The Pocket Anthropologist – The Work of Robbie Blinkoff

Robbie Blinkoff is a Professor at Goucher College who has created an mobile web app to help his students capture their study abroad experiences through an anthropological perspective. He explains his app and how it has served students in a Ted Talk video which you can view below. If ANTH 301 РInitiation to Anthropology were an app this might be it. The app offers a way for students to structure and document their experiences through the categories: Everyday Life, Aha Moments, Culture Treks, and Reflections. Students post photos and stories of cultural shock, confusion, destroyed assumptions, and many other fascinating finds. Blinkoff says that the university plans to use the app to pair up first year students with students who are abroad so that the first year students can ask question and be inspired. Unfortunately, from what I have found, this brilliant app is not available to the general public but it has helped the students of Goucher College to document their experiences in an anthropological way.

 

You may also like...