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François Bar is Associate 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).
Current Research Projects
- Urban furniture hacking: The Leimert Phone Company
- Situated Engagement: Partour / Mobile Urban Mapping: Ride South LA - Experience Central - Vozmob
- ICTs and development: Global Impact Study
- twitter etc.: Data Science at AIL (DSAIL)
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
Research Group Affiliations:
- Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL)
- Emergent Cities Research Group (http://emergentcities.usc.edu)
- Annenberg Research Network for International Communication (ARNIC)