Category Archives: Thoughts

#AAA2014 Presentation on Ontology and the Wolfram Language

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I am excited to be attending the American Anthropological Association Meeting again this year! I will also be presenting a paper with a great panel of digital anthropologists, including my co-organizer Jordan Kraemer. As usual, I will post the prezi and audio of my presentation here on H2BAA for anyone who is unable to make […]

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

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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 […]

Tweeting Sweden: Complicating Anthropology through the Analysis of the World’s Most Democratic Twitter Account

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Here is my presentation from this Spring’s Theorizing the Web Conference. Stream from #TtW14 Did you find this presentation interesting? You should watch the rest of the panel. Great stuff! You can watch the rest of the conference online too!

Theorizing the Web! It’s here!

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I am very excited about the Theorizing the Web conference! I am in Brooklyn all geared up to give my talk and then listen to some fascinating work from other web people. If you couldn’t make it to Brooklyn or are just hearing about this conference right now, then you are in luck! The entire […]

CfP for #AAA2014 — Producing Design: Ethnographies of Inequality and Difference in Digital Technologies

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Call for papers for AAA 2014 in Washington, D.C. Producing Design: Ethnographies of Inequality and Difference in Digital Technologies Organizers: Jordan Kraemer (UC Irvine/UC Berkeley) and Angela VandenBroek (Binghamton University, SUNY) Please contact us if you’re interested in participating and send proposed abstracts of 250 words to Jordan (jordan@jordankraemer.com) on or by April 7. Technology […]

I am going to Theorizing the Web! #TtW14

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This April you will find me at Theorizing the Web in Brooklyn (April 25-26). Drop me a line if you will be there; We can meet up or come see me present on the Curators of Sweden and Digital Anthropology. Tweeting Sweden: Complicating Anthropology through the Analysis of the World’s Most Democratic Twitter Account Abstract […]

Being a Curious Potential — #AAA2013 Presentation

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This is the presentation I gave at the 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago. Turn up on your speakers or headphones because audio is included. Enjoy!

#AAA2013 So Far

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Will there be another Boas? What will be the next big turn in anthropology?

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Generalists and Specialists During my History of Anthropological Thought course (with Dr. Thomas Wilson & Dr. Mike Little) last Thursday, a student asked, “Will there be another Boas?” We had been discussing Boas, Kroeber and some of their contemporaries and how holistic they were during their careers. These holistic scholars shaped the path of anthropology in a […]

Web Design Lessons from an Anthropologist

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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 […]