EASA Applied Anthropology Network
Why the world needs anthropologists Humanise IT
EASA Applied Anthropology Network's fourth international symposium in Tatru, Estona, 4-5 November 2016
Plenary speakers: Dimitris Dalakoglou, Amber Case, Daniel Miller
Information and communication technologies are integral to our world. Digital engineers, designers, and computer programmers are the inventors and innovators of our time who greatly affect people’s everyday lives – and they need the assistance of anthropology in making human-friendly solutions. The symposium explores how IT experts and anthropologists benefit from each other’s knowledge and approaches. What is the role of culture in technology? How can technology-based thinking be humanised? And how can we get the most out of new technologies for those that use them?
More info and registration details on: www.applied-anthropology.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766649690237059/
The network provides a platform for sharing information, experience and discussions regarding the applications of anthropology. It attempts to become the main European network for scientists and practitioners who believe that anthropological theories, approaches, methods and skills can also be used beyond academic boundaries – to solve problems in practice. The network focuses on the transfer of anthropological knowledge to private and public sectors and to profit and non-profit organisations. Some fields of interests of the network's members include business anthropology, design anthropology, organisational anthropology, anthropology of work, applied educational anthropology, tourism, policy-making, anthropological consulting, etc.
Meta Gorup is co-convenor of the EASA Applied Anthropology Network and PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. E: meta.gorup(at)ugent.be
Dan Podjed is convenor of the EASA Applied Anthropology Network and research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. E: dan.podjed(at)zrc-sazu.si
The EASA Applied Anthropology Network can be contacted on: easa.applied.anthropology (at) gmail.com or +386 31 820 198 (Dan Podjed).
The network's activities in 2014
- Burning issues of our hot planet
- Expulsion of the anthropological demons from the Ivory Tower
- EASA2014 Panel
- EASA2014 Meeting
- Facebook: The network’s Facebook page, moderated by Dan Podjed and Meta Gorup, already has over 1,000 members, who have been receiving information about applied anthropology and have been actively engaging in posting and commenting.