Course Schedule Hand-Out

Friday 19 October
Day 3, 10.00 – 14.30

Location (click to access map):
Room number 7501, level 5
Department of Geography
Dragvoll Campus


10.00 – 11.30 Session 9

Lecture with Q & A discussion

  • Presenter – Christian Ritter
  • Title – Capitalizing on the Cloud: Expertise and Infrastructure in a Norwegian Software Firm 


Larkin, B. 2013. The Politics and Poetics of Infrastructure. Annual Review of Anthropology 42(1): 327-343.

Kelty, C. 2008. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Miller, D. & Horst, H. 2012. The Digital and the Human: A Prospectus for Digital Anthropology. In H. Horst & D. Miller (Eds.), Digital Anthropology. London: Berg 3-35.

Takhteyev, Y. 2012. Coding Places: Software Practice in a South American City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


11.30 – 11.40 coffee break


11.40 – 12.30 Session 10

Student Presentations and Feedback (continued) 

  • Each student is provided a total of 20 minutes for presentation, commentary and discussion. Presentation sequence:
    • Student presentation (5 – 7 minutes each)
    • Designated commentator by Marcel and Arthur (5 minute response)
    • Open discussion for 7 minutes

Please present main argument(s) and identify epistemological grounds on which reasoned argument takes place. This includes methods employed (genealogical, ethnographic, discursive), temporality and specific contact points emphasized (how do you aestheticize (polemicize) the truth value in your statements).

Student papers: 

Alina Husung
Project title: Grassroot Entrepreneuring within a Local-Global Collaboration: A Study of the Ecovillage Ndanifor in Cameroon
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics:Faculty of Entrepreneurship and organisation
Status: 2nd year PhD
Keywords: social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, grassroots, global-local collaboration, Sub-Saharan Africa

Discussant: Arthur Mason


Julia (Miriam Andrea) Jacoby
Project title: The Experience of Chronic Illness: How Design of  Mental Health Technologies can Influence the Daily Lives of Diabetes Patients
NTNU, Departmentof Product Design
Status: 2nd year PhD
Keywords: Product Design, Health Care, mHealth, Interaction Design, Self-management, Diabetes

Discussant: Marcel LaFlamme


Jenny Frogner
Project title: Participation in Everyday Life for People with Intellectual Disabilities
NTNU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Department of Mental Health)
Status: 2nd year PhD
Keywords: disability, medical anthropology, the welfare state, Norway

Discussant: Arthur Mason


Lunch 12.30 – 13.15

13.30 – 14.30 Session 11

Wrap-up discussion roundtable

Arthur Mason & Marcel LaFlamme