Publications

ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

[1]    Rey-Moreno, C., Sabiescu A., Masbulele, J., and Tucker, W. (forth.) Local ownership, exercise of ownership and moving from passive to active entitlement. A practice-led inquiry on a rural community network. Journal of Community Informatics, Special Issue on Communities and Technologies Future Visions, forthcoming.

[2]    Halabi, A., Sabiescu, A. G., David, S., Vannini, S., & Nemer, D. (forth.) From Exploration to Design: Aligning Intentionality in Community Informatics Projects. Journal of Community Informatics. Special Issue on CI Research Methods, forthcoming.

[3]    Bladergroen, M., Bytheway, A., Cantoni, L., Chigona, W., Pucciarelli, M., & Sabiescu A. G. (2014) “I can’t fall behind!” Aspirations, Technology and Becoming  a Teacher in South Africa. South African Computer Journal. ICT4D: Special Issue 2, 54, 1-9.

[4]    Sabiescu, A. G. (2014) Towards a Framework for the Design of Socio-technical Environments for Intergenerational Learning in Community Settings. European Journal of Research on Education and Teaching. Special issue: Transforming the Educational Relationship: Steps for the Lifelong Learning Society, XII(2), 143-158.

[5]    Rubegni, A., & Sabiescu, A. G. (2014) Integrating Digital Storytelling in Formal Educational Settings: A Design Framework. In F. Garzotto & A. G. Sabiescu (Eds.) International Journal of Arts and Technology. Special Issue: Interactive storytelling for children. 7(1), 55-77.

[6]    Sabiescu, A. G. (2012) Exploiting the Intergenerational Connection in Community Media Initiatives for Minority Cultures: A Case Study. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 7(6), 1-18.

[7]    Di Blas, N., Paolini, P., & Sabiescu, A. G. (2012) Collective Digital Storytelling at School: A Whole-Class Interaction. In A. V. Vasilakos, T. Moher & N. Pares (Eds.) International Journal of Arts and Technology. Special issue: Interaction Design and Children, 5(2/3/4), 271-292.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Peer-reviewed full papers

[8]    Sabiescu, A.G., David, S., van Zyl, I., & Cantoni, L. (2014) Emerging Spaces in Community-based Participatory Design. Reflections from Two Case Studies. Proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 6-10 Oct. 2014. ACM.

[9]    Rey-Moreno, C., Sabiescu, A. G., Masbulele, J. S. (2014) Towards self-sustaining community networks in rural areas of developing countries: Understanding local ownership. Proceedings of the 8th International Development Informatics Association (IDIA), Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 3-4 Nov. 2014.

[10] Halabi, A., Sabiescu, A. G., David, S., Vannini, S., and Nemer, D. (2014) From learning to designing action: Uncovering obscure processes in participatory community-based research. Proceedings of CIRN 2011 Community Informatics Conference. Prato, Italy, 13-15 Oct. 2014.

[11] David, S., Sabiescu, A. G., & Cantoni, L. (2013) Co-design with Communities. A Reflection on the Literature. Proceedings of the 7th International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-3 Nov. 2013, 152-166.

[12] Pucciarelli, M., Sabiescu, A. G., & Cantoni, L. (2013) What Do We Know about Douala? Access to Information in and about the Largest Cameroonian City. Proceedings of the 7th International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-3 Nov. 2013, 167-184.

[13] Sabiescu, A. G., Agosti, M., & Paolini, P. (2012) Participatory, Visible and Sustainable. Designing a Community Website for a Minority Group. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, Aarhus, Denmark, 18-20 June 2012, 51-66.

[14] Sabiescu, A. G. (2011) Context-responsiveness in Community-based Open Content Creation Initiatives. Implications for Evaluation. Proceedings of CIRN 2011 Community Informatics Conference. Prato, Italy, 9-11 Nov. 2011.

[15] Sabiescu, A. G. (2011) The Issue of Collective Agency in Community-based Open Content Creation. Proceedings of the International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference, Lima, Peru, 26-28 Oct. 2011.

[16] Di Blas, N., Paolini, P., & Sabiescu, A. (2010) Collective Digital Storytelling at School as a Whole-class Interaction. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 June 2010. New York, NY: ACM, 11-19.

[17] Di Blas, N., Paolini, P., Rubegni, E., & Sabiescu, A. (2010) Equipping Higher Education Students with Media Literacy Skills. Proceedings of the Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), The Netherlands, 7-9 July 2010. IEEE International, 30-37.

[18] Di Blas, N., Garzotto, F., Paolini, P., & Sabiescu, A. (2009) Digital Storytelling as a Whole-Class Learning Activity: Lessons from a Three-Years Project. Proceedings of the 2nd Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Guimarães, Portugal, 9-11 Dec. 2009. I. A. Iurgel, N. Zagalo, & P. Petta (Eds.) Lecture Notes In Computer Science, vol. 5915. Berlin: Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, 14-25.

Peer-reviewed short papers and extended abstracts

[19] Sabiescu, A., van Zyl, I., Pucciarelli, M., Cantoni, L., Bytheway, A., Wallace Chigona, W., & Tardini, S. (2013) Changing Mindsets: The Attitude of Pre-service Teachers on Technology for Teaching. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development (ICTD ’13): Notes – Vol. 2. Cape Town, South Africa, 7-10 Dec. 2013. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 136-139.

[20] Picco-Schwendener, A., & Sabiescu, A. G. (2013) Learning as Motivation to Participate in Wireless Communities. Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE): Integrating formal and informal learning, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-23 August 2013, 214-216.

[21] Sabiescu, A. G., & Memarovic, N. (2013) Participatory Design for Cultural Representation: A Cultural Transparency Perspective. Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2013. 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 Sept. 2013. Proceedings, Part IV, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8120 (2013). Springer Berlin – Heidelberg, 611-618.

[22] Van Zyl, I., Sabiescu, A. G., & Pucciarelli, M. (2013) (Re)Defining the Role of the Teacher in Networked Learning. The Technology-for-Education Experience in South African Primary Schools. Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE): Integrating formal and informal learning, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-23 Aug. 2013, 217-219.

[23] Garzotto, F., Paolini, P., & Sabiescu, A. (2010) Interactive Storytelling for Children. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 June 2010. New York, NY: ACM, 356-359.

[24] Rubegni, E., Di Blas, N., Paolini, P., & Sabiescu, A. (2010) A Format to Design Narrative Multimedia Applications for Cultural Heritage Communication. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Sierre, Switzerland, 22-26 March 2010. New York, NY: ACM, 1238-1239.

[25] Rubegni, E., Sabiescu, A., & Paolini, P. (2008) OneThousandAndOneStories: A Format for Multichannel Multimedia Narratives. Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Cool interaction, Funchal, Portugal, 16-19 September 2008. J. Abascal, I. Fajardo, & I. Oakley (Eds.) ECCE ’08, Vol. 369. New York, NY: ACM, p. 19.

BOOK CHAPTERS 

[26] Whatley, S., and Sabiescu, A. G. (forthcoming, exp. 2016) Interdisciplinary collaborations in the creation of digital dance and performance: A critical examination. Borowiecki, K., Forbes, N., and Fresa, A. (Eds.) Cultural Heritage in a Changing World. Heidelberg: Springer.

[27] Rey-Moreno, C., Sabiescu, A. G., Masbulele, J. S. (2015, in press) Towards Self-sustaining Community Networks in Rural Areas of Developing Countries: Understanding local ownership. In Steyn, J. and van Greunen, D. (Eds.) ICTs for Inclusive Communities in Developing Societies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

[28] Sabiescu, A. (2015, in press) Narratives and Counter-narratives in the Representation of The Other. The Case of the Romani Ethnic Minority. N. J. Bidwell & H. Winschiers-Teophilus (Eds.) At the Intersection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Technology Design. Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press.

EDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES

[29] Garzotto, F., & Sabiescu, A. G. (Eds.) (2014) Interactive Storytelling for Children [Special Issue]. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 7(1).

[30] Stillman, L., Sabiescu, A., & Memarovic, N. (Eds.) (2013) Proceedings of CIRN 2013 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Nexus, Confluence, and Difference: Community Archives meets Community Informatics’. Prato, Italy, 28-30 Oct. 2013.

[31] Stillman, L., Denison, T., Sabiescu, A., & Memarovic, N. (Eds.) (2012) Proceedings of CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Ideals meet Reality’. Prato, Italy, 7-9 Nov. 2012.

DISSERTATION AND THESIS

[32] Sabiescu, A. G. (2013) Empowering Minority Voices. Ph.D. dissertation, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. Available at http://doc.rero.ch/record/32702

[33] Sabiescu, A. G. (2007) The Exhibition Object as Sign. A Semiotic Perspective on Ethnographic Museum Displays. Master thesis, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland.

NON PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND REPORTS

[34] Sabiescu, A., Woolley, M., Cummings, C., and Prins, J. (2015) Online Maker Communities: Craft and Engagement with Cultural Heritage. Workshop paper, Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges, 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June 2015.

[35] Ai He, H., Memarovic, N., Sabiescu, A., and de Moor, A. (2015) CulTech. Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June 2015.

[36] Mannion, S., Robinson, W., & Sabiescu, A. (2015) An Audio State of Mind: Understanding behaviour around audio guides and visitor media. Proceedings, Museums and the Web 2015. Chicago, IL, 8-11 April 2015.

[37] Sabiescu, A. G. (2013) Designing Intergenerational Learning Environments for Community Settings: Tales from the Field. Invited keynote address, Proceedings of the International Conference ‘Transforming the Educational Relationship: Intergenerational and Family Learning for the Lifelong Learning Society’, Bucharest, Romania, 24-25 Oct. 2013, 57-71.

[38] David, S., Vannini, S., Sabiescu, A. G., & Cantoni, L. (2013) Commitment, Proactivity and Trust: Ingredients for Successful Cooperation in Community Development Actions. Proceedings of CIRN 2013 Community Informatics Conference, Prato, Italy, 28-30 Oct. 2013. Works in Progress.

[39] Sabiescu, A. G. (2010) Thinking from the Inside: Participatory Action Research as a Bridge to the Locale in Community Informatics. Proceedings of CIRN 2010 Community Informatics Conference, Prato, Italy, 27-29 Oct. 2010. Works in Progress.

[40] Sabiescu, A. G. (2009) Collaborative Digital Storytelling as an Intergenerational Hub for Cultural Representation in Traditional Communities. Proceedings of CIRN 2009 Community Informatics Conference, Prato, Italy, 27-30 Oct. 2009. PhD Colloquium.