GEEcast #1: Tom Boellstorff

Introducing the newest asset to the GEElab repertoir - the GEEcast: a podcast from the GEElab featuring special guests from academia and industry.


The GEElab is very excited to announce that on Tuesday 19th of March, Bianca Vallentine and Lauren S. Ferro interviewed Professor Tom Boellstorff for the first GEEcast.

Tom is a leading thinker and author in the area of virtual worlds and digital anthropology. As an anthropologist currently based at the University of California, Irvine, his career thus far has included interests in anthropological areas of sexuality, globalization, virtual worlds, Southeast Asian studies, HIV/AIDS, linguistics. He is the winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize given by the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.

Tom has a number of publications available that cover areas of anthropology of virtual realities and sexuality:

Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia
The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia

Tom's visit to RMIT University was sponsored by an International Visiting Fellow grant from the RMIT Foundation and hosted by the Digital Ethnography Research Centre.

To watch the GEEcast featuring Professor Tom Boellstorff please click on the following link.