Drew Harry's Portfolio

Community and Carpe-diem

Duration

4 Weeks

Semester

Fall 2004

Collaborator

Miranda Brintnell, Wellesley College

Course

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Instructor

Prof. Sally Merry

Using ethnographic methods, we studied the ways in which students at Wellesley College and Olin College use mailing lists, what the social norms are on each campus and how those norms are transferred to new members. We compared and contrasted the ways in which communication norms are different on each campus, and based on our interviews attempted to explain why there were differences. We also attempted to generalize our findings, when appropriate, to other areas.

Community and Carpe-diem

Our final paper for this project. (PDF, .1 MB)

Resumé

social software

Traces: Location Based Services
Sharing Music Presence

visualization

TreeFlow
k-Clique Reduction

anthropology

World of Warcraft Ethnography
Go Community Ethnography
Community and Carpe-diem

design

Mailing List Design
Bike Messenger Design