University of Vienna doctoral candidate researching for thesis work

Philipp Budka is visiting Sioux Lookout to learn about the possibilities of conducting his doctoral thesis and research about the Kuhkenah Network and the online MyKnet.Org community. Philipp describes himself as "a social anthropologist from Vienna, Austria" on his web site.

During this past week (July 7 to 16), Philipp sent time meeting with members of the K-Net team and various people who know about the work completed to support the development of K-Net and MyKnet.Org. He spent one day visiting the three communities in Lac Seul First Nation ( to learn about their network connections and attended the pow-wow in Wauzhusk Onigum First Nation.( over the weekend.

From Philipp's web site at

Beside providing resources about the anthropology of cyberculture, this website focuses on the use of information and communication technologies by indigenous groups, organisations and networks.

Arranged and maintained by Philipp Budka, a social anthropologist from Vienna, Austria, this site gives an overview on his work and education.

More private as well as professional activities are documented in Philipp Budka's blog (in German but with lots of pictures).

Philipp Budka can be contacted via e-mail: