From Fieldwork to Digital Video Project
Looking around the web in early 2014, I began to learn a lot about public ethnography, and how commmunity-oriented field scientists are using video and other means to share what they learn with participants for the betterment of their communities. But on the subject of language, and language learning, I could find no such contributions. Enter #languagestory, my foray into public anthropology, building upon my skills in active interviewing, digital media curation, and video editing.
In short, the goals of the #languagestory project:
- Produce 4-6 minute video vignettes documenting the experiences of language learners and users.
- Relate the joys and challenges of navigating a new community of speakers.
- Creatively use video to produce content that connects with language learners and their communities.
I'll keep you updated here on this blog with new videos, commentary, and general additions to the project. Thank you for your visit to this blog!