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Saturday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Digital Primitives: The Anthropology of Social

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From the beginning, the Internet has allowed patients and caregivers to create online communities that provide something offline communities cannot. In the case of rare genetic disorders, it is a chance to connect with others who know what you are facing; in the case of debilitating disease, a chance to talk openly with others who know what it is like to live in an able-bodied society. The same way that deaf communities sprung up throughout the world, online communities lack formal institutional structures, and come in a number of shapes and sizes, with different cultural norms, interactional rules, and languages. Anthropology and linguistics, as sciences focusing on society and communication, are ideally suited to unpack and understand these communities. We explore real-world examples of online health-related communities, the belief structures of groups, the fault-lines that exist, and what these analyses tell us about the real-world needs and experiences of community members.
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Rob Malouf

Associate ProfessorSan Diego State UniversityProf. Malouf earned a BA in computer science and linguistics from SUNY Buffalo and a PhD in linguistics from Stanford University. He has taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Groningen, and CU Boulder, and is currently an associate... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheraton Austin, Capitol View North 701 E 11th St

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