How to use this blog

This is a short introductory (kind of) tutorial about how to navigate through this blog. Get yourself a route, exploring it in the way you want. However, there is a list at the bottom with all the tags and categories used here. You can either click on each/one-of them and follow a specific path, or going to the main page and selecting the posts in the order you prefer. But before of that, please take some minutes for completing this introduction. 

First, choose your starting paragraph

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This website is an unfinished element in constant expansion. At the same time, it is a limited product about public urban places from a strong Actor-network theory (ANT) perspective. The blog is part of my Ph.D. process, a multimodal academic exploration that started with a simple question a couple of years ago: “what can we learn from Times Square for doing urban ethnography.”
This website is an unfinished network in constant expansion. At the same time, it is a limited and particular product about what we call as “public-urban places” from a solid Actor-network theory (ANT) perspective. The content of this blog is a speculative work about life happening in the streets and about my efforts for capturing and describing that life using a metaphor, the blog itself, as a tool for re-presenting the complexity, effervescence, and multiplicity of what it is occurring outside.
This website is an unfinished set of materials in constant expansion. At the same time, it is a delimited product about how to do urban ethnography using a multimodal perspective. The idea of this blog is experimenting with any kind of possible resources in order to translate the convulsed, simultaneous and always changing “life outside” into a, more or less, organized and systematic representation of it.

Then go here 

Although the website is divided into three different sections (plus the contact page) the scope of this product and all its content is going further than just being an online resource for only hosting and displaying my doctoral research. First, it is going further because it was designed not as the culmination of a process but as a the beginning of one. I mean, the idea of this site is to keep going and being expanded. The work on Times Square was only the first step of (possibly) many more.

Second, it is going further because it is transcending the digital. (Many of) the artifacts that are presented here are hybrid materials composed by online and offline elements interacting through different plots. However, despite that double displaced spatiality, following only the digital version of those products should be enough, in the way that this is also a valid path —specific and limited— for exploring particular urban places.

Finally, explore the three sections

Section 1Section 2Section 3
The first section of this site is the blog itself. Using a classical structure of labels and categories, this is a disorganized compilation of thoughts and short essays on multimodal and experimental ethnography, journalism, STS, ANT, Urban studies, and any other related topic (or not) going around my mind. As a final point regarding this section is that there is neither a clear timetable nor a sequentially here. In other words, it is like doing jazz. 
The next section, with its own sub-domain and inner rules is the one called “the Artefaktenatelier.” The whole content hosted in this area (as well as the idea itself of this product) is one of the results of my doctoral research. Basically, here you will find a methodological proposal for exploring the relationships between Urban ethnography and Actor-network theory through the construction of ontological devices.
The last part of this blog is a bet on the future. The European Urban Observatory is also a proposal resulted  from my PhD studies that aims to apply the experimental e inventive methods generated on the Artefaktenatelier on specific locations and situations around the continent. It is also an attempt to construct a collaborative and heterogeneous network of Urban studies from an multimodal perspective.