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Blather, Rinse, Repeat: An Ethnography of Conspiracy Theory

I did a talk this weekend just gone at the Dublin Paranormal Conference, where I talked through my virtual ethnography, using prezi.com. Press play.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=361306D76B332F53

And this is the link to the presentation for you to explore.

I’ll try to summarise two or three specific things which relate back to the themes and readings we’ve been looking at [...]

Week 5 Summary

Week 5 has been the best so far for me. As I said in a mail to Jen and Sian earlier this week:

‘I studied Anthrpology for a year at Uni (having to drop it after year one to concentrate on other subjects) and I’ve always harboured fantasies about going back to it. In a way [...]

Field Sites, UFOs and Virtual Pith Helmets

I’ve been having a ball this last few days, as our focus moves into Block 2: Communities and our working towards a ‘virtual ethnography’. I haven’t quite decided what community to look at just yet (I’m leaning towards a study of the community of people around the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories) but getting up to speed [...]