Natalie Dixon, Co-Founder

Natalie DixonAs a researcher I  document and investigate people’s relationships with mobile technology.

I am fascinated by our affective attachment to mobile phones, and how through mobile practices we develop certain feelings and relationships.  My starting point for understanding mobile culture has always been the body, that is, through concepts and experiences of embodiment. Using narrative, affective, sensory and ethnographically inflected methods I analyse how various bodies influence (and are influenced) by technology.

Hailing from a background in journalism I have written and edited for various publications including ELLENational Geographic Traveller, Marie Claire, Mail&Guardian, TimeOut, SL and HYPE.

In a previous life I worked as a digital publisher —  marrying content and digital platforms to improve the bottom line. My past experience includes working on global editorial brands such as National Geographicseventeen and Real Simple while based in South Africa at Media24 and Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam.

Mobile culture is also the subject of my doctoral research at the department of Media & Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London.