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3 Things We Want You to Know

April 16, 2018, 9:26 pm – Recently EPIC was accused of homophobia in the EPIC2017 peer review process. In the wake of this experience, and as we embark on the review process for our 2018 program, there are several things we would like our community to know: Members of the ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Listen to Steve on the Conversation Factory Podcast

April 16, 2018, 7:51 pm – It was great fun to speak with Daniel Stillman about research, collaboration, communication and facilitation. now live on the Conversation Factory site, and embedded below Here’s part of how Daniel framed the conversation in his writeup Steve is a... [ Read the full story ... ]

An Open Letter about EPIC and Homophobia

April 16, 2018, 5:45 pm – Dear EPIC Community, I’m Gary, co-chair of EPIC2017 here at HEC Montréal. I’m writing this open letter because there have recently been some social media posts by an individual accusing EPIC of homophobia. Specifically, someone who submitted a pro... [ Read the full story ... ]

Democratizing Design (talk)

April 8, 2018, 6:20 pm – My talk, Democratizing Design, presented April 6 at the Philosophical Society of Washington (PSW), Washington's Oldest Scientific Society, Founded 1871, with Science lectures every other Friday, has been censored.  PSW has long had a channel on Yo... [ Read the full story ... ]

Upstream Challenge Framing

March 29, 2018, 5:20 pm – Skill-Building Workshops Coming Soon!  Are your teams burning valuable resources working on the wrong set of challenges? Are you making giant assumptions regarding what the challenges are? Are hidden assumptions embedded in the methods you are usi... [ Read the full story ... ]

Book Review: The Paradox of Sensemaking

March 26, 2018, 8:35 pm – by , Stripe Partners Sensemaking: The Power of Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm Christian Madsbjerg 2017, 240 pp, Hachette Books Excerpt Christian Madsbjerg has done a huge amount to elevate the profile and impact of ethnography in corporate... [ Read the full story ... ]

The driverless car revolution must proceed with caution

March 24, 2018, 10:24 pm – Recently, one of Uber's autonomous automobiles was involved in an accident where a pedestrian was killed. What lesson should we learn from this incident? The potential for autonomous vehicles to produce tremendous saving of lives and injuries whil... [ Read the full story ... ]

Maximizing Your Impact as a Change Agent

March 20, 2018, 2:23 pm – Build skills and strategies to turn your insights into impact, working with an expert coach and peer cohort to advance your own goals for catalyzing change. Instructor: TRACEY LOVEJOY, Lovejoy Consulting & Catalyst Constellations Enrollment: 20 Sc... [ Read the full story ... ]

Tad Friend: Interviewing Master

March 13, 2018, 4:13 pm – I love this bit from Tad Friend’s New Yorker profile of Donald Glover Noting that he often spoke about how life would be different if he were White Donald, I asked Glover how our conversations would be different if I were black. He gave me a consi... [ Read the full story ... ]

Listen to Steve on the User Defenders Podcast

March 12, 2018, 5:34 pm – Artwork by Eli Jorgensen I had a wide-ranging and personal conversation with Jason Ogle for the User Defenders podcast. We talked about my professional trajectory, my disdain for Forrest Gump, rapport-building, listening, disgust, and war stories ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Ask Us Anything! March 13–14

March 12, 2018, 4:44 pm – Join the EPIC2018 Program Committee March 13–14 for an “Ask Us Anything” session on the Ethnography Hangout Slack #epic_org channel! If you've got questions about your conference submission (due March 30!), the conference theme, or anything else a... [ Read the full story ... ]

Data Science and Ethnography: What’s Our Common Ground, and Why Does It Matter?

March 7, 2018, 1:15 am – by (Salesforce) &  (Intel) As EPIC2018 program co-chairs, we developed the conference theme Evidence to explore how evidence is created, used, and abused. We’ll consider the core types of evidence ethnographers make and use through participant obs... [ Read the full story ... ]

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