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Video Ethnography

May 8, 2013

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

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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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Misty Keasler on e-waste

December 6, 2009

“In Lagos, Nigeria trash isn’t separated, and the e-waste goes to one of seven dumps. I spent time in two of them.”

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Visualizing Pollution

January 18, 2009

Soo-in Yang’s Living Light project won’t directly reduce pollution, but it could help put the issue more strongly on the radar of city dwellers, vistors, and law-makers.

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Making Statistics Real

January 10, 2009

Photographer Chris Jordan’s supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics – like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.