Hosted by: Digital Anthropologies Interest Group
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Students, Those Involved in Mentoring Activities
Digital Anthropology Distinguished Lecture followed by DANG’s business meeting and networking mixer open to all.
This year’s Distinguished Lecture is given by Heather Horst, University of Sydney. She discusses her current research, The Moral and Cultural Economy of Mobile Phones in the Pacific, which seeks to understand the profound changes that accompanied the introduction of mobile and smartphones in Fiji and PNG. Focusing upon use and governance of smartphones and data plans, Horst explores the consequences for urban Pacific populations and considers how demands for data may mitigate some meaningful digital, financial and social inclusion that emerged from mobile telecommunications.