Professor A. Johnson
As more and more social practices and processes move online, anthropologists are moving their research online, too. This course introduces the theory, methods, and applications of Digital Anthropology, with a focus on research and production. Course texts include ethnographies of online social worlds, as well as the offline assemblages that support them (i.e. digital infrastructure and industry). We will also consider emerging issues of representation, and experiment with using digital tools to communicate anthropological research. Students will conduct an original research project, reflecting together on the practical, ethical and theoretical dilemmas posed by doing ethnographic research online.