K. (2015). ‘Me For You’: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik. Workshop on Everyday Telepresence: Emerging Practices and Future Research Directions. In this position paper we outline the opportunities and challenges of pure asynchronous video messaging as an everyday utility. We recruited 53 users to try Skype Read more about Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik[…]

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Omnirelevance in technologized interaction: Couples coping with video calling distortions

Rintel, S. (2015). Omnirelevance in technologized interaction: Couples coping with video calling distortions. Pp. 123-150 in R. Fitzgerald & W. Housley (Eds.). Membership categorization analysis: Studies of social knowledge in action. London: Sage. | Format: Draft PDF Abstract The concept of omnirelevance in Membership Categorisation Analysis refers to participants invoking categories that reflexively treat the understanding of particular interactional moments Read more about Omnirelevance in technologized interaction: Couples coping with video calling distortions[…]

EJC Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice is now free and open access

My Special Issue of The Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronic de Communication (EJC/REC) has now been released as free and open access. Many of the articles (including mine) have embedded images and video that have typically been difficult to include in traditional outlets and are still surprisingly rare. There is certainly scope for more embedded Read more about EJC Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice is now free and open access[…]

Social Media in Australia

Harrison, J., Rintel, S., & Mitchell, E.K. (2014). Social Media in Australia. Pp. 589-627 in C. Litang  & M.H. Prosser (Eds.). Social Media in Asia. Doerzbach, Germany: Dignity Press. The vast distances Australians must negotiate to connect their small, highly urbanized population both nationally and internationally have long created the incentive for invention, innovation and the early adoption of communication technologies. Read more about Social Media in Australia[…]