Adam Gamwell

Design Anthropologist + Digital Producer
Missing Link Studios

Dr. Adam Gamwell is a Design Anthropologist, or what he likes to call a Design-Centered Human, with international experience in ethnographic and human-centered research, digital production, cultural analysis, social strategy and education.

Drawing on six years of digital production and podcasting, he co-founded and hatched Missing Link Studios, with data ethnographer Astrid Countee. Missing Link is a research and design collaborative that uses social science methods to create strategy, media, and experiences for businesses and organizations. At the Studio, Adam especially enjoys user experience research and producing media like podcasts, sound and websites for social impact-oriented clients.

His work blends science communication, public education, curiosity and wonder with rigorous research to help expand public consciousness, tactical empathy and collective problem solving. He is Host and Executive Producer of This Anthro Life Podcast, based in Boston, MA.

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