Rachel Shadoan Muses


I am a strange concoction of different things. I am a musician (singer, pianist, harpist, flutist, and drummer). I am an artist. I am a pilot. I am a computer scientist. I am a design ethnographer. And through all of those things, I am a writer.

As a result of me being a strange concoction of different things, this blog is a strange concoction of different things. It will chronicle the process of my work, my musings on my work, and the things in the world that strike me as interesting in relationship to my work. That will encompass many of the areas that I am involved in–though lately, as an MSc student in Design Ethnography, much of it will relate to my life as a design ethnographer.

If you are looking for my less professional (and less generally appropriate) musings, those can be found at Being Shadoan. For more information on why I link to my personal webspace from my professional webspace, please see Online Identity Management, Part II.

One comment on “About

  1. Hong-June Park
    September 12, 2016

    Greetings, Rachel!

    First of all, thank you for sharing your MS Excel-based fieldnotes! Wow. Me and my PhD colleagues at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley would like to express our sincere gratitude for your new method. I am an ethnomusicology PhD candidate. My dissertation focuses on the relationship of music and non-humen primates, and I am about to leave the US for a yearlong fieldwork. Could you by any chance, share with us the Excel templete of your new method? We would be happy to learn from you by trying out your method in our upcoming ethnomusicological researches in Indonesia, Trinidad, and South Korea. Please let us know if you could help us!

    Best wishes,
    Hong-June Park
    PhD Candidate, John L. Simpson Research Fellow
    Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley

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