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[…]

Social Mobile Video Infographic 15 April 2015

Infographic: Social mobile video space – April 2015

[PDF: 15 April 2015] Updated 15 April 2015 to include new applications and revise the format. As part of my research into how Skype Qik is being used in the wild, I’ve been looking into the larger space of social mobile video. The ‘infographic’ above (for want of a better term) is a first and very Read more about Infographic: Social mobile video space – April 2015[…]

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[…]

Video Calling in Long-Distance Relationships: The Opportunistic use of Audio/Video Distortions as a Relational Resource

Update: Now free and open access! The online version is the definitive version as it has embedded video examples. Rintel, S. (2013). Video Calling in Long-Distance Relationships: The Opportunistic use of Audio/Video Distortions as a Relational Resource. The Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronic de Communication (EJC/REC) Special issue on Videoconferencing in Practice: Read more about Video Calling in Long-Distance Relationships: The Opportunistic use of Audio/Video Distortions as a Relational Resource[…]

Special Issue: Videoconferencing in Practice: 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities

My Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice: 21st Century Challenges was published today in The Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronic de Communication (EJC/REC) 23 (1&2). If your university does not subscribe to EJC/REC please email myself or article authors for article copies (and ask your library to subscribe!). The issue features a keynote article by veteran media Read more about Special Issue: Videoconferencing in Practice: 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities[…]

Tech-tied or tongue-tied? Technological versus social trouble in relational video calling

Tech-tied or tongue-tied? Technological versus social trouble in relational video calling: Thursday 3pm, Pikake 3, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 46.  The title in the HICSS program is the original draft title: Techs, ties, and video chat: Technological trouble as a conversational resource in online relationships. Abstract: Maintaining a relationship via video calling requires intertwining Read more about Tech-tied or tongue-tied? Technological versus social trouble in relational video calling[…]