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Why the world needs anthropology of religion

standplaatswereld , April 6th, 2022

by Thijl Sunier According to Dutch media, the Netherlands has reached a milestone these days. For the first time in history, the country has a majority of inhabitants…

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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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An Engineering Anthropologist: Why tech companies need to hire software developers with ethnographic skills

Astrid Countee , June 22nd, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: I’m very please to announce that the next contributor in the Co-designing with machines edition is Astrid Countee (@ianthro), an anthropologist, software de…

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The human-side of artificial intelligence and machine learning

Steven Gustafson , June 20th, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: Next up in our Co-designing with machines edition is Steven Gustafson (@stevengustafson), founder of the Knowledge Discovery Lab at the General Electric Gl…

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The hidden story of how metrics are being used in courtrooms and newsrooms to make more decisions

Angèle Christin , June 20th, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: The next author for the Co-designing with machines edition is Angèle Christin (@angelechristin), sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Data & Soci…

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Why do brands lose their chill? How bots, algorithms, and humans can work together on social media

Molly Templeton , June 17th, 2016

Editor’s Note: The fourth contributor to the Co-designing with machines edition is Molly Templeton (@mollymeme), digital and social media expert, Director of Social Media at Everybody …

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Lou and Cee Cee prepare for fieldwork in the future: a world where robots conduct ethnography

Alicia Dudek , June 17th, 2016

Editor’s Note: Kicking off our Co-designing with machines edition is Alicia Dudek (@aliciadudek), Innovation Insight Lead & Design Ethnographer at Deloitte Digital Australia. Using …

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Co-designing with machines: moving beyond the human/machine binary

tricia wang , June 13th, 2016

Letter from the Editor: I am happy to announce Welcome to the The Co-Desinging with Machines edition. As someone with one foot in industry redesigning organizations to flourish in a…

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In the Journals – May 2016

Sean Miller , May 24th, 2016

Summer is here and that means that most of us will no doubt be undertaking fieldwork of some sort. But fear not, as we here at In the…


Anthropology Blogging 101: Peeps

Emma Louise Backe , April 14th, 2016

This post is part of the Anthropology Blogging 101 series. In this edition of Anthropology Blogging, we welcome Aliah El-houni and Anya-Milana, Co-Editors of Peeps Magazine, an anthropology magazine f…

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Thinking with selfies

afsehadmin , April 4th, 2016

Kath Albury @KathAlbury continues our edition of ‘The Person in the (Big) Data‘ by talking about her research into young people and sexting. Instead of educating those who…

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Lemon Difficult: Building a Strategic Speculation Consultancy

Joseph Lindley , March 3rd, 2016

Joseph Lindley works with design fiction in order to facilitate meaningful speculation about the future. In between he likes to make music, take photographs and combine the other two…

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Don’t panic: the smart city is here!

dasdingwang , February 18th, 2016

Ding Wang, in her own words, ‘has a special interest in pursuing degrees whose names consist of two random words’ (specifically Tourism Management, Design Ethnography, and now Dig…

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Everybody’s an Ethnographer!

dhruvsharma101 , February 11th, 2016

Dhruv Sharma has a background in anthropology, has worked in various countries as an ethnographer, and also holds a master’s degree in design ethnography from Dundee University. His doctoral …

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What’s the matter with Ethnography?

Robert Potts , February 9th, 2016

Robert Potts is a filmmaker, lecturer, designer, and PhD candidate at the HighWire Centre for Doctoral Training who takes special interest in a diverse range of subjects including shared narr…

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What on Earth is Post Disciplinary Ethnography?

Joseph Lindley , January 26th, 2016

This post is part of the Post Disciplinary Ethnography Edition. ‘Jargon free’ text is the name of the game according to the Ethnography Matters style guide, so titling…

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We have a Slack! Join us at Ethnography Hangout to discuss applied ethnography

tricia wang , January 26th, 2016

The Ethnography Matters, Anthrodesign, and EPIC teams have created a Slack channel for conversations about ​ethnographic methods. At Ethnography Hangout, we are an interdisciplinary group wea…

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What Anthropologists Do

sydneyyeager , September 21st, 2015

The strength of anthropology is that we are always learning, gathering data isn’t something we do in a lab or even something we can easily shut off. We…

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Ethnographic Field Data 1: Should I Share my Fieldnotes?

Celia Emmelhainz , August 19th, 2015

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Celia Emmelhainz.] “This will be your office,” Dr. Bernson* says, unlocking the storage room near her office. Tall wooden shelves frame rows of ethnography,…

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The Medium is the Message: A Lesson in Engaging Stakeholders in the UX Research Process

amysantee , February 14th, 2015

From designers and information architects to researchers and strategists, user experience practitioners must pay attention to the methods by which they communicate their ideas. As Marshall McLuhan fir…


Who needs an ethnographer?

Caitlin McDonald , June 7th, 2014

I recently found myself lamenting the lack of ethnography in my professional life with a new acquaintance. Don’t get me wrong: my job stretches me in other ways….

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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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