How might we better ensure that technology serves the needs of society? This basic question lies at the foundation of the research project “Landscaping Mobile Social Media and Mobile Payments in Indonesia.”
Makassar waterfront Photo courtesy of Tom Boellstorff
sicap and Indonesian research teams on the sicap blog.
What kinds of needs for payment are not being met by existing systems? How are mobile phones and social media being used to meet those needs? What kinds of new needs, new behaviors, new beliefs about money and technology are being created?
To learn more, check out Boellstorff's inaugural blog post.