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What’s so Bad about the Internet? Reflections from the OII Connected Life Conference & the EU Referendum

Naturally the EU referendum came up for discussion during the Oxford Internet Institute’s recent Connected Life conference, but as an afterthought and an aside.  I believe everyone present was nearly certain that Britain would vote to retain the status quo, and as subsequent reaction in the media demonstrated we were in good company.  Even those … Continue reading

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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