Posts by Jordan Kraemer

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Anthropologist of social and mobile media, working on the intersection of emerging media technologies and everyday experiences of space and place, especially transnational connections in Europe.

Associate Editor Intro: Jordan Kraemer on digital culture, tech trends, and why anthropologists can’t predict the future

February 4th, 2014, by § 1 Comment

In the current climate of social media as engine of capital and economic value, it’s provocative to cast aspersions on Facebook’s future popularity.

Rethinking Scale in Social Media: An Ethnographic Perspective

July 23rd, 2013, by § Leave a Comment

Thinking about scale draws attention to how geographic levels – local, regional, national, transnational – are constructed and reordered through everyday practice. The globalness of online communications, then, may owe not to global or transnational connections but to a multiplicity of place-making activities.

MOOCs in the Machine, Part II

January 3rd, 2013, by § 2 Comments

I want to call attention to the link between critiques of graduate education and changes in the structure of academia more broadly, the same changes fueling much of the debate about how technology will “disrupt” higher education.

MOOCs in the Machine, Part I

December 29th, 2012, by § 4 Comments

The conversation about MOOCs needs to take place in the context of broader structural changes in academia, to recognize both their promise and their limitations.