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Nick Seaver on Dissecting the Algorithmic Organism

When discussing the nexus of computer science and social science, the transaction is usually in one direction – what can computer scientists do for social scientists. But a recent paper from Tufts University anthropologist Nick Seaver reverses that flow, using the tool of ethnography to interrogate the tools of engineering. His “Algorithms as culture: Some tactics […]

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Online courses on research methods in anthropology

Online courses on research methods in anthropology here: These fee-based courses were developed with support from NSF are now moving online. The Research Methods in Anthropology certificate of completion program is designed for those seeking to strengthen their skills in field research methods. Five courses are offered this summer: Text Analysis, Network Analysis, Geospatial Analysis, Behavioral […]

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