Nicholas Smith

Nick Smith is a PhD student in the Anthropology program at the U of T. His current work concerns the politics and affects of movement in Greece, and his MA work was about discourses of reconciliation in Winnipeg, MB in the wake of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Report. In both of these endeavours he has been particularly interested in the sensorial aspects of media and the ways media shape apprehensions of the world that are entangled with its symbolic or linguistic contents. He find these questions of media sensorium helpful to think about in practice, that is, by experimenting with different media as a form of ethnographic accounting. For him this has mostly been with “soundscape” exercises, but with the Body Online project he is excited to see what other kinds of playful and imaginative engagements can bring to our understandings of digital social worlds.

Nicholas Smith