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All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'ethnography'

We Have Never Been Digital Anthropologists

Reflections / Rebekah Cupitt

title Rebekah Cupitt reflects on how the foundations of ethnography relate to the digital.

The Bow Valley and ‘People’ Without a History

Reflections / Tina Loo

title Multispecies ethnographies—of grizzlies in this case—through artistic visualizations let us question our actions in the world and the future we make.

Lo que nos enseñan los cuerpos muertos sobre la vida, la muerte, la ciencia y los cuerpos

Reflections / Julia Alejandra Morales y Santiago Martinez Medina

¿What can dead bodies teach to the living? In this entry the authors build on their ethnographic works to reflect on this topic. They also put forward possible lessons from the amphitheatre and anatomy classes in Colombia.

4S Preview: Re-configuring Knowledge Practices: Folding Margins and Norms into Dynamic Hybridity

Projects / Ellen K Foster and Karin Patzke

Action, Interaction and Change (or what our 4S title session really means).

Big data’s ‘streetlight effect’: where and how we look affects what we see

Reflections / Mark Moritz

The streetlight effect is one factor that prevents big data studies from being useful in the real world – especially studies analyzing easily available user-generated data from the Internet.

‘A Conference with Extraordinary Films’ – Ethnografilm returns to Paris

Report-backs / Lizzie Sayer

The third edition of the Ethnografilm Festival took place from the 29th of March to the 2nd April 2016 at Ciné 13, Paris. With around 100 films and footage shot in a several dozen countries worldwide, the Ethnografilm Festival is a unique free festival for directors of documentary films that build understanding of social realities.

Moments, Movements, Scores: Reflections on Workshopping Ethnography

Report-backs / Yelena Gluzman

At a recent ethnography workshop held by the Collaboratory for Ethnographic Design at UC Davis, organizers moved away from the materials of design and drew instead from the methods of theater.