Friday, March 21, 2003

SURFING THE CITY: yesterday gave a paper at Brunel University. It was a good opportunity to introduce my wider project on how to construct an anthropological approach to literature. As well as talking about my older research with fiction readers, I introduced my ethnography of blogging. An interesting discussion followed on the ways in which individuals develop a blogging sensibility both for the Internet and the city; how they learn to approach both artefacts through anecdote, observation and impressions. I want to start to think more about the slippage that exists in people's representations of the 'city' and the 'Net'; how these things are grasped and known.