A Multimodal Turn
(Dis)Placing Multimodality into Anthropology
Collins, Durington, Gill
The editors of the newly branded Multimodal Anthropologies section of the journal American Anthropologist will discuss how their recent ‘invitation” to multimodality marks a moment of displacement within the traditional frameworks of anthropological research and practices related to ethnographic film and media.
www.many-to-many.net: Toward a Dialogic Ethnographic Archive
Juliana Friend (UC Berkeley)
www.many-to-many.net is an open-access digital archive of conversations recorded worldwide. We invite anthropologists, their interlocutors, and others who are interested to contribute. Many-to-Many queries, what is a “conversation” in the first place? How might we consider silence as conversation? What about conversations with non-human participants? How can archive design address concerns about how conversations travel beyond contexts of production? This video interweaves three meta-conversations about Many-to-Many: two in Kolda, Senegal, one at University of California, Berkeley. Engaging conversations from Taiwan to Guinea, participants discuss translation and remediation, signal/noise, and possibilities and risks of digital iterability.