Here at Anthrotechnic there is a common question we are often asked: What is Digital Anthropology? There are glib answers to this, such as: “it’s the study of humans and digital technology”.
Let us, for a moment, consider that most internet of things: trolling, and flame wars. My supposition here is that far from being a disagreement over the internet, the very disposition and our modes of engagement with the internet is their cause.
While absentmindedly considering the nature of organisations, and how they are structured, I sketched the following diagram – which, on reflection, throws up some interesting questions.
Note, I dashed this ages ago but never thought it was worth publishing – however, I publish it now as it may provide some value to someone somewhere!
Hello, not terribly avid readers, long time no post! Ironically in a blog post about outputs and outcomes I’ve really been awfully lax posting to this blog.
Helicoidal, what a lovely word. I’d never heard it before, but whilst reading about Yam cultivation in Papua New Guinea (what do you read for fun?
For those not in the know, I have a cat – a somewhat fancy grey beast that’s not really meant to be outdoors unattended, however, she’s taken to being walked on a lead – so my days are often punctuated with a cat walk in the garden.
There’s a debate going on at the moment about Zappos and their imposition/adoption of a new management structure based on Holocracy.
There are many things that can cause a software project to fail. I suspect we’ve all experienced a failed project at some time or another.
I’ve been reading quite a bit about encouraging or growing certain types of culture in organisations. Cultures which promote continuous improvement or fostering greater empowerment with the organisation.