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Making Tech More Accessible: An Ethnographic Lens on Ability and Disability

January 19, 2023, 8:31 pm – "An ethnographic lens influences us to define ability and disability in a way that is maximally inclusive...many different abilities are present in our world, and each deserves to be taken as its own reality and respected as such." — (Research Psy... [ Read the full story ... ]

A Collective EPIC Journey into 2023

January 4, 2023, 11:22 pm – Happy New Year EPIC People! New years, like all human rituals, are an ethnographic marvel. Amid the constant and disinterested motion of the Earth, people use the power of culture and collectivity to galvanize momentous rites of passage. From a cy... [ Read the full story ... ]

Seeing Ability: Research and Development for Making Tech More Accessible

January 3, 2023, 2:24 pm – An EPIC talk with , DARRYL ADAMS, TIM GRAHAM, STACY BRANHAM, ADAM MUNDER, Computing Accessibility January 26, 3–4:30 pm Pacific time (10–11:30 am AEDT) Free for EPIC Members Overview One of the biggest challenges facing the tech industry today is ... [ Read the full story ... ]

EPIC2022 Video & Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

December 13, 2022, 11:38 pm – EPIC2022 Resilience was the 18th edition of the premier global conference on ethnography in business and organizations. Now you can read the full-length papers and case studies, and watch conference presentations on demand: ➥ EPIC2022 Papers and C... [ Read the full story ... ]

Laughing All The Way To EPIC

December 13, 2022, 12:59 am – Conifer Research Humor is no mere “sense;” it is a social and cultural practice that enables each one of us to construct and recognize novel meanings and connections within our lives and worlds. The idea that humor relies on incongruity that defie... [ Read the full story ... ]

Let’s Shift Power Together! An EPIC Co-Creation Activity

December 13, 2022, 12:57 am – Public Policy Lab Today This wildcard session was a conference-wide co-creation activity. Together, EPIC attendees reflected on the dynamic relationship between resilience and power. Then, through a facilitated, real-time activity, we collectively... [ Read the full story ... ]

New Words for New Worlds

December 13, 2022, 12:54 am – SpaceDoctors Our current language of business is no longer fit for purpose. We are all sharply aware of the urgent need to transition into a regenerative economy, yet the words we use are holding us back. We must stop using vocabulary which roots ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Silence: Divergent Listening in the Anthropocene

December 13, 2022, 12:52 am – Independent Artist DOWNLOAD PDF Divergent listening describes a listening practice which seeks to raise consciousness or expand on our understanding of reality through the perception of sound. The multichannel sound installation, ‘Silence’, offers... [ Read the full story ... ]

The Climate Crisis as Learning Space

December 13, 2022, 12:50 am – Independent Scholar Independent Scholar DOWNLOAD PDF It is becoming widely accepted that the climate crisis is a multiscale breakdown of interrelated ecological systems, caused by behavioural patterns that are unsustainable. As behaviours are larg... [ Read the full story ... ]

When Resilience Becomes Resistance: Recultivating Intimacy through Relational Mindfulness

December 13, 2022, 12:47 am – Headspace Headspace What forms of our pandemic adaptation have also become barriers to connection? In this wildcard session, around 40 EPIC attendees collectively examined the aspects of resilience that support—and sometimes hold us back from—the ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Resilience: Lessons from a Period of Disruption

December 13, 2022, 12:44 am – Boston Consulting Group What happens when the research lens is turned inward? As a Strategic Designer, I spend most of time planning for research to engage with people so I can better understand their needs and behaviors and turn research insights... [ Read the full story ... ]

Tutorial: Using Ethnofutures to Build Resilience

December 13, 2022, 12:43 am – Combine ethnography and forecasting techniques to produce grounded future scenarios for products, services, organizations, and communities. Instructors: (San Jose State University), (Institute for the Future), (Meta), (Waymo), (Sage Intacct) Overv... [ Read the full story ... ]

Tutorial: Spatial Ethnography – A Place-Based Approach to Research

December 12, 2022, 11:51 pm – Learn frameworks and techniques to understand how people engage with their physical and material environments and illuminate opportunities for innovation. Instructors: , Founder & Director, Human City / University College London) & , Director of R... [ Read the full story ... ]

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