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#Anthropology agenda: “UCI CENTER FOR ETHNOGRAPHY PRESENTS: VISUALIZING TOXIC SUBJECTS

Welcome to the Center’s first annual collaborative project in multimodality. We welcome your comments, reactions, and ideas going forward.

George Marcus
Director, Center for Ethnography

UCI CENTER FOR ETHNOGRAPHY PRESENTS

VISUALIZING TOXIC SUBJECTS

28 – 31 May 2019, Viewpoint Gallery (UCI Student Center)

Curators: Kim Fortun and James Adams

Invitation

Visualizing Toxic Subjects is a collaborative project in which participants are collecting, captioning, sharing and commenting on ethnographic visualizations, working to update ways of using a variety of visual materials in the conduct and expression of ethnography.

Exhbition

Project Page

Blog Post (Teaching Culture)

Sign up for Guided Tours

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

4:00 – 4:30pm: Guided Tour

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

11:00 – 11:30am: Guided Tour

Thursday, May 30, 2019

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Guided Tour

Friday, May 31, 2019 (11:30-12 + 1-1:30)

10:00 –11:30am: Center for Ethnography Annual Program 2019-2020

11:30am  – 12:00pm: Guided Tour

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30pm: Guided Tour

1:30 – 3:30pm : VtS Seminar

3:30 – 4:00pm: Reception

Prof. Kim Fortun

Professor and Department Chair in the University of California Irvine’s Department of Anthropology. Her research and teaching focus on environmental risk and disaster. Her research has examined how people in different geographic and organizational contexts understand environmental problems, uneven distributions of environmental health risks, developments in the environmental health sciences, and factors that contribute to disaster vulnerability.

James Adams

James Adams is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of California Irvine. He received his BA in Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2012. James’ dissertation research examines the ways different thought collectives are producing and mobilizing data to justify and guide a shift away from fossil fuel sources of electricity in Austin, Texas. He is especially interested in drawing out the many kinds of systems and scales of activity involved in “energy transition,” highlighting the importance of data and evidentiary practices in this type of sociotechnical change. James has an emphasis in Law, Society, and Culture and a specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology.

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