Remote fieldwork: tech considerations

Working remotely using technology has meant a lot of different things historically. Tech can help us do things we otherwise couldn’t, but can also be complicated and a challenge.

"My colleague here at the American Folklife Center, Michelle Stefano, offered an opening post for this series on remote fieldwork by reflecting on the relationships sitting at the core of ethnographic documentation. In many ways her post explored the “why” behind conducting remote fieldwork, even when it might feel challenging or discordant in comparison to face-to-face scenarios often associated with robust cultural documentation. In this post, I want to take up some of the questions and issues around “how” to do remote fieldwork, specifically with regard to technology and the challenges (and opportunities) it might afford!'

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