Crisis of the summons

What Does Answering the Phone Mean? And further: are mobile-phone users exploiting new resources for customizing their ringtones with an orientation towards the management of the interactional problems which the development of ‘ubiquitous summoning’ may entail? Christian Licoppe, Professor of Sociology of Information and Communication Technologies and head of Research Groups at Telecom ParisTech believes […]

Musical Madeleines

“In this paper, we consider musical cell-phone ringtones as virtual, communicative and cultural performances.” The paper is entitled ‘The Musical Madeleine: Communication, Performance, and Identity in Musical Ringtones’ and is published in  Popular Music and Society, Volume 33, Issue 1 February 2010. The authors, at the Department of New Media and Digital Culture Studies of […]