Category Archives: Interent Anthropology

The Problem Isn’t Just Facebook: It’s You Too.

Lately, news of the Facebook emotional contagion study and Facebook Messenger’s permissions, have flooded feeds and inboxes. The former was a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in June 2014. The paper described an experiment where the algorithm controlling some users’ news feeds were altered to show more “happy” or “sad” posts. Then, the subsequent […]

Web Design Lessons from an Anthropologist

This is a presentation I did online for the North Carolina Community College Digital Designers and Developers Association on Friday. Enjoy! P.S. This presentation was given as part of the awesome job that I am giving up to go back to school. Do you want to come work with me this summer and take over […]

Who wants my job? Digital Designer at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Job Posting

Are you an anthropologist and a web designer? Well I have a job for you! I am going back to school and quitting my job. That means that my position as digital designer at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is up for grabs! It is a great position at an institution that encourages using those anthropological skills […]

[Online or Offline?] Part II: Do you have to be using the Internet to be online?

Go to Part I: [Online or Offline?] Part I: Residue of the Past Mike Rugnetta says no and I agree. In part one of this post series, I wrote about how many users think about digital data and tools as digital replicates of tangible tools and content because they learned computing during a transitional period between […]

[Online or Offline?] Part I: Residue of the Past

I really enjoy the YouTube videos hosted by Mike Rugnetta on the PBS Idea Channel. The videos almost always leave me thinking.  This recent video on the online/offline distinction was right up my alley and even had a few blog inspiring moments.

Anthropology and Web Design (Part Two – Intimacy)

I am a web designer/developer and an anthropologist. Anthropology is my first and true love; but, at this stage in my career, it doesn’t do much to help me pay the bills on its own. So, after finishing my master’s course work I got a job as a web designer based on skills I picked up […]

Anthropology and Web Design (Part One – Who We Are)

I am a web designer/developer and an anthropologist. Anthropology is my first and true love; but, at this stage in my career, it doesn’t do much to help me pay the bills on its own. So, after finishing my master’s course work I got a job as a web designer based on skills I picked up […]