Pioneering book on convergence of information and entertainment technologies in the home
What is it about?
After nearly a decade of work at the University of Rhode Island (URI), under the leadership of Ruby Roy Dholakia, on information and communication technologies adoption and use -- in settings such as the home, the workplace and 'third places' (shops, transport) -- it was time to assemble a group of experts (scholars, practitioners) to write on such topics. This book is the result of such an effort.
Why is it important?
The book chapters represent a very interesting mix of academic, public policy and industry authors. Many of the ideas were amazingly prescient, and the impacts predicted by the authors are unfolding well into the second decade of the 21st century. Meanwhile, the research program led by Ruby Roy Dholakia at the University of Rhode Island (URI), which resulted in this book, has subsequently produced a dozen doctoral dissertations and many articles and books.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Nikhilesh Dholakia