Tag: Digital World

Part Two: Reciprocity and Its Discontents

Haidy Geismar , January 21st, 2020

Patricia G. Lange, California College of the Arts   Mary Douglas, a key figure in the field of anthropology, once famously asserted that in small-scale societies, “the cycling…

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Reclaiming Reciprocity in Video Sharing Environments

Haidy Geismar , January 14th, 2020

By Patricia Lange, California College of the Arts in San Francisco [In this new series, part of the Digital World category, we publish author commentaries on recently published…

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Introduction to Darknet Markets and How to Stay Anonymous

Haidy Geismar , October 27th, 2019

How to Stay Anonymous when Using a Darknet Market The darknet markets are a good place to buy and sell products anonymously. However, while they can help you…

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Understanding the Digital Infrastructure of Photo-sharing in China: Notes on Tuchong as an Example

Haidy Geismar , October 11th, 2019

Yunchang Yang, PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology A photo of my working space, showing my laptop, notebook, IC card for working with images On 3rd July 2019, I caught up…

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A Counterfeiting Guide To Preventing Your Business from Falling Victim to Fake Money

Haidy Geismar , July 18th, 2019

The Counterfeiters Guide to Spotting Counterfeit Money Counterfeit money is a problem that is not going away anytime soon. It affects everyone from the average consumer to governments…

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Digitized global mobilities’ The role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis

Haidy Geismar , February 10th, 2019

3- 4 June, 2019, Utrecht University  Digitization and the use of social media has dramatically changed most aspects of our everyday practices, perceptions and cause severe changes in…

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Digital Anthropology in Practice

Haidy Geismar , July 9th, 2018

Jennifer Fu and Gemma Tortella-Procter, MSc. Digital Anthropology at UCL “What exactly constitutes ‘digital anthropology’?” While the practical projects we worked on may not provide a comprehensive an…

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Living On Screen: Sondra Perry and Ian Cheng at the Serpentine Galleries

Wade Wallerstein , March 25th, 2018

Like many other London institutions seeking to shore up against an ever-rising digital tide, the Serpentine Galleries have announced a new annual “Digital Seasons” initiative that will recognize…

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The Picket Line in the Digital Age

Joseph Cook , March 1st, 2018

Joseph Cook -MPhil/PhD Anthropology    @joseph_m_cook The following is the transcript from a talk given on Monday 26th February as part of a range of student-led teach-ins and…

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Lecturer in Digital Anthropology

Haidy Geismar , February 20th, 2018

The UCL Department of Anthropology has a new position, a lectureship in Digital Anthropology. Open to anyone with a strong ethnographic foundation to their research into the digital….

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In Memory of Gill Conquest

Haidy Geismar , May 16th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gill Conquest on May 5, 2017. Gill was an exceptional student and an exceptional person. Her interests…

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Experience Rich Anthropology Revisited

Haidy Geismar , April 23rd, 2017

Hannah Knox, UCL Anthropology  When I was an undergraduate at the University of Manchester in the late 1990s I recall being introduced by John Gledhill to something called…

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Our Lives with Electric Things: Call for Contributions

Haidy Geismar , February 3rd, 2017

Jamie Cross, University of Edinburgh Call for Contributions (max 300 words) In: Cultural Anthropology / Theorizing the Contemporary Our lives with electric things are positively charged with meanin…

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Data Waves – finding meaning through music

Haidy Geismar , January 12th, 2017

Miranda Marcus, UCL Digital Anthropology How do we display data in a way that is meaningful? This is the question that has been posed by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris…

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Information and Communication Technology and Wellbeing in the Merchant Marines

Haidy Geismar , December 1st, 2016

Annamaria Dall’Anese, PhD student, UCL Anthropology If the informal use of the internet through personal devices on board merchant vessels encounters barriers due to patchy infrastructure and weather…

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#LondonVegans: Deliberating, sensing and practicing vegans in a non-vegan city

Haidy Geismar , November 17th, 2016

Zachary Hecht, UCL Digital Anthropology Msc Student Why would somebody forgo juicy steaks, delicate smoked salmon, velvety goat cheese, and the many seemingly delicious foods people eat? Why…

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Digital Materialities: Design and Anthropology, Edited by S. Pink, E. Ardevol, and D. Lanzeni

Haidy Geismar , November 14th, 2016

Zachary Hecht, UCL Digital Anthropology   I must admit, this review has been a long time coming. I was given Digital Materialities and asked to review it many…

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