Cyborg Anthropology and the Future of the Interface
Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and tech consultant researching prosthetic culture. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. Case wrote her thesis on cell phones and their technosocial sites of engagement.
She has spoken at various industry conferences including MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and Inverge: The Interactive Convergence Conference, Ignite Portland and Ignite Boulder. She presented an Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology at Portland’s Webvisions 2009 and Gnomedex 9.0 and Keynoted Portland’s Open Source Bridge with a speech on Cyborg Citizens. She’s been a guest lecturer at Lewis & Clark College, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon State University’s School of Continuing Education. She formerly worked at Wieden+Kennedy, a global advertising agency based in Portland, Oregon. In 2010 she was named one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech.
Case specializes in information architecture, usability, online productivity, strategy, and ground-breaking communication methods. She utilizes qualitative/quantitative analysis and ethnographic methods in order to determine future idea/business/organizational developments. She employs anthropological methods to study the interaction between humans and computers. She is available for speaking engagements, workshops, data aggregation, blog consulting, and online efficiency training. In December 2008, she founded CyborgCamp, an unconference on the future of humans and computers.