At this year’s Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) annual meeting in Philadelphia, Adam Gamwell and myself will be representing This Anthro Life as we present on consulting podcasting.
We are part of the New Methods, Interventions And Approaches panel, and our paper is titled Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding.
Abstract: Much like Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes had created a niche for himself as a “consulting detective,” there are an increasing number of consulting anthropologists who apply their training, skills, and specialties to helping people define and solve problems today. As anthropologists and podcasters for This Anthro Life, the authors of this paper approach podcasting as a democratic audiovisual production that provides space for multiple voices through storytelling and conversation. Drawing on experiences in design anthropology, media production, and speculative fiction, this paper prototypes the contours of “consulting podcasting,” the work of collaboratively generating shared knowledge for shaping sustainable futures.
The session will be recorded for the SfAA Podcasting Project. Stop by and see us, or check it out after it is posted online!