Anthropologist, Business Owner and Transportation Activist Janne Flisrand Announces Campaign for Minneapolis City Council

Back in January of this year, I posted an interview with Janne Flisrand, a Minneapolis business owner and transportation activist, as part of my Anthropologists in Practice series. I was excited to learn that Janne recently announced she is running for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council (representing Ward 7). Through her work in…

The Sociocultural Impact of Pokémon Go in Observations, Images & Memes

  During @susie_c‘s dad’s toast pic.twitter.com/hSzaLg30VO — pokemon only account (@sarahjeong) July 18, 2016 After the fall, white people were forced to search for pokemon with primitive tools. pic.twitter.com/Yr18zZD748 — holly wood (@girlziplocked) July 17, 2016   Get off my lawn, Pokemon Go edition pic.twitter.com/ZwVmOIKmpd — David Harvey (@davidharvey) July 17, 2016   I’M SCREAMING…

Great internet stuff: the not-so-weekly digest (#9)

Presenting another collection of most-highly-recommended articles, websites and ideas that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks. This week’s topics include design and user experience, research, business, organizational culture, technology, culture [change] and society and anthropology. Design and User Experience Alexandrian Design | Alan Cooper Facebook is wrong, text is deathless | Kottke.org Six…

That’s interesting…

In 2009, when I first started grad school, a professor asked each student in the cohort to share the anthropological topic areas they planned to focus on in their studies and careers. As I listened, it seemed that many had a fairly specific idea of what they wanted to research as academics, or the field…

Great internet stuff: the not-so-weekly digest (#8)

Presenting another installment of a collection of most-highly-recommended articles, websites and ideas that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks (recently renamed from “What I’ve been reading lately – the not-so-weekly digest”.) Topics include design, research, user experience, anthropology, business, organizational culture, technology, careers, culture [change] and society, and other great stuff. Design &…

Practicing Anthropology in User Experience, Design and Business Webinar (This week!)

This Wednesday, 1/6/16, I am giving a presentation for the American Anthropological Association Webinar Wednesdays Series about doing anthropology in user experience, design and business. The content will be pretty introductory, with the primary audience being students, professors, those interested in transitioning from academia to practice, and anyone interested in the application of social sciences…