Tag Archives: Design

Coming to #SCA2016: Infrastructures of Collaboration

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I am excited to announce with my co-organizer, Amy Robbins, that our panel for the biennial meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology has been accepted and is on the preliminary schedule for Saturday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. Be there or be ■. Infrastructures of Collaboration As Marilyn Strathern (2006) has noted, recent decades […]

Aligned Anxieties: Rethinking Critiques of the Internet through the Anxieties of Web Professionals

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The following is a paper I gave at the 2015 Theorizing the Web Conference on April 18. Below you will find: my presentation with audio, the video of the entire panel, and the backchannel conversation from Twitter. Thank you to the Theorizing the Web committee for putting on such a great conference and to the rest […]

It Knows the World: What the Wolfram Language Can Teach Anthropologists about the Problematic Nature of Ontological Approaches (#AAA2014)

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Here is the prezi (with audio) of my presentation from the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting for 2014. It Knows the World: What the Wolfram Language Can Teach Anthropologists about the Problematic Nature of Ontological Approaches As anthropologists have become deeply entangled in debates of ontology, Wolfram Research developed a new multi-paradigm programming language that knows […]

#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 […]

PhD Year One

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I recently finished my first year of my PhD program in anthropology at Binghamton University. Now, I am course complete and working on bibliographies for my qualifying exams. This post is a look back over this year. Classes This year I have taken six courses, three each semester. Between August 26 and May 14, I […]

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!

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 […]

A Web Developer’s Reaction to Reading Latour

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I read Bruno Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern and Reassembling the Social last week for class. Here is what it got me thinking about. Computer programming, although commonly thought of as involving mathematics, logic, and science, is in practice a creative process for making digital reproductions of non-digital entities and the practices that involve […]