The Anthropology Department at University College London is pleased to announce a special "Virtual Open Day" event. Intended especially for those applicants from outside the UK or who otherwise would have difficulty attending one of our "in-person" Open Days, this event will be live-streamed over the Web at the address above and offers an opportunity to interact with academic staff in a more interactive way than email alone.The only requirement for viewing is an Internet-connected computer or…See More
A couple refs I might add on the topics of virtual worlds and/or hacking:
Bardzell, S. and J. Bardzell (2006) "Sex-Interface-Aesthetics: The Docile Avatars and Embodied Pixels of Second Life BDSM"Proceedings of the CHI 2006…"
"A brief aside (or "hit-and-run" comment?) on this point about infrastructure: there may be some analytic traction to be gained (specifically on the issue of Facebook's parallels with Kula) from comparative analysis of Facebook with…"
"Certainly! Looks like a solid organizational schema, and having such a list would be a necessary step anyway in some of my own work. How likely is it you'd be migrating to a new host in the near-term?"
"This may be a bit of a tangent, but a long-standing and related question for me has been what different groups of people consider "text." I'd say it's quite likely that most people don't really recognize any different…"
"Yes I've heard generally good reviews of Mendeley, and it bears some striking similarities (and differences) to Zotero (and in fact I've seen a bit of comparison in the Zotero forum). A key distinction, though, is that while "free as…"
"The domain (anthrodyne.org) has been purchased and an initial site is under development, but nothing live yet. We're considering different hosting options, given the immediate demands and constraints of such a project, but at the moment the…"
"Neat thread of conversation Justin! One of my own interests in this vein is the overwhelming dominance of commercial, proprietary technologies in ethnographic and social research settings. While in many scenarios those kind of "solutions"…"
"Hi Keith (and others),
Very happy to see a thread opening on the pedagogical questions (and to be mentioned as part of it)--as you can imagine, they're pushing nearly every other concern down into the noise right now for me personally! Keeping…"
"I was stimulated by your entry to acknowledge that the Digital Anthropology group was languishing because its owner was mostly absent. So I decided to launch a discussion of teaching with reference to your UCL MA. I hope you don't find this…"
"Thanks Keith--the new programme seems an overwhelming maelstrom at the moment, but we certainly pulled in a great, diverse inaugural class, and despite the bureaucratic tribulations of the early term we couldn't have asked for a more…"
I was stimulated by your entry to acknowledge that the Digital Anthropology group was languishing because its owner was mostly absent. So I decided to launch a discussion of teaching with reference to your UCL MA. I hope you don't find this puts pressure on you. Let's see if the punters are in a stupor or have something to say.