The week’s highlight was unit 9 of Digital Anthropology and the one-minute video assignment for that workshop.
Unit 9 of Ethnographic Film covered ethics and spurred me to write on the different ethics of journalism and anthropology.
I’ve already read all mandatory readings for next week’s Digital Anthropology Unit 10, which seems to be very interesting, judging from the readings. I was especially intrigued by Stark’s text, which put the data usage of social media in perspective by combining technology and psychology. His conclusions are similar to my own thinking over the last couple of years. It’s a compliment to the lecturers that all readings are from 2018 for this highly current class.
I’ve had it with Gutenberg and went back to WordPress’ Classic Editor, which as of now has over 2 million active installs. I really think I gave Gutenberg a try, but in the end the endless hassles cramped my creativity too much. Finally peace of mind!
Digital Anthropology Unit 9
Artistic Practice in the Virtual Age // Post-internet Art
- Aporta, Claudio, and Eric Higgs (2005): Satellite culture: global positioning systems, Inuit wayfinding, and the need for a new account of technology. In Current Anthropology 46 no. 5, pp. 729-753.
- Kaplan, Louis & Melissa Shiff (2016): Mapping Ararat: An Augmented Reality Walking Tour for an Imaginary Jewish Homeland. In Anthrovision 4, no. 2, pp. 1-23.
- Kendall, Blake (2018): Life in Motion Blur: Visualising the Virtual & Material Paths of Progress. Visual essay, 15 min.
Digital Anthropology Unit 10
Studying online phenomena: Fake News, Virality and manipulative data practices
- Bounegru, Liliana, Jonathan Gray, Tommaso Venturini, and Michele Mauri (2018): A Field Guide to Fake News and other information disorders, 216 p.
- Coates, Jamie (2018): So ‘Hot’ Right Now. Reflections on Virality and Sociality from Transnational Digital China. In Digital Culture & Society 3, no. 2, pp. 77-98.
- Stark, Luke (2018): Algorithmic psychometrics and the scalable subject. In Social Studies of Science 48, no. 2, pp. 204-231.
In addition, I found a film made by one of the authors:
- Coates, Jamie: Tokyo Pengyou (2018, 48 min)
Ethnographic Film Unit 9
Ethics and Ethnographic Filmmaking
- Barbash, Ilisa & Lucien Taylor, eds. (1997): Sections Ethics and Reciprocity in chapter Getting going: from Fieldwork to filming (part 1). In Cross-Cultural Filmmaking: A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Videos, pp. 48-69.
- Pink, Sarah (2006): Ethics and Ethnographic Research. In Doing Visual Ethnography, pp. 36-46.
And these films:
- Gary Kildea and Andrea Simon: Koriam’s Law – and the dead who govern (2005, 113 min)
- Les Mclaren and Annie Stiven: Taking Pictures (1996, 57 min)
Related to my interactions with Japanese men on Twitter:
- Gayjin Japan: 9monsters
- Wishcrys: Confessions from a young woman academic in five parts
- Wishcrys: Academia and the refusal of overwork culture
- The Economist: How the shutdown in Washington ends
- The Economist: Apple succumbs to the smartphone malaise
- The Economist: The maturing of the smartphone industry is cause for celebration
- The Economist: Japan tries to keep the elderly out of hospital
- The Economist: Who owns Kafka?
- The Economist: Michel Houellebecq’s new book is eerily prescient
- The Spectator/Tom Slater: Gillette and the rise of woke capitalism
- Bögministeriet: Det med att leva med sina beslut (2018, 64 min)