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Nik Pollinger

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Nik Pollinger, London, PR person and digital anthropologist in progress

My first job as a graduate was in PR: I was aiming for journalism but ended up with its uglier sister, (or so I thought until the Leveson Enquiry into press ethics). Nevertheless I enjoyed PR and founded an agency, whilst channeling my urge to write into the occasional broadsheet article. Much of the work I do now involves the digital arenas in which social relations are playing out and new cultures are emerging.

The masters in digital anthropology met my professional and personal interest in understanding how life is being experienced by people at a time when digital technology appears to be changing the rules.

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Here are two elaborations of my MSc dissertation research. One is an article for a public audience, the other a transcript from a presentation to an academic (but not wholly anthropological) audience at the Oxford Internet Institute.