It was a very busy February with CHI WIP submissions/notification and GRAND 2013happenings. GRAND is the fourth annual digital media conference, taking place May 14-16, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (read more about it below).
Our accepted CHI WIP was primary authored by Erick Oduor, a PhD student who is also a member of cLab at SFU. His WIP focuses on Family Communication in Rural and Slum Regions of Kenya and can be viewed here.
Abstract: We report the findings of an ethnographic study exploring how 13 participants from rural and slum regions of Kenya communicated with remote family members using technology. We focus on communication practices that enabled family members to support economic sustenance activities and also investigate the social aspects of using technology to provide or receive moral, emotional or other forms of support from distributed family members.