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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 [...]

End of week 5

At the beginning of this week I was still looking at the visual artefacts made by other students and commenting on these.

I then turned to Block 2, looking at virtual communities and ethnographies. The lifestream reflects the readings I have done on this and shows some of the searches I have undertaken on the Internet [...]

Bell and Community

I really enjoyed the Bell paper on community. It tackled the notion of community itself, and once again highlights a set of polarized arguments about cyberculture- this time whether an online community is actually a community at all, and whether it is a great thing or the ruination of modern life as we know it.

Again [...]