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Zuev, D., & Hannam, K. (2020). Anxious immobilities: an ethnography of coping with contagion (Covid-19) in Macau. Mobilities, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2020.1827361
In February 2020, Macau became one of the first regions where the pandemic of coronavirus or Covid-19 affected the totality of social and economic life leading to increased anxieties over movement and distance. Although Macau has had very few actual cases of the virus – 46 in total –and no deaths from it, the Macau government rapidly instituted a lock down. The aim of this article is to reflect on how the social experience of being in lockdown can provide insights into understanding the type of experience or condition that we provisionally term ‘anxious immobility.’ Such a condition is characterized by a total disruption of everyday rhythms and specifically anxious waiting for the normalization of activity while being the subject of biosocial narratives of quarantine and socially responsible. The paper is based upon 3 months of ethnographic research conducted by two researchers based in Macau. We also reflect upon some aspects of the politics of mobilities in the light of disruptions and friction points between Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, and the rest of the world.
Zuev, D. (2023). Coral empire: underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity: by Ann Elias Durham: Duke University Press, 2019, 296 pages ISBN: 9781478003182 (hbk) 99.95 USD, 9781478003823 (pbk) 26.95 USD, 9781478004462 (ebook) 26.95 USD. Visual Studies, 38(1), 152–153. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2022.2042372
Zuev, D. (2023). Visuality and Infrastructure: The Case of the Belt and Road Initiative. In P. A. B. Duarte, F. J. B. S. Leandro, & E. M. Galán (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization with Chinese Characteristics (pp. 285–300). Springer Nature Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6700-9_18
Zhu, R., & Pinheiro, F. V. (2010). Preservation and Sustainability of Industrial Heritage in the Urban Renewal: A Case Study of Iec Long Firecracker Factory in Taipa, Macao. 2010 International Conference on E-Product E-Service and E-Entertainment, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEE.2010.5660950
As an incomparable implication of industrial culture, the industrial heritage has a wide range of historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific values. With the process of large-scale contemporary urban revitalization, abandoned industrial buildings and areas always become the targets of urban renewal and redevelopment due to the ongoing transformation on structural changes of economy and adjustments of plot usage. Although the research and discussion on preservation of industrial heritage have been launched in the fields of theory and practice in China, many former industrial areas and buildings are still undergoing extreme threats and irreversible damages. Taking Iec Long Fireworks Factory which is the only well preserved survivor of industrial heritage in Macao as a case study, this paper presents its historic background, present challenges and future envisions of development. Based on group investigations and SWOT analysis, integrated strategies are proposed to preserve and revitalize the old factory ruins and their landscape settings. The conclusions show the significance to preserve and reuse industrial heritage opened for the urban renewal, which also could be a good contribution for sustainability of history and culture, environment, society and tourism.
Zhu, R., & Pinheiro, F. V. (2010). Towards the Creation of a New Sustainable Urban Environment: Improvement and Revitalization of Public Spaces in the Historical Centre of Macao. 2010 International Conference on E-Product E-Service and E-Entertainment, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEE.2010.5661415
Contemporary urban environment is facing big changes caused by a series of synthetic factors on politics, economy, technology, society and culture. Its goals and design concepts have shifted from the fulfillment of the basic function of life into the improvement of whole qualities of cities. Forming the key part of city fabric, urban historical centre helps link scattered individual historical buildings, and retrieve urban fabric. It also takes important roles in preserving history and tradition, keeping social meanings of a place and city's sustainability. This paper briefly analyzed the historic background and current issues in Macao Historic Centre. Meanwhile, strategies and principles are proposed to improve and revitalize public spaces located in dilapidated or misused historical centre so as to provide new scientific and holistic ideas for the creation of a new sustainable environment in China.
Yang, P., Xu, H., & Hannam, K. (2022). A touristic habitation: automobilities of Chinese driving tourists. Tourism Geographies, 0(0), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2022.2046148
As an emergent tourism sector, driving tourism connects car use and touristic activities intimately. Following the notion of the ‘inhabited car’, this article explores how and why Chinese tourists inhabit a travelling car for drivers/passengers in the leisure automobility and driving tourism context. Through three different road trips and ‘mobile methods’, it was found that Chinese tourists inhabit the car in four ways: driving, gazing, listening, and communicating. Through this embodied habitation, the car is turned into a ‘touristic inhabitation’ space for protecting the tourists generating touristic emotions、social interactions, and tourism meanings. The study contributes to automobility and tourism literature and provides implications for driving tourism development in China.
Wang, S., Sit, H. F., Garabiles, M. R., Blum, D., Hannam, K., Armour, C., & Hall, B. J. (2021). A network analysis investigation of the comorbidity between sleep dysfunction and PTSD symptomatology among Filipino domestic workers in Macao (SAR) China- ClinicalKey. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 140, 337–345. https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S0022395621003095?returnurl=https:%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0022395621003095%3Fshowall%3Dtrue&referrer=
Wan, Y. K. P., & Pinheiro, F. (2011). The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use. Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao, 19–35. https://doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083282.003.0002
Over the past few years, the gaming industry has changed the face of Macao and the lives of its citizens. The liberalisation of casino licensing in 2002 and the implementation of the Chinese government's new visa regulations in 2003, which permitted many mainland Chinese to travel to Hong Kong and Macao on an individual basis, triggered an economic boom. Foreign investment increased dramatically as international companies began to build casinos and hotels. By 2006, gaming revenues had reached a record annual high of US$10.33 billion, far exceeding the US$6.6 billion made on the Las Vegas strip (Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, 2008). Tourist numbers more than doubled from 11 million in 2002 to 21.7 million in 2009 (Statistics and Census Service, 2009a). Rapid economic growth has come at a price, however. There have been many social dislocations and challenges for public policy that can be attributed to the expansion of the gaming industry. A particular issue is land, a fundamental factor of production and an essential component of the gaming industry's success but in short supply in Macao. The tension between casino requirements for land and public needs spills over into debates on matters as diverse as building height restrictions, heritage protection, green space, the opaqueness of government decisions and its lack of consultative mechanisms. © 2011 by The Hong Kong University Press, HKU. All rights reserved.
Urrutia, H., Pérez, P., & Fernandes-Marcos, A. (2021). Contemporary art as a factor for knowledge generation from video: A arte contemporânea como fator de geração de conhecimento a partir do vídeo. 10th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1145/3483529.3483684
Tieben, H., Soares, N., & Yiu, E. (2018). Investigating the urban rulesof the Pearl River Delta: a comparative approach to urban design research and teaching. In Luisa Bravo (Ed.), IN-TERSECTIONS. Expertise, AcademicResearch and Design from Barcelona, Beirut, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Auckland, Florence. City Space Architecture.
Thota, N., Berglund, A., & Clear, T. (2012). Illustration of paradigm pluralism in computing education research. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series, 123, 103–112. https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84878522133&origin=inward&txGid=81315c48936e3bc0f6c722737d60e587
This paper argues for paradigm pluralism in computing education research. The value of mixing paradigms, and the choice of methodological eclecticism and mixed methods is explored using pragmatic knowledge claims. A research study, which focused on the design of an introductory object-oriented programming (OOP) course for undergraduate students, is introduced as an illustration of paradigm pluralism. The study demonstrates methodological eclecticism and use of mixed methods for data collection and analysis. Meaningful outcomes resulting from the choice of the research design are described. A framework that focuses on the research problem and research questions to guide research design is presented as the outcome of the study. Through the discussion and demonstration of paradigm pluralism, this paper contributes to increased awareness of theoretically anchored research in computer science. © 2012, Australian Computer Society, Inc.
Thota, N., & Berglund, A. (2016). Learning Computer Science: Dimensions of Variation Within What Chinese Students Learn. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 16(3), 10:1-10:27. https://doi.org/10.1145/2853199
We know from research that there is an intimate relationship between student learning and the context of learning. What is not known or understood well enough is the relationship of the students’ background and previous studies to the understanding and learning of the subject area—here, computer science (CS). To show the contextual influences on learning CS, we present empirical data from a qualitative investigation of the experiences of Chinese students studying for a master degree at Sweden's Uppsala University. Data were collected of the students’ understanding and learning of CS, their experience of the teaching and their own studies, and of their personal development in Sweden. Using an analysis framework grounded in phenomenography, we analytically separated the what and how aspects of learning. In this article, we describe the what, or the content of the students’ learning, and identify dimensions of variation in the experiences of students. These dimensions relate to the foci of the CS programs, the learning outcomes, and the impact of the studies. The findings from the analyses indicate pedagogical and pragmatic implications for teaching and learning CS in higher education institutions. The study extends the traditional use of phenomenography through the discussion of the dimensions of variation in the experiences and the values within the dimensions. It opens the way for understanding the relational nature of learning in computing education.
Thota, N. (2015). Connectivism and the Use of Technology/Media in Collaborative Teaching and Learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015(142), 81–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/tl.20131
This chapter explores the ways in which a relational understanding of the education process and the use of collaborative technologies in the connectivist tradition might inform and transform university teaching.
Thota, N. (2014). Programming Course Design: Phenomenographic Approach to Learning and Teaching. 2014 International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Computing and Engineering, 125–132. https://doi.org/10.1109/LaTiCE.2014.30
Phenomenography is a well-known empirical research approach that is often used to investigate students' ways of learning programming. Phenomenographic pedagogy is an instructional approach to plan learning and teaching activities. This theoretical paper gives an overview of prior research in phenomenographic studies of programming and shows how the results from these research studies can be applied to course design. Pedagogic principles grounded in the phenomenographic perspective on teaching and learning are then presented that consider how to tie students' experiences to the course goals (relevance structure) and how to apply variation theory to focus on the desired critical aspects of learning. Building on this, an introductory object-oriented programming course is described as an example of research-based course design. The insights gained from the experience of running the course are shared with the community of computer science educators, as also the benefits and responsibilities for those who wish to adopt the phenomenographic perspective on learning to plan their teaching. The development of an increased awareness of the variation in students' ways of experiencing programming and the need to broaden the context of the programming course are discussed.
Thota, N. (2011). Repertory grid: investigating personal constructs of novice programmers. Proceedings of the 11th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 23–32. https://doi.org/10.1145/2094131.2094137
In this paper, the repertory grid is presented as a technique to explore novice programmers' experiences within the context of an action research project. The theoretical and methodological aspects of the technique are discussed. The findings from the technique that combined quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods are provided. These findings relate to the learning process, learning content, and learning support as experienced by the students in an introductory object-oriented programming course. The repertory grid technique is then appraised for its relevance and usefulness to the project, and for its contribution to the diversity of computer science research methods. Insights gained from the use of the technique are shared with the community of computer science educators.
Thota, N. (2009). Use of CALMS to enrich learning in introductory programming courses. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference …. https://www.academia.edu/1419399/Use_of_CALMS_to_enrich_learning_in_introductory_programming_courses
Use of CALMS to enrich learning in introductory programming courses
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