Tag: smartphones

Protected: Some Provisional Thoughts on Temporal Hierarchizations and the Digital

The TikTok of Anthropology

Author: Daniel Miller I want to make a slightly surprising suggestion. That my current ambition in anthropology is to become more like TikTok (or its original Chinese form…

An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the Smartphone Age

Author: Charlotte Hawkins As part of the ASSA project, we are currently working to publish a volume called: ‘An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the…

2021 round-up and happy new year!

By Danny Miller and Laura Haapio-Kirk 2021, despite its difficulties, has been a key year for the ASSA project. The high point for us was in May with…

Shireen Walton discusses her book, Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy

Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy Interview by Rachel Howard Rachel Howard: As you note, active aging agendas “aim to encourage people to exercise control over the aging…

Illustrating ASSA’s findings with comics – part 3

By Georgiana Murariu & Laura Haapio-Kirk In this blog post, we present the third comic in our ASSA comics series – this time set in Lusozi, a neighbourhood…

Aging in a Digitalized World: Beyond a User/Non-User Framework*

Sophie Colas** Engagement with digital technology takes numerous, often very abstract and tenuous forms that sometimes involve the intervention of other people. Such multiple engagement with digit…

Smartphones “In-Between” or: What Do Smartphones Have in Common With Doors?*

Suzana Jovicic Credits: Thomas Sobottka It is Friday night in a youth centre on the outskirts of Vienna; the lights are dim, and loud local Rap music is…

Joshua Bluteau on his dissertation

My temptation is to hedge my bets and confidently claim that I have two page ninety-nines. This is true in the sense that there is a literal ninety-ninth…

Cloud Security for Anthropologists

By Alexander Taylor Our ethnographic data is in the cloud, but our heads are not More and more anthropologists are conducting, storing and circulating their research in the…

FreeThink 5: Finding Balance in the Midst of Burnout

Freethink #5: Finding Balance in the midst of Burnout In this week’s free think Ryan and Adam talk burning out and finding balance. They reflect on their travels…

Apple and the Smartphone market in India

Photo Courtesy: CC: Wikimedia Commons: Kārlis Dambrāns from Latvia Less than a fifth of the Indian population might own a smart phone, but India is now the second…

Selfies | 自拍

In “Dim Stockings”, a short chapter included in his The Coming Community, Giorgio Agamben takes a cue from the prosaics of a stockings advertisement to discuss the commodification…

Mobiles and protest: four areas in need of further theorisation

Extract from Monterde, A. and J. Postill 2014. Mobile ensembles: The uses of mobile phones for social protest by Spain’s indignados. In G. Goggin and L. Hjorth (eds.)…

Travels in the Congo: First Things First

So, I’ve been travelling and working in the Congo for about a month now and I already have an awful lot to write about – both the awesome…