Creative applications of new information and communication technologies

Tacchi, Jo A. (2004) Creative applications of new information and communication technologies. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(1), pp. 91-103.


This article describes two ‘ethnographic’ research projects - one in Australia and one in South Asia. These projects stand apart from more traditional ethnographies in the way in which they combine ethnography with action research; they are, in effect, applied ethnographic research. Both projects reflect an interest in examining the changing processes and applications of creativity, production and consumption and the desire to gain deeper understandings of what roles new technologies play in all of this. The research attempts to develop answers to some very basic questions about the implications of new technologies on the everyday lives of a wide range of people and the implications of the everyday lives of those people on the uses and potential uses of new technologies.

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ID Code: 4498
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: action research, creativity, ethnography, new technologies
ISSN: 1460-356X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100) > Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:10

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