The smART socIal media eCOsystem in a blockchaiN Federated environment (ARTICONF) project


This project looks at developing Decentralised Social Media tools based on Block Chain technology using 4 case studies- car sharing, smart energy, video reviews and smart energy

Core Methods

I use a range of digital tools and platforms as part of a qualitative methodological approach- digital diaries, digital ethnographies and visual methods.

Methodological Challenges and Questions

One particular challenge is working with an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and software engineers- finding common methodological ground and common language to describe what we do is an interesting and provocative part of the research.


Padlet for respondents to keep and share multimedia online diaries.

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Kate Orton-Johnson