Tag Archives: Web design

Coming to #SCA2016: Infrastructures of Collaboration

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 […]

Friends on Facebook for 46 Years: Experiencing Technical Difficulty Differently

Where did the 46 Years come from? You didn’t become Facebook friends 46 years ago. So, where does the number come from. It isn’t random. It is a result of how time is calculated in computing. Unix Time is how most programmers calculate and store time. It is the number of seconds (not counting leap […]

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

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 […]

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 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 […]