Francois Bar
François
Bar
Professor

Program

Communication Ph.D Program
Global Communication Program

Email

fbar@usc.edu

Office

ANN 310L

Office Hours

by appointment

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Expertise

IDEA
Information and Communication Technologies
New Media
Public Policy

Center Affiliation

Annenberg Innovation Lab
Annenberg Research Network on International Communication
Media, Economics & Entrepreneurship

François Bar is Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California. He serves on the Annenberg Innovation Lab research council and is a steering committee member of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication. His research and teaching explore the social and economic impacts of information technologies, with a specific focus on telecommunication policy, user-driven innovation and technology appropriation. His most recent work examines the potential of information technology for economic, social and cultural development, in places ranging from East Africa to Latin America and South Los Angeles. He is co-Editor in Chief of Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). 

RECENT Publications

  • Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Bar, F. (2016). Political Rumoring on Twitter During the 2012 US Presidential Election: Rumor Diffusion and Correction. New Media and Society. 1461444816634054. http://doi.org/10.1177/1461444816634054

  • Bar, F., Weber, M. S., & Pisani, F. (2016). Mobile technology appropriation in a distant mirror: Baroquization, creolization, and cannibalism. New Media & Society, 1461444816629474. http://doi.org/10.1177/1461444816629474

  • Brough, M., Lapsansky, C., Gonzalez, C., Stokes, B., & Bar, F. (2016). Participatory Design of a Mobile Platform for Social Justice: Reflections on Power and Participation in the Mobile Voices Project. International Journal of Learning and Media.

  • Sey, A., Bar, F., Coward, C., Koepke, L., Rothschild, C., & Sciadas, G. (2015). There When You Need It: The Multiple Dimensions of Public Access ICT Uses and Impacts. Information Technologies & International Development, 11(1), pp. 71–86.

  • Stokes, B., Villanueva, G., Bar, F., & Ball-Rokeach, S. (2015). Mobile Design as Neighborhood Acupuncture: Activating the Storytelling Networks of South Los Angeles. Journal of Urban Technology, 22(3), 55–77. http://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2015.1040292

  • Stokes, B., Bar, F., Baumann, K., & Caldwell, B. (2014). Neighborhood Planning of Technology: Physical Meets Digital City from the Bottom-Up with Aging Payphones. The Journal of Community Informatics, 10(3).  http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1090

  • more at https://www.zotero.org/groups/francois_bar_-_publications

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