The story of the automated anthropologist

I spend July 16 in San Francisco doing whatever people asked me to. Well, almost anything. I was the automated anthropologist, roving the city, performing tasks assigned by people on Twitter. This is my story. (This just in: It turns out that all the photos and videos taken by Maria were lost!)


  1. Anthropologist turns life over to Twitter for a day
  2. That's me, Grant, filming with my iPhone as we went, and, to the left, and Maria, in front.  So we were being stalked.  
  3. Jonathan Bloom was one of the happiest discoveries of the day.  He's is a TV journalist who does he is own investigation, filming, writing, editing and release.  A journalist like Jonathan with an ethnographer like @StevePortigal, the possibilites that are endless.