Tag Archives: Ethnography

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 […]

“Why I signed” (the petition AGAINST academic boycott of Israeli institutions)

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I have signed the petition against the academic boycott of Israeli institutions by the American Anthropological Association. After signing, I felt as if I had taken my stand and have since mostly stayed away from the contentious spaces of debate that are populated largely by pro-boycott anthropologists at this year’s meeting. I had hoped that […]

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!

Twitch Plays Pokemon

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The downside of having a full-time PhD course load is never having the time to write about the things you want. This project, Twitch Plays Pokemon, is anthropologically fascinating. I wish I had more time to write about it. But, as I do not, I will just let PBS Idea Channel tell you about it […]

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 […]

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!

AAA Conference Preview: Being a Curious Potential

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My Presentation Being a Curious Potential: Collaborating With Muslims On Ethnography and Conversion Angela Kristin VandenBroek (Binghamton University, State University of New York) Friday, November 22, 2013: 11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Virtual Communities, Selves and Others

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This semester I am taking a course in Digital Anthropology Dr. Josh Reno. We each have to lead discussion and write a short paper on one of the readings. Below is my short paper on one of this week’s readings. The Reading Boellstorff, Tom. 2012. Rethinking Digital Anthropology, in Digital Anthropology. Pp. 39-60. In “Rethinking […]

Ethnographic Analysis – Research Proposal Assignment [Part 2]

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I am taking a graduate seminar this semester on ethnographic analysis with Dr. Douglas Holmes. The project for the term is to produce an exploratory research proposal. See part one, the research problem. Research Question & Hypothesis How are iamamiwhoami, Minecraft, and the Curators of Sweden Project situated within a practice of design and the […]