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The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging

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 ‘beingRead more about The tyranny of the everyday in mobile video messaging[…]

Office Social: Presentation Interactivity for Nearby Devices

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 conceptRead more about Office Social: Presentation Interactivity for Nearby Devices[…]

Conversation Analysis of Video-Mediated Communication

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 analysisRead more about Conversation Analysis of Video-Mediated Communication[…]

SonicAIR: Supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness

SonicAIR: Supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness

Baharin, H., Viller, S., & Rintel, S. (2015). SonicAIR: Supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 22, 4, Article 18, 1-23. DOI= http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2754165. Abstract Sonic Atomic Interaction Radio (SonicAIR) is an ambient awareness technology probe designed to explore how connecting the soundscapes of friends or family members might reduce the isolation ofRead more about SonicAIR: Supporting independent living with reciprocal ambient audio awareness[…]

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

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 SkypeRead more about Me For You: Lessons About Everyday Video Messaging From Skype Qik[…]

Omnirelevance in technologized interaction: Couples coping with video calling distortions

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 momentsRead 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

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 embeddedRead more about EJC Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice is now free and open access[…]

Social Media in Australia

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[…]

Facebook in the University Workplace

Facebook in the University Workplace

Francois, A., Hebbani, A. & Rintel, S. (2013). Facebook in the university workplace. Media International Australia, 149, 15-27. Abstract: Access to social network sites (SNS) in the workplace has been much debated. While some consider SNS a distraction, others consider them a tool for professional socialisation and that recreational access positively impacts satisfaction. This exploratory study reports resultsRead more about Facebook in the University Workplace[…]