Very true, very true. I thought it was a great conference (we’re not called *social* anthropologists for nothing) though I couldn´t stay for all of it. I agree it´s a pity so little has transpired online. If it´s any consolation, we´re planning a joint media anthro + digital anthro follow-up discussion via the media anthropology mailing list towards the end of this month (sep 2010). As usual, we´ll then put a PDF transcript of the discussion on our site, http://www.media-anthropology.net/index.php/e-seminars
Perhaps some of us anthros should agree to blog about the next easa conf so that we can get a bit of a conversation going that cuts across specialist interests?
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Stephane Voell—not a woman, actually. A very insightful ethnographer of Georgia who happens to be a man.
@Elizabeth: Ah sorry, fixed. Thanks! (I might have read “Stephanie"…)
@ John: Thanks for the information! Yes, let’s hope there will be more conference blogging, maybe also conference youtubing etc! And what about inviting media? Or some open meetings addressed to the wider public etcetc?
Yes, I suppose what’s missing is an EASA web forum/online meeting point of some sort where these ideas could be discussed and pursued prior to a conference. The various EASA networks are good for subdisciplinary interests, Savage Minds is mostly North American, the Open Anthropology Cooperative is global and open to anyone, etc. What we don’t have yet is an interactive EASA presence online.
This won’t be difficult to set up?
Perhaps not to set up, but to make it sustainable would require (as always) a lot of work by a committed hardcore. Any EASA postdocs out there willing to take this forward?
Sure. Look here at Neuroanthropology, totally different the way a conference has been covered. You can spend hours following all the links!