Life size interactive augmented reality avatars of you and me - in "AUGMENTED REALITY LIGHT SHOW" in 15 foot cubed space around us? How will ethnography / anthropology work? Building out out of Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER with OpenSim/SL for avatars and group building.
As examples of what could become the technologies/boxes for the light shows, see -
but think something like what I'm calling "MIT Media Lab light bulbs" (which don't exist that I know of), and perhaps WUaS will have to invent these.
See, too, yesterday's blog post -
Dear all, I am preparing to deliver a workshop about how to analyze and interpret the content of a *Facebook post*, specifically from an anthropological perspective. I've come across quite a bit of literature about the significance of Facebook and social media for contemporary social science research, but little in the way of actual methods and techniques for interpreting data once you return from the field. If you have any literature recommendations about this I would be very grateful. A focus on anthropology would be great, but of course I'm interested in learning more about how other internet researchers go about this. thanks, Jessika*
Hi Jessika and AoIR friends, By way of comparison, you might find this helpful re content analysis: Ethnographic and Qualitative Research on Twitter by Alice E. Marwick http://www.tiara.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Marwick_Ethnographic-and-Qualitative-Research-on-Twitter_2013.pdf I'd also suggest a kind of Manuel Castellian contextualization to these questions re the course you were in with me - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html . Best, Scott
Hi Jessika and AoIRs, Here's a helpful, succinct overview of Alice Marwick's thinking in a NYTs' book review of her "STATUS UPDATE: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/books/review/alice-e-marwicks-status-update.html (Yale University Press 2013). She's a Foucauldian. Developing questions from her analytical terms could provide helpful approaches to developing related methods and techniques for interpreting data, where the social media "field" (as place?) at this point is still web pages. Best, Scott https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch https://twitter.com/HarbinBook https://twitter.com/scottmacleod
Thanks very much Scott, helpful as always. best wishes, Jessika
Hi Jessika, I hope this finds you well. How are you? A few further related resources re Alice Marwick's thinking: https://cyber.harvard.edu/interactive/events/luncheon/2011/03/marwick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1znqW5MRs Best, Scott scottmacleod.com
This is great stuff! I'm doing well. Still hacking away at the old dissertation and now revisiting methods to get deeper into analyzing my data. How are you?
Thanks for your email. Glad to have published my actual-virtual Harbin ethnography - and created a new Academic Press at World University and School in the process (planned for all languages with machine translation)!
So how would "returning from the field" of a 15 foot cubed "AUGMENTED REALITY LIGHT SHOW" as anthropological field site, emerging from web pages (HTML 5 currently) approach such realistic and fantastical avatars (which would be you and I, as well as our own creations via 3D animations) ethnographic data-wise?
I'm excited for how this will emerge into online libraries in all languages from all times with time slider too.