This week kicked off our #VisualEthnographySeries! Huge thanks to advanced CMLTD doctoral student Tara Conley for sharing pieces of her video ethnography Brackish (more about this below).
As for upcoming events…..
(1) Next week is Back to the Future Day, the day on which Back to the Future Part II, the future-documentary starring Michael J Fox is set. (In the movie Marty travels from the eighties to October 21, 2015…) In honor of this historic moment we will watch the film at MASCLab and discuss what it got right/wrong and the power of media. That will be Wednesday, October 21 from 12 – 2pm in HM46A.
(2) If you are sad that we won’t have time for our usual rich MASCLab discussion that week because we will be too busy watching fun movies, don’t fear: that same afternoon we will be hosting our first MASCLab happy hour of the year! Wednesday, October 21 from 5 – 7pm in HM46A. We will share drinks and talk about media: longtime MASCLab hero Brendan Gillett will share parts of a documentary he produced on refugee resettlement in Manchester, New Hampshire called Our Community. If you have something you’d like to share, let us know! Otherwise join us for drinks, media, and conversation:
(3) Visiting Professor from UPenn Stanton Wortham will be joining MASCLab on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 12 – 1pm to share and discuss with us about his exciting visual ethnography work in Norristown, PA! (More details on this soon–trust us, it’s an amazing opportunity.)You can find more information here.
Bring yourselves and your friends to all of the above! Spread the word!
Finally:We had a great meeting this week! You can read the notes here for a more full recap. As we mentioned, CMLTD doctoral student Tara Conley for sharing pieces of her video ethnography Brackish. Tara talked about the broad issues of visual ethnography and multimedia projects, the specifics of her work in New Orleans post-Katrina, and the many methodological and content issues that she encountered along the way. She showed us a short clip that was extremely thought provoking, and we had a fruitful discussion that you should definitely check out here !
See you soon!