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Darkness and Disaster in the City
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 90-93
Christine Satchell, Queensland University of Technology
Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology

People all over the world are regularly hit by floods, cyclones, and other natural disasters. Many use smart phones and social media to stay connected, seek help, improvise, and cope with crises or challenging situations. This column discusses these practices after dark or during disasters to unveil challenges and opportunities for innovative designs that increase resilience and safety.

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Index Terms:
natural disasters, mobile technology, mobile applications, Internet computing, human-computer interaction
Christine Satchell, Marcus Foth, "Darkness and Disaster in the City," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 90-93, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.149
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