Friday, 11 May 2012

This week I had the pleasure of presenting at the Canadian Anthropology Society meetings in Edmonton. I took the risk of presenting in Pecha-Kucha style, meaning that I prepared 20 'powerpoint' slides and set the timer so that each slide would be displayed for only 20 seconds. I liked the idea of other people presenting in this way, so thought I should be supportive of innovation. It was a lot of fun! To fit in with the conference theme of 'the unexpected,' I told a whirlwind version of the story of how I ended up in public health and focusing my research program on people's pets. A question from the audience put me onto Sylvia Tissot's research on the role of dog-ownership in negotiations over access to space in Boston. I'll be tracking down this article tomorrow.