All posts by David S. Leitner

I am a Social Anthropologist and Ethnographic Consultant, currently based in Berkeley, California. My academic research and consulting have focused on how contemporary notions of the self and social relations interact with the emergence of social networks, networking, new digital technologies and innovation. I have conducted ethnographic and participatory research on social networking in the high-tech cluster around Cambridge, England and I have conducted an ethnographic evaluation of a publicly financed* funding model to encourage the uptake of new digital technologies and increased innovative practices in the arts sector. In the U.S. I have conducted a brief ethnography of co-working and the social aspects of innovation for the Sacramento, CA based Capsity. I have presented my research at academic conferences in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe and I have participated in a performance art project sponsored by the Arts Catalyst in London. I am currently working on two projects. The first is an ethnographic account of tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) communities focusing especially on Dungeons & Dragons. The second is an exploration of the online cultures of Attention Deficit Disorder and the role of new media in the development of ‘neuro-cultures’. See more about me at or or follow me on twitter: @anthroposinsigh

Coming Soon!

Please bear with me as I prepare this site.  In the very near future this will be the home of Anthropos Insights, the official blog of  AnthroposInsights  will discuss a wide range of topics in anthropology, ethnography, culture, innovation, creativity, social networking and the study of social relations.  It will be of interest to academics and entrepreneurs alike.  Anyone with an interest in how science, technology, society, culture and social relations affect our day to day lives will ( I hope) find something of interest every week.

In the meantime, if you would like to know more about my research and experience as an anthropologist or ethnographic consultant then please have a look at my page on

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Anthropos Insight
2321 P Street | Sacramento | CA | 95816 | USA
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Many thanks for your patience,

-David S. Leitner,
Anthropologist and Ethnographic Consultant