Digital / online ethnography – collecting and sharing resources #Anthropology roundup

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Members of the Media Anthropology shared some resources recently…

EASA Media Anthropology Network e-seminars:

Philipp Budka himself started to set up a list of selected resources, and he will appreciate any further suggestions via e-mail or


The Berghahn series on Anthropology of Media is yet another source for full ethnographies and edited collections on the topic:

Heikki Wilenius set up a literature list asking for short annotations of

And there is the list created by the LSE Digital Ethnography Collective,
also asking for contributions:

MacLeod, Scott GK. (2020). Ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy –
See, too: MacLeod, “Naked Harbin Ethnography” – (Foreword by Nelson H.H.
Berkeley, CA: Academic Press at World University and School.

And here’s a related book I’ve added to these resources’ lists:
MacLeod, Scott GK. (2016). Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools,
Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin. (Foreword by Nelson
H.H. Graburn).
Berkeley, CA: Academic Press at World University and School.

Also, as the founder of CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and
School, here are some related wiki subject pages in English (so far) for
open teaching and learning, and with much MIT OpenCourseWare anthropology,
and which will be too in Wikidata’s ~300 languages eventually (since WUaS
donated itself to Wikidata in 2015 for co-development, and received the
WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki in 2017, but they’re not yet interoperable):

(WUaS is seeking even to develop Archaeological robotics first with Lego
Robotics’ kits in Google Street View with Brick Street View – where ‘brick’
here refers to a Lego brick – as these develop for archaeology … – in a single
realistic virtual earth for archaeology –
you’ll find an image here – And MIT
itself doesn’t have an archaeology department, and regarding digital

As we shelter in, am seeking for all of us to be able to visit Harbin Hot
Springs virtually and soak, as well as walk all over the earth in a Google
Street View digital mask, as a kind of tourism even, and potentially to
practice ethnography as well. (The idea in this humorous very brief story
here –
– is even to be able to hike the PCT in Google Street View with time slider
from home in a digital mask on an elliptical machine (or treadmill) for
stress reduction and exercise in these challenging novel coronavirus times.
(Search on ‘treadmill’ here –
– and here –
– for example, and indead to walk all over earth in a digital mask in a
SINGLE realistic virtual earth in something like Google Street View with
TIME SLIDER / MAPS /Earth / Tensorflow / Translate and with avatar bots+)).

Have added these resources to –
Resources on online ethnography

LSE Digital Ethnography Collective Reading List SHARED DOC – March 2020


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