The Response-ability Summit, formerly known as the Anthropology + Technology Conference, is a unique two-day event that brings social scientists and technologists together to foster interdisciplinary conversations on the important topic of socially-responsible tech.
A vivid look at China’s shifting place in the global political economy of technology production by ethnographer Silvia M. Lindtner
An inside view of the experimental practices of cognitive psychology—and their influence on the addictive nature of social media
ToNite project presented at Milan conference on design-led approaches to renewing public management and governance
This article explore the promises of security that are embedded in the smart city technologies and algorithms and their potential implications for creating social inequality and discrimination, through an ethnographic study of the Living Lab Stratumseind, a popular nightlife street in Eindhoven.
With this product, writes anthropologist Sally Applin in MIT's Technology Review, "Facebook is claiming the face as real estate for its own technology."
Gillian Tett, anthropologist and chair of the US editorial board of the Financial Times, has published - in the Guardian - her list of 10 books offering insights into how we structure our lives.
If there’s one simple message for the general reader in her new book Anthro-Vision it is this: the promise and value of anthropology lies in making visible that which is close to hand but ignored. It offers a means to see the world differently.
Heidi Larson studies vaccine rumors—how they start, and why some flourish and others wither. Tackling misperceptions individually is like eliminating a single microbial strain: when one germ is gone, another will bloom. Instead, the entire ecosystem must be rehabilitated.
Rather than trying to fix the biases of AI systems and their human error, we need to find ways to coexist with it. Anthropology can help us a lot here.
In a world shaped by one AI, artificial intelligence, we need a second AI, too — anthropology intelligence, writes Gillian Tett in the Financial Times.
A book about the life of data and living with data.
In an age when the business world is dominated by technology and data analysis, award-winning financial journalist and anthropology PhD Gillian Tett presents a radically different strategy for success: businesses can revolutionize their understanding of behavior by studying consumers, markets, and organizations through an anthropological lens.
Why does the world need anthropology and anthropologists? This collection of essays written by prominent academic, practising and applied anthropologists aims to answer this provocative question.
Special issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
In a year in which Covid-19 has forced researchers to resort to online research, what opportunities for the industry exist in digital ethnography? Liam Kay of ResearchLive reports on the highlights of the Market Research Society’s Digital Ethnography Summit:
A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers
On 24 November Elena Guidorzi, research unit coordinator of Experientia, will speak at the EFUS web conference entitled "Reducing and preventing the feeling of insecurity at night", highlighting her experience coordinating the ToNite project.
The gulf between the technical brilliance claimed for Google's deep learning model and its real-world application points to a common problem that has hindered the use of AI in medical settings.
In this article, Lylo Trotta explain the value that both contextual inquiry and ethnographic research provide and discuss why these practices are a crucial, even indispensable part of UX research and design.