Hackers and anthropology

On Wired today. Great part of the conversation here:

Wired: Did you get grief for not travelling to somewhere exotic?

[Gabriella] Coleman: Yes. All the time. They just kind of laughed at it. They were like, ‘You’re so lucky. You get to be in San Francisco going to cafes and hanging out with hackers. I had to really sweat it out and be in the jungle. It was really difficult.’

Nice connection between the classic anthropology of ‘the jungle’ and Coleman’s work in what counts as her ‘jungle’.