Workshop Report: Doing Screen Work Ethnographies

On June 2nd, 2015, the first ARITHMUS method workshop took place at Goldsmiths. Doing screen work ethnographies was the first of six method workshops concerning the ethnographic study of national statistical practices. The workshop kicked off with the Goldsmiths Sociology Annual Lecture by Prof Lucy Suchman. Her lecture, ‘Digital Practices: Some Methodological Reflections,’ was a retrospective of her work on human-computer interfaces. A diverse group of invited researchers from various social science disciplines with an expertise in doing ethnographic fieldwork in screen-mediated environments joined Prof Suchman at the workshop on the following day.

A report about the workshop can be found here. A long version of the report can be supplied upon request.