a conversation about ethnographic methods

Meetup in Singapore

List member Julien Cayla writes that he is moving to a new position in Singapore, at the Institute for Asian Consumer Insight, to teach ethnography and do research on consumer culture in South Asia.

He wants organize an informal get-together for people interested in cultural anthropology / ethnography / design / consumer culture in January in Singapore. The plan is to meet for drinks in the Central Business District.  Email him if you are in the area and would like to connect with a group of like-minded anthrodesigners – julien cayla at gmail dot com.

Meetup in NYC

If you happen to be in NYC, please join us for the 2nd AnthroTech MeetUp on Thursday, 13th December, 7pm at the Pless Hall 1st floor lounge.

Max Foxman, a PhD candidate at Columbia University and a recent grad from NYU’s MCC program, will discuss his recent ethnographic and theoretical work on why people use gamified online products like Foursquare.  He’ll also address his current work on people’s interaction with “Internet culture.”

April Strickland is a documentary filmmaker and a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology Department at New York University.  She works with indigenous Maori film and television producers in New Zealand to investigate contemporary connections between media, sovereignty, and social movements.

We’ll also have audience Q&A time followed by freeform networking made more fun by the free wine that we’ll have for you!  Please RSVP to organizer Uma Anand at