Jeff Bauer

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Hi, I'm Jeff Bauer, a senior at Brown concentrating in International Relations and Economics. My conversation is called 'Follow the Things'. I'm interested in how ordinary objects such as clothes, groceries, and electronics can connect us with 'distant strangers' globally. By 'Following Our Things' from production to consumption, it is possible to see how many people we're connected to through the things we buy. It also allows us to understand globalization in a tangible way, focusing on people in addition to systems. I look forward to sharing this conversation with you!


Stories by this author

  • | March 13th, 2011
    Hi all, after a bit of an absence I'm returning with what I'm calling the 'Follow the Things Showcase'. I'll be linking to the Follow the Things site with student projects from Brown and the University of Exeter that I think exemplify what we're...
  • | January 21st, 2011
    Another short audio clip from Ian Cook. Here, Ian talks about the impact 'following things' has on his students, both inside and outside of the classroom
  • | January 14th, 2011
    Hi all, I'm closing out this week with a short clip from an interview I conducted with Ian Cook earlier today. There's lots to still sift through but this excerpt is a really nice encapsulation of a lot of what this work is about and why I think it'...
  • | January 13th, 2011
    I realized I haven’t been talking much about my trip itself. So I’ll be taking a break from interview excerpts for today and instead be writing a bit about what it’s been like being in Exeter for the week. The University of Exeter is about a two...
  • | January 13th, 2011
    Today I’m sharing some thoughts from a few students about the role of technology in the course at Exeter, as well as its importance to the Follow the Things site. These two courses would look very different without social networking, new media, and...
  • | January 11th, 2011
    So today I got the chance to start interviewing students at Exeter, both in person and via email. Rather than sharing these all at once, I figure I’ll try and touch on some themes I find particularly relevant to this kind of work, along with some...
  • | January 10th, 2011
    Hi all, I’ve arrived at the University of Exeter and am starting to get settled in. Today is the first day of term, and I've had some fun wandering about and talking to people. I’ll hopefully be starting interviews tomorrow but in the meantime I...
  • | January 3rd, 2011
    Hi, my name is Jeff Bauer and I’m a senior at Brown concentrating in International Relations and Economics. This January, I’ll be traveling to the United Kingdom to work with and interview students at the University of Exeter. The name of this...