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Darryl A Pieber

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Darryl Pieber is a doctoral candidate in Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario. His research examines the use of locative media by queer people in urban spaces. He holds a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Darryl received a master's degree in Media Studies from Western in 2017.


DC 3304G: Locative Media (Winter 2022, Winter 2023, Fall 2023)

This course explores the social, political, and economic contexts of locative media: smartphone apps like Tinder, Uber and Google Maps that make use of people’s location coordinates to provide information about the people, places and events around them in the moment. The course covers issues such as mobility, space and time, privacy, security, identity and relationships. 

Pieber, D.A. (2021). "Filtered in/filtered out: Locative media and social accessibility in urban spaces". Studies in Communication Sciences 21 (1), 115-127.

Pieber, D.A. & Quan-Haase, A. (2021). "Up close and impersonal: Locative media and the changing nature of the networked individual in the city". In Neal, Z.P. & Rozenblat, C., eds. Handbook of cities and networks. Edward Elgar Publishing, 409-426.

Smeltzer, S., Pieber, D.A., & Brooks, M. (2021). Experiential Learning in the Canadian Communications Landscape". Canadian Journal of Communication 46 (3).

Quan-Haase, A., Mendes, K., Ho, D., Lake, O., Nau, C., & Pieber, D.A. (2021). "Mapping #MeToo: A synthesis review of digital feminist research across social media platforms". New Media & Society 23(6), 1700-1720.

DIGICOMM 3304 Special Topics in Digital Communication: Locative Media 2023 Fall , 2023 Winter , 2022 Fall