Author Archives: kshjensen

About kshjensen

Anthropologist. Ethnographic research and user experience. I craft, bake, like real ale and stacking stones.

Making the familar unfamiliar- why anthropology matters

I find myself in a pensive, reflective mood and in a frame of mind to put down some thoughts on the benefits of anthropology and the ethnographic approach. As someone with a Bachelor and a Masters in Socio-Cultural Anthropology my focus … Continue reading

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Ethnography Praxis in Public Organisations, Data and Spaces

The current issue of Weave – Journal of Library User Experience has a great article about the state of ethnography in libraries including some really useful thoughts on why there aren’t, but probably should be, more library ethnographers. You should definitely … Continue reading

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Woolf on the lecture

I am reading (yet another) Virginia Woolf biography. This one by Nigel Nicolson, son of Vita Sackville-West, who was a great friend and love of Virginia. It is very interesting to hear his memories but I was intrigued to read … Continue reading

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#OER16 Open Culture – exploring spaces

Perhaps I have taken far too long to write these reflections on being part of the Open Educational Resources 2016 conference 19-20 April or – as I like to think of my procrastination – the experience of #OER16 has stayed … Continue reading

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Open educational practice #OER16

As part of the lead up to OER16 Conference, Catherine Cronin is asking for responses to the statement: If open is the answer, what is the question? For me striving to be an open practitioner in terms of academic research and … Continue reading

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Exploring in-between space

In a Teaching and Learning Conversation* webinar (26th Nov) Andrew Middleton and I wanted to present and explore some ideas about in-between spaces drawing on the concepts of liminality and third space/place and use this as an opportunity to talk … Continue reading

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Virago Collectors’ Cards – authors known and unknown

I came across a small selection of Virago collectors’ cards (1-6) in an Oxfam bookshop. The cards all had short author profiles and said they were part of a series of 40 issued in May 1982. I really like the … Continue reading

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