Alexandra Lippman

Alexandra Lippman

2013 Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
2005 B.A. Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College

Alexandra Lippman’s research explores how open intellectual property practices impact value, knowledge production and circulation, and expressive culture. She has taught and researched in science and technology studies, sound studies, and anthropology. Her interest in multisensory ethnography, sound, and methodological experimentation led to her founding the research collaboration, Sound Ethnography Project.

At the ISG, Lippman is researching open access, piracy, and crises in science with Christopher Kelty and Aaron Panofsky.

Selected Publications:
“Humor, Hoaxes, and Software,” in Beyond Publish or Perish: Metrics and the New Ecologies of Academic Misconduct. Mario Biagioli and Alexandra Lippman, Editors. Cambridge: MIT Press, forthcoming.

“Cash,” in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff. Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz, Editors. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 99-116, 2017.

“Cannibalizing Copyright? The Brazilianization of Open Intellectual Property,” Anthropology Today 30(5): 11-14, 2014.

“From Funkification to Pacification: The Emerging Socio-Sonic Landscape of Funk
Carioca,” (with Gregory Scruggs), Norient Academic Online Journal, 2013.

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