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String, post-its and dancing bots: Mozilla Festival 2016

Yet another Mozilla Festival has come to an end.  This year I presented for the first time, delivering a session on network evaluation methodology.  The lead analyst for Mozilla’s Leadership Network, Arliss Collins, co-presented with me on Mozilla’s approach to network evaluation.  Before the session we both agreed that as it was a methodology session … Continue reading

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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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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