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Who Needs an Ethnographer? Update

The folks over at Ethnography Matters picked up my post Who Needs an Ethnographer? considering the ways that a volunteer ethnographic project could be designed and how it could be community-led.  I’m chuffed to bits to be featured on Ethnography Matters which I think is a fantastic publication with a great archive of useful insights. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Volunteer Ethnography

Following my post Who Needs an Ethnographer? a few weeks ago, I had several very interesting conversations on the purpose and possible methods of volunteering expertise as an ethnographer.  One of these was with Eugenia Lee who is today’s guest blogger on her experience of working on a volunteer ethnography project in conjunction with Tufts … Continue reading

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Blog for Little Miss Geek: Humanities Students Make Great Geeks

The lovely folks over at Little Miss Geek, who run an initiative designed to inspire more women and girls to get into technical careers, allowed me to write a post for them on why humanities students make great geeks.  Digital technology pervades all aspects of our lives and careers, a trend that looks like it’s … Continue reading

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Seams: Private and Public in Digital Lives

Last Tuesday night I was fortunate enough to hear Genevieve Bell, anthropologist, future-thinker, and director of Intel Corporation’s Interaction and Experience Research, speak. It was a really compelling talk with lots of big thoughts. There was a small one I wanted to pick up on, though: in a discussion about seamless technology integration, Bell told … Continue reading

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RegentTweet: Theoretical Questions on ‘Lifestyle’

Let’s talk about ‘lifestyles’. Yesterday I found myself invited to a “lifestyle and shopping event for professional bloggers” called RegentTweet organised by some clever marketers over on Regent Street.  I signed up for a chance to attend through London Girl Geek Dinners, a group which should be pretty self-explanatory.  I didn’t think I’d get selected … Continue reading