My VR map tells me quite a few things. First, it affirms my fascination with visual learners and my admiration for them. I try not to think dichotomously about visual or auditory, but I am not sure that map is saying what I imagine. After taking this picture, I realize the apps I use most are missing– WhatsApp and MarcoPolo. Email was added as a perfunctory nod to the Davidson clog more than anything else but my walkie-talkie apps represent my leanings toward auditory styles better than the map itself.
One of the reasons this course drew my interest is because I struggle in my comfort within personas I aspire too–visual anthropologist. public visual anthropologist. I am not on Facebook. I have been Facebook-free going on nine years but I wish I was more adept at harnessing Twitter and other social media platforms because of that. Bonnie’s blog post about the push-back on live-tweeting at conferences was surprising as live-tweeting has gotten me through my social awkwardness of navigating conferences in the last few years. Through Twitter, I’ve learned about relevant scholarship more immediately and also found collectives of anthropology folx that I really like engaging with. Instagram and Snapchat are personal and the only social media where I display family photos.
I have a personal/professional website Envision Imprint. I co-founded this blog with a friend/colleague from graduate school and it’s been running for about five years now. While the blog is not as developed as I would like (needs more content updates) I am proud that we keep it going and I hope to spend more time writing there in the future. Three years ago, I got excited about the Davidson Domains project, registered a site and have done nothing since. I am generally mortified by this.