Intuition: Thinking through Loopholes
LAURA REISS PechaKucha Presentation Intuition, contrary to common sense, is not a natural gift. Intuition is born out of experience and it can be a valuable tool for researchers. But what has intuition to do with anticipation? To anticipate we usually rely on understanding current behavioral patterns and extrapolating them. Intuition is great at recognizing patterns and by trusting it more we can become even better researchers. As with any other skill in order to follow our intuition, we need to practice, to be exposed to a lot of fieldwork, to listen to a lot of people, so that we can not only notice what stands out of the common but give the right value to it. When we learn to use our intuition as a research tool, anticipating becomes natural. I will bring examples from a research project that aimed to explore the relationship of young women in Brazil with pregnancy and the most valuable insight in this project came from a girl who did not get pregnant. I will also draw from the world of chess—a game where anticipation...
Ethnography and Independent Consulting: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving
An EPIC Talk with SHELLEY SATHER, CORINA ENACHE, RICHA RAI & LAURA REISS Overview Our thid EPIC Talk on the latest strategies, opportunities, and challenges of gig work. Last year’s presentation covered how to get started, find work, make an impact, and navigate a career path—watch it here. This year, panelists from 4 countries addressed these topics with a specific focus on surviving and thriving in the context of major social change and economic flux around the world. By sharing wisdom and pragmatic strategies, we can build the collective support to succeed as creative, agile independents. Presenters Corina Enache is a hybrid of two worlds, a strategist in product innovation and an MsC in cultural anthropology. She has been working as an anthropologist in the technology space for the last 4 years having led assignments for companies such as KLM, Wintec, PwC and Harmoney. She is also the co-host of the global podcast project The Human Show, where she interviews social scientists and industry people talking about...