"The Ethnography of Information"
A talk by David Hakken
Professor of Social Informatics
Indiana University, Bloomington
Monday, January 30 at 4:00pm
Fine arts Building, Room 102
Can "information" be studied ethnographically? If so, what are some key reasons for such research and some central questions in its pursuit? How do these articulate with the broader research agendas of Informatics and Anthropology?
David Hakken is an anthropologist whose career has centered on the study of digital technologies and socio-cultural change. After 27 years teaching anthropology in SUNY, in 2004 he joined the new school of Informatics and Computing at IU Bloomington, whose Social Informatics group he currently coordinates. He was the first recipient of the AAA's Textor Prize in Anticipatory Anthropology in 1999 and was the founder of the AAA's Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing.