Visual Anthropology in Virtual Worlds

SATURDAY, 29 September 2012 –  7am SL | 2pm GMT | 11pm TYO

Visual Anthropology in Virtual Worlds

2pm GMT/ 4pm CET Dr. Undine Frömming: Virtual Worlds: Meta-comments and expressions of (hidden) structures of culture
2.15pm  Josefine Borrmann: Place and Non-Place in Second Life
3pm Mike Terry (USA): Tabernacle in the Wilderness: Hierophany in Virtual Space paper and machinima
Recording (48min):
3pm Amber Palmer (USA): How Communicated Views on Environmental Issues are Used to Signal Social and Political Identity in Second Life
Recording (27min):
3.15pm  Julia Zaremba (Italy): Furries

Visual Anthropology: Machinima Panel

3.30pm Catarina  Laranjeiro (Portugal): “Journalism in Second Life” (18min)
Recording (15min):
3.45pm Liana McKelvy (Canada): „Virtual Child“
Recording (17min):
4pm Sharon Ryba-Kahn (Germany) “Politics ins Virtual Worlds” (21min)
Recording (28min):
4.15pm David Moore (USA): “Cinema Talks” (9min)
4.30pm Tania Gaitani (Greece): “Virtual Road to Enligthenment” (11min)
4.45pm Karin Bage (Sweden): “Occupy Second Life Machinima film” (9min)
5min Mikko Toiviainen (Finnland): “Tattoos in Second Life”  (needs password: anthropology)
5.15pm Juliana Bologna (Italy): “Underwater virtual nature” (5min)

Bio – Prof. Dr. Urte Undine Frömming [Augenblick Winkler]

Prof Undine is the deputy head of the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, the head of the Master’s Program in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany with a focus on E-learning in 3D environments. She received her MA in Social Anthropology in 1999 and her Ph.D (Dr. phil.) in 2005 from the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Besides her interest in Visual and Media Anthropology, she specializes in Virtual Cutlures Research and E-learning. She has completed several visual anthropological fieldwork studies in Eastern Indonesia, in East-Africa (Tanzania) and in Iceland. She is a member of the work group “Visual Anthropology” at the German Anthropological Association (DGV), Chairperson of KatNet (Network of Disaster research) and member of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment.

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