Category: non-fiction

  • violent links

    ↑Portal MedienGewalt (in German) is a huge annotated and structured link collection on the ‘media and violence’ issue, including computergames, of course. Lots of academic links. via entry at 2R

  • media anthropology bibliography

    ↑Media Anthropology Network maintains the ↑Media Anthropology Bibliography. via entry at zerzaust

  • hypermedia ethnography

    Note to me: Checking your own referrer-log ain’t just a bonfire of vanity, but sometimes indeed proofs to be useful. Anthropology student ↑Andrea Handl of Vienna urges me in her ↑blog entry to have a look on the dissertation by Johann Stockinger. Then some soul was good natured enough to click the link to xirdalium…

  • atari archives

    Well, back in the 1980s I was in the other camp, because I was a proud owner of a C64—and we somehow looked down on those having an Atari. But that is history, and exactly from that point of view ↑atariarchives.org is very worthwhile, as it “makes books, information, and software for Atari and other…

  • ethnography of online technology communities

    MADANMOHAN, T. R. AND SIDDHESH NAVELKAR. 2004. Roles and knowledge management in online technology communities: an ethnography study. International Journal of Web Based Communities 1(1). Electronic Document. Available online: http://www.inderscience.com/filter.php?aid=4800(.pdf, 211KB) http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/madanmohan2.pdf (.pdf, 96KB) official abstract: “The internet is a heterogeneous network of millions of computers that is continuously evolving. The interaction among people around…

  • california digital library

    “Harnessing technology and innovation, and leveraging the intellectual and cultural resources of the University of California, the California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world’s scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve. Established in 1997 as a UC library, the CDL has become one of the…

  • cyberethnography as home-work

  • cyberethnography as home-work

  • the social net

    understanding human behavior in cyberspace A new book has been published, which promises to compare the online and the offline worlds, to examine how social behaviour differs in cyberspace, to bring together research never before brought together, and to provide a comprehensive and unique volume on Internet psychology. Only the publisher’s final claim: “Invaluable information…

  • anthropologists on instant messaging

    Susan D. Blum of the University of Notre Dame has taught a class in anthropology on Instant Messaging: “Teaching an upper-division undergraduate class on linguistic anthropology, “Doing Things with Words,” at the University of Notre Dame, nothing got my students so excited—not gossip, not gender, maybe accent—as the topic of Instant Messaging. This I learned…