Each interview takes approximately one hour, though participants vary and are encouraged to answer only what they wish.
While I encourage all interviewees to speak to what comes to mind or what they would like to be used for the project, I use a standard list of questions to start the conversation and inspire thought. Standard questions are also important to achieving a cohesive narrative as well as good practice in comparative ethnography.
Technology is defined in this project as any machinery or equipment developed by the application of scientific knowledge, and includes the car, television, radio, space travel, computers, etc.
- What is your full name?
- What is your current address (so I can send you a Thank You letter)?
- When were you born?
- Where were you born? At home?
- Where have you lived?
- Are you in school? College? Working?
- Do you have tech / internet at home? School?
- Do you own a computer or smartphone? At what age(s) did you receive them?
- How / for what do you use your tech?
- What do you hear from your elders (Millennials and older) about tech?
- How has technology changed in your lifetime?
- How do you think technology is affecting your life now?
- How do you think your life will change because of tech in the years / decades to come?
- Anything else you wish people would know?