MAS.966 / 15.970 Digital Anthropology

As taught in: Spring 2003

A digital display on columns.

The Hall of Heroes, an idea of digital-signal displays visible only to people wearing certain receptive glasses. (Image by Sandy Pentland.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Alex Pentland

Course Features

Course Highlights

This class contains excellent project proposals, highlighting possible future technologies in digital artifacts.

Course Description

Digital Anthropology is a Spring 2003 applied social science and media arts seminar, surveying the blossoming arena of digital-artifact enabled experimental sociology/anthropology. We will emphasize on both (a) Technology Testbeds – systematically deploying research lab prototypes and corporate pre-production products in a sample human organizational population and carefully observing the social consequences, and (b) Sociometrics – using digital artifacts to better observe and measure the complex social reality of interesting human systems.