"I recommend Thomas Malaby's "These Great Urbanist Games: New Babylon and Second Life" for bridging the idea of virtual worlds with older ideas of societal planning and engineering.
Se the blog TerraNova
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"It would be great if fieldwork could indeed be so neatly distinguished, having a certain precise place and time to begin and end. It would surely make sense having the distinction between proper fieldwork and pre-fieldwork. All experience is part of…"
Hi all,I'm planning fieldwork in Sierra Leone in the Autumn 2010, but will be going there for pre-fieldwork exploration already this coming August. My question is: What is the most important thing you would focus on, while being there "not really on fieldwork". I guess themes could include:1) Getting a sense of language and language barrieres / learning language2) Reflecting on what my role as a foreign ethnographer would be, and what possibilities that are opened up by this3) Making contacts…See More
Discuss fieldwork, ethics on methods and tools of the anthropological trade.Every fieldworker has been faced with questions regarding their own work and how they should proceed.This group should also used as an introduction to fieldwork issues.See More
"A related issue is how ethnographic methods are now heavily accepted amongst non-trained practitioners, and what shape ethnographic methods take outside academia.
It is not a problem as such that ethnographic methods is becoming more widespread and…"
open to all Danish, Swedish and Norwegian speakers of Open Anthropology Cooperative. DSN has a Dasein sound to it (please note, Heidegger was not the first person who used it in case you do not want to be associated with him).