Talk title: Finding patterns between religions and emotions. A quantitative analysis based on Twitter data


Christine Miller and Kenneth Riopelle

Talk abstract:

The practice of design anthropology has continued to evolve since the publication of Design + Anthropology: Converging Pathways in Anthropology and Design in 2018. At that time design anthropology was described as “an emerging transdisciplinary field.” (Miller 2018; Gunn et al 2013)
Working collaboratively with a co-author who provided analytical expertise in social network analysis, we approached this claim from the perspective of social network analysis “to investigate the human and non-human actors (i.e., people and institutions) that have contributed to design anthropological practice and theorizing.” (Miller 2018) Our initial goal was to determine if – and, if so, to what extent- design anthropology qualified as a disciplinary “field”. In our original analysis, we began by establishing a set of benchmarks that serve as indicators to identify a disciplinary field. In this paper we revisit our initial analysis, updating it with new publications, contributors, blogs, groups, and other developments, to investigate if and how design anthropology has diffused.