Anticipating data artifacts for future archeologists: A collaborative intervention project

Annette Markham

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What happens when we shift from an explanatory to anticipatory mindset as a basis for social inquiry? How can we take a more deliberate approach to generating possible futures through research design and in situ sensemaking? What ethical possibilities emerge from taking a more proactive stance toward research as an intervention of future making? A ‘reflexive anticipation’ epistemology fosters experimental research design that intervenes as it explores possible trajectories. This framework is based in ongoing experiments training youth to be critical auto-phenomenologists of social media to speculatively intervene in their own data futures. In this paper, I discuss a five-year methodology experiment focused on these questions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4S/EASST Conference Barcelona: Science and Technology by Other Means - Barcelona Convention Centre (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 31 Aug 20163 Sept 2016


Conference4S/EASST Conference Barcelona
LocationBarcelona Convention Centre (CCIB)


  • future making
  • Futures
  • Anticipation
  • STS
  • critical making
  • Research methods
  • anthropology


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