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The Paris Climate Agreement and Indigenous Rights – a view from the side at COP21

ExCiteS’ two intrepid anthropologists, Gill and Carolina, were reunited for a brief period in Paris during December, each participating in a series of side events attached to the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, better known as COP21. Carolina, who had travelled all the way to Europe for just a few weeks from … Continue reading

Mapping Accessibility with Sapelli

On 19th June the ExCiteS research group and Mapping for Change, teamed up with Dr Catherine Holloway and Sarah Nicholson, Accessibility Engineering researchers at UCL, Ross Akin, an accessibility designer, and users of the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation Mobility Centre for a day long workshop. The idea was to co-design a mobile application that could enable … Continue reading

Producing Anthropology, Producing Science: Citizen Science and Emerging Problematics

In the emerging sphere of citizen science, new forms of knowledge production are increasingly reworking scientific boundaries to incorporate lay actors, viewpoints and practices. However, in anthropology the boundaries of knowledge have long been conceptualised and reconceptualised as permeable and place-specific. Addressing the overlaps and engagements between citizen science and anthropology, the panel Producing Anthropology, … Continue reading

Complex Systems: YRNCS Workshop 2014

This September the Young Researchers Network on Complex Systems (YRNCS) held their first workshop in Lucca (Italy) which featured a wide array of research disciplines, ‘self-organised’ by the YRNCS Committee, as well as those early Post Docs, masters and PhD students that attended. From climate change to human economics, a series of tutorials, participatory projects … Continue reading

The Amazon in focus: development challenges and participatory monitoring tools for the rainforest

The past two weeks were extremely busy. Between August 22nd and 24th I attended the Brazilian Studies Association Conference, which was held in London. The Conference gathered more than two hundred international scholars and students from different fields who carry out research about Brazil. There were three panels dedicated to studies on the Amazon region … Continue reading

From climate change to isolated tribes: notes on the 66th Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science

The 66th annual meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC) took place between July 22-27, in the capital city of Acre State, Rio Branco. This year’s theme was “Science and Technology in an Amazon without borders”. The debates suited perfectly my interests as an Extreme Citizen Science researcher, and the event … Continue reading

ASA14 Decennial: Anthropology and Enlightenment

The end of last week saw the decennial gathering of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, with a host of plenaries, panels, films and events loosely themed around the legacy that the Scottish Enlightenment has had on the discipline. I wasn’t presenting at the conference myself, but was given the opportunity … Continue reading

Sapelli in Space

As in last year, twenty mobile app developers gathered for the Space App Camp in European’s Space Agency (ESA) main campus at Noordwijk, Netherlands, to come up with creative ideas. The participants in this years’ app camp were grouped into teams of four and their goal was to integrate Earth observation data gathered by the … Continue reading

Extreme Citizen Science at the Chico Vive Conference

Thursday, April 10 The Chico Vive Conference was held in Washington DC between April 4-6, and it aimed at bringing together grassroots activists, NGOs, students, engaged scholars, applied scientists, policy makers, journalists and others to discuss the development of the global grassroots environmental movement in the 25 years since environmental activist Chico Mendes’s death. Chico Mendes … Continue reading

Emerging ICT for Citizens’ Veillance: Theoretical and Practical Insights

The European Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to shape a wide range of EU policies by providing independent scientific guidance to the European Commission, and is composed of seven scientific facilities based in Belgium (Brussels and Geel), Germany (Karlsruhe), Italy (Ispra), the Netherlands (Petten) and Spain (Seville). It is interesting to see the growing interest in citizen science, as was … Continue reading

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