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16 interesting ways to communicate knowledge

A note to self as much as a post for other people:

  • Through Design Fiction (e.g. Zero Hours)
  • Through Social Fiction (e.g. Low Fat Love)
  • Through Visual Journalism (e.g. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt)
  • Through Visual Biography (e.g. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City)
  • Through Graphic Novels (I lack examples of this – I’m also aware the distinction between ‘graphic novels’ and ‘visual biography’ and ‘visual journalism’ may be so fine grained as to be pretty meaningless)
  • Through Photography ( e.g. Art Sexual)
  • Through Philosophical Biography (e.g. Wittgenstein, The Courtier’s Heretic)
  • Through Creative Non-Fiction (e.g. Zeitoun, Venkatesh’s work)
  • Through Film (e.g. Rufus Stone)
  • Through Theater (e.g. the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit) [thanks Helen!]
  • Through Video Games (e.g. Celiac Sam)
  • Through Buzzfeed Style Lists (e.g. this)
  • Through Walking Tours (e.g. the superb tour of Manhattan given by an urban sociologist at the 2015 Eastern Sociological Society conference)
  • Through Podcasted Dialogues (e.g. the Promise of Sociology in 2015)
  • Through Filmed Dialogues (e.g. British Sociology since 1945 or this dialogue between Carol Smart and Jeffrey Weeks)
  • Through Stand Alone Prezis & Slideshare (e.g. I’ve never given this as a talk in person or intended to)

I’ll expand this properly at a later date when I have more time. Any further examples much appreciated though!

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  1. Theatre: The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit, by Mercilee Jenkins, is a good example. She wrote this up in her 2010 paper of the same name in ‘Qualitative Inquiry’.

  2. How about conversation?  Martyn

    >________________________________ > From: Mark Carrigan >To: martyn.everett@btinternet.com >Sent: Saturday, 14 March 2015, 13:24 >Subject: [New post] 10 interesting ways to communicate knowledge > > > > WordPress.com >Mark posted: “A note to self as much as a post for other people: Through Design Fiction (e.g. Zero Hours) Through Social Fiction (e.g. Low Fat Love) Through Visual Journalism (e.g. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt) Through Visual Biography (e.g. Robert M” >

  3. Sherio, I’m hoping they will be taught more in future. I’ve just written a book on creative research methods, out on 1 April and primarily aimed at postgraduate research students and early career researchers, which covers many of these techniques: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Research-Methods-Social-Sciences/dp/1447316274/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426351057&sr=1-1&keywords=creative+research+methods (Mark, I hope you don’t mind the shameless plug – but it is directly relevant!).

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