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Photo by Tim Stief on Unsplash On the first Tuesday of the month from June 2019 through March 2020, anthropologists working in user experience (or UX, a broad term covering many aspects of design, product usability and improvement, consumer research, and related areas) have posted detailed information and reflections in this space on this growing […]

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Facing the Interview Squad: Strategies that Impress July 30, 1:00 pm EDT

Jo Aiken (University College London), Gigi Taylor (Indeed), Cathleen Crain (LTG Associates) Abstract:  From the first impression to the follow-up, this webinar covers what you need to do before, during,

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AnthroJobs of the Week, 15 January 2020

There are so many great and challenging opportunities for anthropologists out there that it was hard to choose which one’s to include in this week’s AnthroJobs! We have a grant-funded tech start-up researching the modern workplace, a research firm looking to up their game by interviewing industry experts, and if you speak Arabic and have […]

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November 8, 2019

I didn’t set out to become a filmmaker. Although I’ve had a camera in hand since I was a kid and made a documentary for a visual anthropology class, I mainly saw photography and filmmaking as hobbies and tools for sharing research.

This began to change in 2012. I was on a one-year visiting position, teaching cultural and methods at the University of South Florida where I’d received my doctorate in applied cultural anthropology the year before. I met filmmaker Jacob Okada and, for fun, gave notes on his documentary in progress about a NASA mathematician and artist. Then I helped run a Kickstarter campaign and write grants. By late 2013, I’d moved to New York, coordinated a cross-country interviewing trip, become a producer on Painting the Way to the Moon, and joined Jacob as co-owner of First Encounter Productions.

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