Wednesday 2nd October 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Ko-Le Chen (videographer/ethnographer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Title: Making research fictions – taking a creative approach to ethnographic accounts in workplace studies
Speaker: Ko-Le Chen (videographer/ethnographer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Date and time: Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 1pm-2pm
Hosted by: Professor Luigina Ciolfi (Sheffield Hallam University)
In this seminar, Ko-Le will showcase some of her doctoral research on academic dissemination. Ko-Le took a feminist and practice-based approach to studying a HCI workplace and developed a creative methodology that helped produced a series of creative ethnographic accounts, which she named ‘research fictions’.
Ko-Le will describe her collaborations with colleagues at Open Lab (Newcastle University) and discuss the benefits and challenges of taking a creative approach to ethnography. Ko-Le will also discuss the potentials of adopting creative ethnography in other contexts such as digital heritage, with an example of a new research idea that she is developing that involves a Taoist goddess and GPS.
Ko-Le is a videographer/ethnographer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Ko-Le grew up in Taiwan and has spent the last 10 years living and working in the UK. With a background in digital media and theatre, Ko-Le’s research interests often lead her to dwell at the intersection of arts, sociology and HCI. Ko-Le is interested in the ways knowledges are produced and takes a practice-based approach to understanding how people and objects (especially documents) came to be entangled in the process of knowledge production.
WEDNESDAY 02 OCTOBER 2019
CANTOR 9025, CITY CAMPUS, SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
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