Transversing time (zones) and space

Sitting on the train on the way home from work, a young woman sat down opposite me with no handbag, but she held in her hands two smartphones – one in each hand. One was a HTC and the other had a cover over it so I was unable to identify it. Clothed in a […]

Communicative disruptions

Media can be used in various ways, and particular forms of media are shaped by the ways that people use them for communication. New media is always closely intertwined with communication and/or technology, and is an assemblage of some sort. I currently sit in some junior secondary classrooms to observe as a researcher and am […]

“Present, miss!” and (always) online

The structures and constructs of time have always governed how schools operate. Timetables, bells, commencement dates, holidays, schedules, and diaries are all examples of how schools and schooling have been fairly rigid and structured. Schools have been predicated by these particular rhythms of time, i.e. being ‘present’. Teachers regularly state there is not enough ‘time’ […]