SfAA tools cafe

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Keely Maxwell

Sep 25, 2023, 2:33:21 PM9/25/23
Hi All- I'm still looking for participants to be on this roundtable, a non-traditional 'tools cafe' where presenters sit at a table with their tool or resource they've helped create as an anthropologist to help non-anthropologists do their work. The audience would come around to the tables and chat about what you've produced and how you used anthropological methods/ insights to create it. This is a session proposal coming from the SfAA Program Committee. Thanks for considering! Keely 

Title: Anthropologists as developers? Applying anthropology to make tools for solving social and environmental problems

This session explores what anthropologically informed tools are. Anthropologists study how cultures make and utilize tools, or instruments to complete tasks, from atlatls to AOL. Applied anthropologists also contribute to the development of tools including software applications, material artifacts, and communications resources. Presenters will be at tables to demonstrate tools and resources they have helped make for non-anthropologists to use when carrying out their own work on societal, health, business, environmental, and other topics. They will show how the tools work and discuss how they applied anthropology to create their resource. 

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