This page provides basic information on projects, Philipp Budka was or still is involved in.
The project 'Content-Erstellung für die sozialwissenschaftliche Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (SOWI-STEOP)' ('Content Production for SOWI-STEOP') aims to develop and produce hypermedia and digital learning and teaching material for the joint introduction phase at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna.
Philipp Budka's dissertation project at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna investigates internet technologies practices of First Nations in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. In doing so, it focuses on the production of internet media and how these technologies are used in the indigenous communities; particularly in respect to the creation of networks and communities and the ways indigenous culture and identities are constructed and represented.
The focus of the project is the First Nation organisation and internet service provider K-Net and in particular MyKnet.org, a K-Net service that provides community members with an online space for personal homepages. With this online environment as case study, the project is aiming to learn about
a) how people construct their identity online,
b) how people use the internet to establish and strengthen family, friendship and community ties, and
c) how people utilize new media to represent First Nation communities, their members and their real life experiences.
The ethnographic research for this project between 2006 and 2008 was supported by the University of Vienna's Research Scholarship and a grant for Academic Research Abroad, the German Foundation for Canadian Studies and the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council / K-Net.
For detailed information take a look at the MyKnet.org research website.
The project 'SOWI-STEOP - Gemeinsame sozialwissenschaftliche Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase' ('Joint Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students of the Social Sciences') at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna continued and further developed student-centred support activities by following best practice models of technology enhanced learning created within the project eSOWI-STEP.
The project 'eSOWI-STEP - Gemeinsame Studieneingangsphase der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften' ('Joint Introduction Phase for Students at the Faculty of Social Sciences'), conducted at the eLearning Centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, developed a technology enhanced learning environment and best practice learning models for student beginners of the social sciences.
The e-learning project 'Strategien für vernetztes Lernen: eine Lernumgebung für Methoden und Grundlagewissen' ('Strategies for Networked Learning - Learning Environment for Methods and Basic Knowledge') was conducted at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Vienna) and resulted in
a) the production of dedicated learning materials for undergraduate students;
b) the teaching of these materials with the support of different online learning systems, tools, and environments;
c) the development of blended learning scenarios and strategies for social and cultural anthropology students;
d) the evaluation of e-learning tools and blended learning scenarios.
Project LINC was created to learn about and to learn from the articulations of indigenous presence online, as gleaned from the perspective of indigenous persons. This was done by means of a web-based survey that invited indigenous persons and groups whose cyber-activities, in their respective ways, contributed to the re-presentations and brokerage of indigeneity online.
Project LINC was conducted by Kyra Landzelius (University of Gothenburg) and Philipp Budka (University of Vienna) and funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
The Directory of Austrian Researchers on Latin America and the Caribbean contains contact information, affiliations as well as thematic and geographic priorities of 186 Austrian researchers.
OEKU-Online is a transdisciplinary hypermedia content pool on the World Wide Web about the interconnections between economy, ecology and culture. The online learning pool was created within a project conducted at the Austrian Latin America Institute in Vienna.
Co-development of a Teaching Tool (CTT) within the scope of the EU project 'COMET - Competitive Metropolises' at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research of the Austrian Academy of Science.
Latin American Studies Online (LASON) is an interdisciplinary online learning system offering didactically structured content about Latin America for students and teachers alike. The learning system should thus create a virtual learning space, counterbalancing the lack of a 'Department of Latin American Studies' at Austrian universities.
- Indigenous Groups and Computer Networks was Philipp Budka's MA project at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Vienna) giving an overview about indigenous groups and indigeneity in relation to internet technologies from an online perspective (in German):
Budka, Philipp. 2002. Indigene Gruppen und Computernetzwerke: Eine ethnographische Online-Untersuchung (Indigenous groups and computer networks: an ethnographic online study). Unpublished MA Thesis, Wien: Universität Wien. (PDF, 4 MB)
For more information on these projects, please contact Philipp Budka.