I research, teach, train and engage people in the art of cultural documentation and ethnographic fieldwork. An inelegant way of putting it is that I am interested in the process from "soup to nuts," that is from, conception to inception to production to preservation of documentary materials - audio, film, photographs. Its all a moving target as I have found out ( somewhat painfully) in that the approach, impetus, means, methods and especially technology that underlies the process is prone to shifts, moves and changes -- and all with astonishing rapidity. The notion I keep in close proximity is that teachers and trainers are also at the same time pupils and trainees.
- Digital Humanities
- Film Studies
- Music and Musicology
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Area Studies
- Cultural Studies and Ethnic Studies
- Political Science
- Information Science and Technology
- Library and Museum Studies
- Public Affairs
American Folklore Society, Society of American Archivists, Society for Applied Anthropology, Federal Audio-Visual Digitization Initiative (FADGI) working groups
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