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Social and mobile media are transforming everyday life for diverse people and communities, often in surprising ways. Yet communication technologies are also the products of the people and places that produce them, and reflect particular ways of understanding the world. As an anthropologist of social media and other emerging technologies, I study how culture shapes technology and how technology shapes culture.  I have conducted research in Berlin, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, and elsewhere on how users connect at local, national, and transnational levels on social and mobile media platforms, and how their connections are reshaping everyday experiences of place.

In my ongoing work, I study transnational connections, identity, and selfhood on social and mobile media. I am particularly concerned with how emerging technologies facilitate accepted understandings of social connection, mobility, and personhood, in ways that are reshaping urban space.

On this website, you can view my resume or download my complete CV (kraemer_CVS18, pdf), read my recent publications (please email me if you’d like copies for personal use), and keep up with my updates. Follow me on Twitter (@jordanisme) or contact me at jordan @ jordankraemer.com.

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Design & Society Workshop, NYC Nov. 30-Dec. 1

I’m excited to be partnering with Danya Glabau of Implosion Labs to offer a day-and-a-half workshop on Design & Society!

“Design is a dominant paradigm for building and understanding the modern world. The language of design is especially prominent in the digital realm, where its assumptions influence how we interact with the world and with each other. But how has design come to matter? Why does it seem like such an important tool in our current cultural moment? What norms and assumptions inform the design of everyday technologies via design schools like UX? And what are the political implications of interface design?”

We will learn about critical and ethnographic approaches to design, especially digital design, through readings, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-society-workshop-tickets-51554750647

Our webinar from October 16 on Design & Society is also now online!

https://www.implosionlabs.com/design-society-webinar

  1. Design & Society Webinar Oct. 16 Comments Off on Design & Society Webinar Oct. 16
  2. Logistical Labor: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free Comments Off on Logistical Labor: Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free
  3. The Cultural Anxiety of the White Middle Class Comments Off on The Cultural Anxiety of the White Middle Class
  4. New Book Review: Reclaiming Media Ideologies Comments Off on New Book Review: Reclaiming Media Ideologies
  5. Upcoming talk: When Social Media are the News, Bard College Comments Off on Upcoming talk: When Social Media are the News, Bard College
  6. Take Critical Design at The Brooklyn Institute this September! Comments Off on Take Critical Design at The Brooklyn Institute this September!
  7. Teaching Feminist STS at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research Comments Off on Teaching Feminist STS at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
  8. #bydesign at #AAA2014: design, inequality, and cultural difference Comments Off on #bydesign at #AAA2014: design, inequality, and cultural difference
  9. Public lecture at Wesleyan University: What do mobile phones mobilize? Comments Off on Public lecture at Wesleyan University: What do mobile phones mobilize?