Visual anthropology in a digitized age

The advent of digital media technology, including digital video, has provided the potential to completely re-think and re-organise the ways in which we use audio-visual media in the service of anthropological research, teaching, and communication.

But how? Beyond the increased accessibility of the technology, in terms of e.g. price, mobility and user friendliness, how has it or will it affect our conceptualizations of anthropology in a rapidly changing reality of simultaneous global diversification and standardization?

Peter I Crawford

Peter I Crawford is Professor at the Visual Cultural Studies Programme of the Institute of Archeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Tromsø, a guest lecturer at other universities around the world, and a publisher, consultant, and filmmaker.