ESRC Funded - First Person Perspective Digital ethnography Seminar Series

The LSE has a long standing and recognised history in the field of societal and cultural psychology expressed both in the work pioneered by Hilda Himmelweit and her colleagues and in the current research and teaching carried out within the Department of Social Psychology. View website for details about the ESRC Seminars.

Latest ESRC Seminars

27th September 2013 - The Future of Mobile First Person Perspective Data

Technologies for first person perspective digital ethnography are beginning to proliferate. While the SubCam and SenseCam are well established, new technologies are being used by laypeople for lifelogging. What new technologies are on the horizon? What opportunities do these new technologies raise for research on human behaviour? And how can these developments be reconciled with applied, theoretical, methodological and ethical issues raised in the preceding seminars? View invite

21st June 2013 - Ethical Issues in First Person Perspective Digital Ethnography

First Person Perspective Digital Ethnography raises complex ethical issues. First person perspective video recording entails pointing a camera outwards, toward the environment and potential interactants. What about unsuspecting people who move into the cameras’ gaze? What about social interactions? What standards of informed consent are appropriate to the use of such technologies? Who should give their consent, how and when? How can and should video data be anonymised? To what extent is capturing the participants point of view empowering for participants, giving them voice within research? Download programme

10th May 2013 - Analysing First Person Perspective Data

New methods of digital data capture create new problems for analysing data. How should the sheer volume of data be stored, searched and analysed? How can multiple types of first person perspective data (e.g., video, audio, location, movement, eye-tracking, biosensor) be integrated and analysed? What software platforms currently support such a diversity of data and perspectives?

8th March 2013 - First Person Perspective Video Data: Discovering New Questions

New methods create new academic questions. What questions are created by mobile first person perspective digital data? The method forces us to engage with how the perspectives of actors and observers are integrated, the contextual and situated nature of human activity, and the fact that people move between contexts and activities.

18th January 2013 - Public Seminar - First Person Perspective Digital Ethnography. Current and Potential Uses of First Person Perspective: Current and Potential Uses of First Person Perspective. Read more for event.