Weekly Reads – Week 3

Collaborative ethnography involves more than simply working together to extract and disseminate information. It includes co-authoring, co-creating, sharing and keeping what is mutually valuable. You were invited to dive deeper into the advantages and disadvantages of this approach to research. Many of you used Luke Eric Lassiter’s Guide to springboard into understanding the practice better. You also located […]

Weekly Reads – Week 2

Your posts this week have made such enjoyable reading that it’s been hard to stop. So many of your television memory conversations were rich with detail, embellished with photographs and charming introductions to the characters in your lives who generously shared their stories. There are tales of the once youthful spending sunshine and cordial flavored […]

Week 1 – Floating Content

Why add to the tumult of the world? – Melissa Pritchard, A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write Why are you being asked to add more drops into a vast sea of content in the hopes of making a splash? What can you add when one could drown in what already exists? The thought […]

Collaborative street photography

This semester, we’ve been working through principles derived from Luke Eric Lassiter’s Guide to Collaborative Ethnography as a way of working respectfully and carefully with family members. Now we’re looking at how to take the principles of collaboration into relations with strangers in public, for the purposes of observing, photographing or recording people who are using screens (televisions or […]