First things last: the basics

by 10 November 2008

“Ethnography (Greek ἔθνος ethnos = people and γράφειν graphein = writing) is a genre of writing that uses fieldwork to provide a descriptive study of human societies“ (Wikipedia 25/10/2008).Furthermore;”When used as a method, ethnograp…

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Ethics: relationships and bodies

by 9 November 2008

The workshop focused on research relationships, which are suffused with ethical implications. Discussions of how relationships modulate ways of knowing are therefore ethical discussions. Bodies were important starting points for ethical considerations …

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…and her body

by 8 November 2008

While virtual places or mediated settings may appear as the primary field sites and research locations, these practices are not disembodied. The utopia of disembodiment in the Internet ruled the first generations of studies on virtually networked socia…

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by 7 November 2008

When a researcher becomes fully involved in a practice (s)he is studying, game play for example, (s)he inevitably transforms during the study. Thus, writing out these transformations and changes in us is an important aspect of any study. It may even be…

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Research participant

by 6 November 2008

Changing contribution and meaning of a research participant was another widely discussed theme during the workshop. Referring to my previous post, it is a rather radical change to think participants as possible authors of research. Ethnographic action …

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by 5 November 2008

Most of the papers presented during the workshop were about studies done in mediated or online settings. The technologies that pervade these settings (and therefore also confronting researchers) pose new questions and challenges for ethnographic work. …

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Ethnography 2.0

by 4 November 2008

So, here comes the first bit of workshop report:Variety of available technologies, such as blogs and Internet discussion fora, are challenging the way ethnography can be understood. Notions of ‘lab’, ‘fieldwork’, researcher’s involvement and …

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References gathered by Anne

by 28 October 2008

The following references have been circulated on the mailing list.More will appear here shortly on the various discussions we had during the day. One thing we intensively traded were suggestions for further literature. These suggestions are always welc…

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by 20 October 2008

Many suggestions of further reading were made during the workshop. Please feel free to send them as comments of this posting. Commenting should be possible without logging in. Mette has already suggested a reference for Anne’s paper: Okely, Judith. (19…

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Registration to AoIR

by 10 October 2008

From Anne: On Wednesday, the registration desk will only be officially open from 10-16, so workshop participants will have to register during the coffee-breaks or in the lunch break. The organisers will try to have nametags ready before 9, so as excep…

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Workshop abstracts (doc/pdf files)

by 9 October 2008

CONTIGUITYAnne Beaulieu: From Co-Location to Co-presence: Shifts in the Use of Ethnography for the Study of KnowledgeMartijn Oosterbaan: In the City and on the Net: Brazucas em Barcelona and Brasileiros na HolandaCasey O’Donnell: Ethnography of a Movin…

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Workshop program

by 7 October 2008

9.00-9.15 Welcome, TL9.15-10.45 CONTIGUITY, chairing TLAnne Beaulieu: From Co-Location to Co-presence: Shifts in the Use of Ethnography for the Study of Knowledge, resp. Mette Terp HøybyeMartijn Oosterbaan: In the City and on the Net: Brazucas em Barc…

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Workshop participants

by 7 October 2008

Here is a list of the workshop participants:John Banks (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)Anne Beaulieu (Virtual Knowledge Studio, The Netherlands)Mark Chen (University of Washington in Seattle, WA)Marinka Copier (Utrecht University, The N…

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