Greetings to all! I will be one of two students blogging the EPIC 2005 conference. Let’s start with a little background information. My name is Brian Canny, and I am a graduate student in applied anthropology at the University of North Texas. I have an undergraduate degree in English and philosophy and currently work in systems support at a market research firm in north Dallas.
My areas of study include the interaction between people and technology, how one influences the other (and vice versa) as well as the local and cultural factors that influence adoption and usage. Currently I am starting a project with the Denton Community Network to help expand its computer training and instruction courses to targeted communities throughout the Denton area.
I live in Denton, TX, with my wife, Jennifer Canny, who is working on her graduate degree, with a focus in environmental anthropology. I will be blogging throughout the conference, so please feel free to approach me with any comments or feedback. I will post a picture as soon as I can recharge the batteries in my camera.