Milena is an experienced mixed-methods and qualitative researcher, with a focus on media and communication studies, sound studies, interaction design, education, and sensory ethnography. Milena works as a post-doctoral researcher for the Think, Design, Play project which investigates game development as an instructional tool for teaching computational literacy in the k-12 system. Milena is also a Learning Specialist for InWithForward, a social enterprise company based in the Netherlands, which is developing an innovative learning service for people with cognitive disabilities. Milena’s current research brings communication and media studies together with sensory everyday ethnography in an exploration of cultural and perceptual practices with personal mobile computing devices, focusing specifically on sound and listening. Milena has published and presented widely in the areas of sound studies, game audio, education and interaction design.
ArticlesIn the last decade, the cell phone’s transformation from a tool for mobile telephony into a multi-modal, computational “smart” media device has engendered a new kind of emplacement, and the ubiquity of technological mediation into the everyday settings of urban life. With it, a new kind of media literacy has become necessary for participation in the networked social publics (Ito; Jenkins et...Read more