The digital world blog explores the richness of digital technology use around the world, drawing on anthropology to explore what it means to be human in a digital age.
Patricia G. Lange, California College of the Arts
By Patricia Lange, California College of the Arts in San Francisco
Yunchang Yang, PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology
Digitized global mobilities’ The role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis
3- 4 June, 2019, Utrecht University
Digitization and the use of social media has dramatically changed most aspects of our everyday practices, perceptions and cause severe changes in Human Mobility (Innes, 2016, Gray, 2018). While the importance and effects of technological innovations in social science research has been increasingly recognized, the role of new technologies and how these shapes the security of people on the move is still limited in scope.
Jennifer Fu and Gemma Tortella-Procter, MSc. Digital Anthropology at UCL
“What exactly constitutes ‘digital anthropology’?” While the practical projects we worked on may not provide a comprehensive answer to this question (perhaps a ‘comprehensive’ answer doesn’t exist), it provides an idea of the things we care about as digital anthropologists and the direction we hope to push a traditionally text-based discipline in.
The UCL Department of Anthropology has a new position, a lectureship in Digital Anthropology. Open to anyone with a strong ethnographic foundation to their research into the digital. Research areas can include robotics, artificial intelligence, the anthropology of data, social media, consumption, or other emerging topics within the field.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gill Conquest on May 5, 2017.
Hannah Knox, UCL Anthropology