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Ethnographic Apps/Apps as Ethnography

A co-authored essay on App/Anthropology. I was particularly interested in my own enmeshment with Evernote and the process/labor of cloud-based tools for taking fieldnotes and archiving materials.

Collins, Samuel Gerald, Matthew Durington, Paolo Favero, Krista Harper, Ali Kenner & Casey O’Donnell (2017). Ethnographic Apps / Apps as Ethnography. Anthropology Now. 9(1). Pp. 102-118.


About Casey O'Donnell

Casey O'Donnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. He is part of the games faculty and Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab at MSU. He is also part of the game development collective Affinity Games. His research examines the creative collaborative work of videogame design and development. This research examines the cultural and collaborative dynamics that occur in both professional "AAA" organizations and formal and informal "independent" game development communities. His research has spanned game development companies from the United States to India. His research examines issues of work, production, copyright, as well as third world and postcolonial aspects of the videogame development workplace.

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