Seeing Differently

In this workshop, participants will explore ways to visually document fieldwork and other events using GoPros, spy cameras, cell phones and lifestyle cameras.  The emphasis is on mounting and using a variety of different cameras in ways that displace the ethnographic gaze from the fieldworker’s eye, producing images and video that are surprising, counterintuitive, provocative, and fun.

If we have time and energy, we can move on to explore ways to use the images to explore fieldnoting practices that are dreamy, rather than data-oriented.