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  1. stefano pontiggia

    Hi, my name is Stefano and I’m a PhD student in anthropology at the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Italy.

    I’m working on the issue of Iternet-addiction, I want to explore the forms and the cultural meaning of “new tech addictions”, especially from mobile tech and Internet, and secondly I want to compare these data with the research over old media (TV, gaming..) and “traditional” addictions (heroine, cocaine…).

    Do you know if there are some ethnographies on media addiction or media consumption?

    Thanks!
    Stefano

  2. Tracee Hobbs

    Diana,
    My name is Tracee and I am an undergrad anthropology student at Illinois State University. I am currently writing my senior thesis on the video game culture, more specifically, why women play video games. Although I have gathered a great deal of data and sources I am still lacking sufficient anthropological sources on what interests women and how they talk about gaming. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate you help. Also, I know that you are probably very busy, but I was wondering if you would have time to participate in an on-line interview. My work has been approved by the IRB to do on-line interviews and I could simply send you the questions and the release form. I just thought that your experience as a cyber anthropologist and gamer would make for interesting data.

  3. Diana

    Hi Tracee,

    Here’s a book you may find useful if you have not already read it:
    http://www.amazon.com/Life-Night-Elf-Priest-Anthropological/dp/0472050982

    There are also groups like the Frag Dolls (http://www.fragdolls.com/), that may give you insight.

    I’d be happy to reply to your interview questions. You can email me diana [@] cyber-anthro.com.

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