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AMELIA BRYNE
visual anthropology

Digital Time

As a researcher on the social impact of information and communications technologies (see this work, here), I've seen a lot of mobile phone and media addictions up close. This gives me a pretty critical point of view on technology, and I've written a lot about that.

Here are some examples. All of these texts could be grouped into a larger, evolving project called Digital Time -- in which I'm interested in how digital technologies influence our experience of time.

1. A blog post on digital technologies, time, and impact on the environment (with lots of great comments from Fordham University students).

2. Documentation of a digital diet for the Digital Living project, in which I spent a day living as though it were 1980. See two images from this exercise below.

3. An article pointing out the blind spots policymakers, researchers, etc. often have when thinking about bringing technology to the "disconnected".

4. A conversation with photographer Misty Keasler on documenting trashed and forgotten technology -- part of a larger project on the environmental impact of information and communication technologies.

5. An article with a more practical bent - on using photographs to document technology research.