Christopher Le Dantec
Are food and shelter more important than a mobile phone? For the urban homeless, the answer to this question is unclear. Public phones are disappearing from cities, job services are increasingly accessible mainly through digital means, and modern society has become ever more accustomed to instant availability and dependent on personal communication devices. Each of these factors raises the importance of a mobile phone for finding and securing basic needs. For society's mainstream, the march toward technology-mediated interactions is facilitating a reinterpretation of our environment. Sophisticated personal devices and context-appropriate services enable us to map our progress; to communicate…
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