YouTube – Information R/evolution

diciembre 24, 2009

YouTube – Information R/evolution.

Top 100 Anthropology Blogs | Online

abril 28, 2009

By Holly McCarthy

It doesn’t matter if you’re studying capuchins in South America or the social interactions in American college bars, there is a blogger out there who shares your interests. University students, academics, professors and those who just love anthropology have helped to create a great assortment of online discourse about the field. We’ve compiled a list of 100 that are definitely worth a read.

Top 100 Anthropology Blogs | Online

Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities

abril 16, 2009

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

Published by Nancy White under Communities of Practice, Orientations, Resources

Cross posted from Nancy’s Blog

A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity. I have embedded them into some slides now up … Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity.

Here is a hint I should have shared earlier. The “context” orientation is a bit odd on the spidergram. You need to decide if internal orientation is in the middle/exterior towards the outside or reversed. I tend to use internal towards the middle, but I realized my instructions weren’t so clear.

Another way to do it is to ignore the “context” spoke from an internal/external perspective and then do one layer on the spidergram around your internally focused activities. Then with a different color, do another layer on externally focused activities. I’ve done this with a few test cases and it quickly showed that some communities which have both internal and external contexts have very different internal and external activities.

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

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Connexions – Content – Browse by Author

abril 16, 2009

Repositorio de artículos de Paul Rabinow.

Connexions – Content – Browse by Author.

Technology Review: Corporate Ethnography

abril 15, 2009

By Michael Fitzgerald. Redmond, WA — Ethnography, a form of applied anthropology, sounds way too fuzzy and foreign to turn the heads of corporate types. Certainly, in the past, it has been something of an oddity; the only ethnographers inside corporations were holed up at places like Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, where they worked on problems like how to make a photocopier’s On button more obvious to users.

Today, though, corporate ethnography is a blossoming field, as evidenced by the first-ever Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), organized by ethnographers at Intel and Microsoft and held at Microsoft’s campus on November 14-15. The conference drew more than 200 working ethnographers from high-tech firms, specialist shops such as IDEO, and technology-intensive businesses such as Wells Fargo.

Over two days, the participants held a series of workshops and presented papers with titles like “The Worst Technology For Girls?” and “Who We Talk about when We Talk about Users.”

One talk examined an ongoing effort by ethnographers to root out organizational problems slowing down a software company’s development process. Another examined how bi-lingual, multinational teams could be formed more effectively, while yet another examined how technology affects, and is affected by, the trend toward “great rooms” in private U.S. homes.

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YouTube – Google Visualization API on Google Spreadsheets

abril 1, 2009

YouTube – Google Visualization API on Google Spreadsheets.

YouTube – glTrail – Force Feedback

abril 1, 2009

YouTube – glTrail – Force Feedback.