Tag: data and society

The future of designing autonomous systems will involve ethnographers

Madeleine clare elish , June 28th, 2016


Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: Next up in our Co-designing with machines edition is Madeleine Clare Elish, (@mcette), is an anthropologist and researcher at Data & Society, presents a…


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Making! The Other Story: Robot#10, Twins Separated at Birth, and Hacker Mama

Silvia Lindtner , April 29th, 2014


Silvia Lindtner Amelia Guimarin Editor’s Note: Silvia Lindtner (@yunnia) and Amelia Guimarin (@femhacktweets) round out the March-April theme on makers, hackers, and engineers with this post tha…


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Engineering obsolescence

Marisa Leavitt Cohn , April 21st, 2014


Marisa Cohn Editor’s Note: Marisa Leavitt Cohn writes to us from Stockholm, where she is a postdoctoral scholar studying the politics of software systems and computing work practices. In…


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Ethnography as Diaspora

deuxlits , April 3rd, 2014


Lilly U. Nguyen Editor’s Note: Lilly U. Nguyen (@deuxlits) tells us how in her own work on the ethnography of software in Vietnam, she both studies and embodies “diaspora” –…


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Measurements: The Qualitative Work of Quantitative Work

morganya , March 25th, 2014


Katie Pine Max Liboiron Editor’s Note: Katie Pine and Max Liboiron continue this week’s theme of makers, hackers, and engineers with a post about the politics and performativity…


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Falling in: how ethnography happened to me and what I’ve learned from it

altoombs , March 17th, 2014


Austin Toombs Editor’s Note: Austin Toombs (@altoombs) brings a background in computer science and a critical sensibility to his ethnographic research on maker cultures.  He explores the formati…


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Studying Up: The Ethnography of Technologists

npseaver , March 10th, 2014


Nick Seaver Editor’s Note: Nick Seaver (@npseaver) kicks off the March-April special edition of Ethnography Matters, which will feature a number of researchers at the Intel Science and Technolog…


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March-April 2014: Studying Hackers, Makers, and Engineers

morganya , March 4th, 2014


This month’s theme – ethnographies of hackers, makers, and engineers – is edited by Morgan G. Ames, who made the transition from being a hacker to studying them…


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Tell Me More danah boyd: an interview with the author of “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens”

tricia wang , February 26th, 2014


danah boyd (@zephoria) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s…


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