ANTHROPOLOGY OF ICT: CELLULAR INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA, MOBILE MONEY, DECENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE, BIG DATA

Thursday, November 19, 2015: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM 102 (Colorado Convention Center) This panel contextualizes contemporary Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within complex power topographies and explores how people creatively invent, adopt, adapt and resist ICT in various contexts. Academics are increasingly fascinated by the rapid global proliferation of ICT, even within impoverished and marginalized communities. […]

ALTERITY, TRANSFORMATION, AND NARRATIVE: ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH UTILIZING FACEBOOK

Friday, November 20, 2015: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM 205 (Colorado Convention Center) Facebook provides opportunities for self-presentation as a stage and a world of mimetic potential and activity (Taussig 1993). Facebook is a space for making the peripheral central, the banal enticing, and negotiating identity through the power of narrative. Panelists bring their ethnographic toolbox to […]

“DIGITIZED GRAMMARS: CONTEXTS OF NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTION IN COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION.”

Saturday, November 21, 2015: 1:45 PM-3:30 PM 102 (Colorado Convention Center) This session proposes an examination of digitized grammars: the differing sets of linguistic, visual, and sound cues which act as indicators for meaning construction during computer-mediated communication (CMC). Depending upon the Internet platform and the medium used, digitized grammars may consist of structures that […]