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For the next meetup we will be reading Think Like an Anthropologist by Matthew Engelke:

What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in short, does it matter? For well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea to suburban England and from China to California, uncovering surprising facts and insights about how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. In the process, anthropology has done more than any other discipline to reveal what culture means--and why it matters. By weaving together examples and theories from around the world, Matthew Engelke provides a lively, accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to anthropology, covering a wide range of classic and contemporary approaches, subjects, and practitioners. Presenting a set of memorable cases, he encourages readers to think deeply about some of the key concepts with which anthropology tries to make sense of the world - from culture and nature to authority and blood. Along the way, he shows why anthropology matters: not only because it helps us understand other cultures and points of view but also because, in the process, it reveals something about ourselves and our own cultures, too.

    Where and when
    Please let us know you are coming and download the details direct to your diary via Eventbrite.
    • The next meeting will be on Monday 6 August 2018 (Please note, our meetups are usually on Tuesdays but we had to shift it for August.)
    • Location: Elabor8 offices on level 13 at 227 Elizabeth Street Sydney, NSW 2000
    • Upon arrival, try the elevators to get to level 13. It may require swipe card access, in which case one of the organisers will be in the lobby to help.
    Eventbrite - UX Book Club Sydney - August 2018

    Get in touch
    We use the UX Book Club Sydney Google group to let you know what we are up to.
    Alternatively, you can chat with us on @UXbookclub_SYD Le Trinh, Kevin Wilkins, Mike Colibraro and Ivy Hornibrook run the group.

    What is it all about?
    Between 25 and 45 people turn up every two months to discuss a book about user experience design. It is a fun, friendly and relaxed event where you can meet other people working in the industry.
    The book is mostly about pure UX but sometimes we have a little fun and read something that relates to design but is not just about design. 

    Depending on how many of us attend, we may split into two or more groups. We have drinks and snacks and talk about the book and the themes in the book. Confession! Not everyone has always read the book, but they will read the summary and come ready to talk about the themes of the book anyway :) There are heaps of digital meetup forums to talk UX - the bookclub is special because we get to meet in person and slow things down a little.