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Doing Needs Assessments When There is No Researcher: Advice for Media Start-Ups

August 15, 2013

Community needs assessments are great, but there isn’t always an “assessor” on hand to do them. Here are a few ideas for DIY needs assessment….

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Video Ethnography

May 8, 2013

How video is an important tool in market research, usability studies, and beyond.

Alone Together (again)

December 9, 2012

A talk by MIT researcher Sherry Turkle on how we’re letting technology take us places we don’t want to go.

Flows in the Flood: Mapping Communication Flows During Irene

September 21, 2012

Documenting the information flows around Hurricane Irene.

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Material Wealth

September 8, 2012

When I started work on my visual ethnography project WEALTH, I had the uncomfortable feeling that it was going to make me want to give away everything I owned.

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Digital Life Portraits

May 8, 2012

Visual ethnography of life in the digital world, in collaboration with Finnish researcher Minna Aslama’s Digital Living project.

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Presentation(s)

June 25, 2011

Al Gore’s new e-book is an interesting example of tech meets environment.

Digital Instant Coffee

February 27, 2011

The relationship of the body to digital technologies & the feeling of interacting with them.

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The Story of Electronics

February 10, 2011

A new video by Annie Leonard and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition.

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The Paper Book is Dead…

July 3, 2010

As laptops have replaced typewriters will e-books replace paper books?

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