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Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body ...

The Verve, 8 August 2012 Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth… cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his ...
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Occupational Ethnography in the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements | Anthropology-News

Occupational Ethnography in the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements | Anthropology-News | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

On March 18, 2014, several hundred Taiwanese student and civil activists broke into the Legislative Yuan, the parliament of the contested island nation, launching the Sunflower Movement, a protest against the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and aligned business elites’ alleged collusion with authoritarian China to pass a highly controversial trade deal. It took 24 days of occupation and a rally of half a million people to make the KMT capitulate. A coalition of pro-independence and left-wing activists emerged triumphant. Taiwan’s political fate, and with it, China’s territorial ambitions writ large, suddenly became an open question again, as I recently wrote in the Journal of Asian Studies.

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The End of Theorists?

The End of Theorists? | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
We’ve indirectly linked to this before but stumbling across it momentarily reminded me of how good it is: The End of Theorists: The Relevance, Opportunities, and Pitfalls of Theorizing in Sociology Today...
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Preview of Book: Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self-Segregation

Preview of Book: Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self-Segregation | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self-Segregation by Shamim Miah 'Integration' or the supposed lack of it by British Muslims has been a ubiquitous feature in political, media and policy disco...
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Is email one of the last private spaces online? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

Is email one of the last private spaces online? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Someone has been using my email address.

First, she registered it as the recovery address for another account she created, so I was notified about that ...
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Anthropology in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — Space + Anthropology —

Anthropology in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" - Space + Anthropology - Medium
The best episodes with anthro themes in STTNG.
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Anthropologists who like Sci-Fi often list Star Trek as among their favorite television series. In my view some of the finest Anthropology focused episodes can be found in the seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’ve previously looked online for a list of them, and hadn’t found one so I thought I would put one together and offer it up. Granted, almost every episode could be seen as dealing with issues in Anthropology, but these involve the field directly.

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How Digital Anthropology Improves Customer Experience - Genesys Blog

How Digital Anthropology Improves Customer Experience - Genesys Blog | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Understand the dynamics of today's digital customer and learn how to transform your customer experience by better managing customer journeys.
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Sociology and Anthropology Combine Forces for Student-Organized Teach-In on Race - Humanities and Social Sciences - IUP

Sociology and Anthropology Combine Forces for Student-Organized Teach-In on Race - Humanities and Social Sciences - IUP | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Sociology and
Anthropology students and faculty participated in a “Teach-in” on Race on March 23, 2015.
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Finding Meaning with Ethnography (Book Review) User Experience Magazine

Finding Meaning with Ethnography (Book Review) User Experience Magazine | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
User Experience features significant and unique articles dealing with the broad field of user experience.
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Experimental anthropology in the making: a conversation with Andreas Roepstorff | Somatosphere

Andreas Roepstorff is Professor in Anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he is also Director of the Interacting Minds Centre. Since the early 2000s, he has pursued an intensely interdisciplinary and collaborative research-programme at the intersections of anthropology, science and technology studies, and cognitive neuroscience – while also using his ethnographic training to reflect back on this his own methods. Often cited as one of the early figures in what is today called ‘neuroanthropology,’ Andreas’s major research interests circle around forms of cooperation and communication, intersubjectivity and embodiment, ethnographies of knowledge and knowledge-translation, and experimental anthropology. Among his most important publications for social scientists are ‘Enculturing through patterned practices’ (with Jörg Niewöhner and Stefan Beck), ‘Neuroanthropology or simply anthropology’ (with Chris Frith) and ‘Transforming subjects into objectivity: an ethnography of knowledge in a brain-imaging laboratory.’ As part of the series on ‘The Collaborative Turn,’ Des Fitzgerald sat down with Andreas Roepstorff, for a conversation about disciplinarity and collaboration, in Aarhus, Denmark, in late 2014. This is an edited account of their conversation.

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Audiofile: Music and the making of science : A view From the Bridge

Audiofile: Music and the making of science : A view From the Bridge | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

Is music simply a pleasant accompaniment to thought, or a driving force behind it? The third episode ofNature’s new podcast series on science and sound, Audiofile, examines music’s influence on the development of modern science and the foundations of acoustics (as did our essay series). It also suggests a tantalizing link between Galileo’s scientific mindset and his upbringing: his father, Vincenzo, was a lute maker who conducted what some suggest are the first experiments in acoustics. Father might have inspired in son the idea of measuring a physical system and producing a hypothesis from it.

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Pedagogies of Revolt: Translating Egypt in Flux

Pedagogies of Revolt: Translating Egypt in Flux | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
26 March 2015 Salle des thèses Bernard Maris, Espace Deleuze Université Paris 8 - Vincennes-Saint-Denis One of the most remarkable accomplishments of the revolutionary spirit in Egypt since January...

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Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism — Cultural Anthropology

Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism — Cultural Anthropology | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
 What is Gens?

Our title signals a major redefinition of the multilayered historical meanings of the term gens. Gens began as the Roman concept of a family unit descended from a common male ancestor and was scaled up to social distinctions like aristocratic lineage. It was transformed by Lewis Henry Morgan to found the anthropological study of kinship and reveal the “original” matriarchal origins of community (Trautmann 1992; Feeley-Harnik 2002). Friedrich Engels then drew on Morgan to argue that the patriarchal form of gens led to the end of matriarchal systems. Gens is also, of course, the etymological root of gender, genus, genre, generations, and generate. We find this term broadly helpful because it carries a long history of the appropriation of human and non-human life-forces by social forms. Its varied usage inspires reflection on the depictions of these life-forces that in turn contribute to forms of social inequality. Moreover, it specifically refers to a history of contradictions between male authority and female kinship ties that signals the mix of capture and generativity that characterizes all social power. Finally, by adopting this term, we play with the irony that a patriarchal unit provides the root for the word gender even as we found our approach to capitalism on a more liberating (but hidden) ancestry of feminist analyses of gender, kinship, and race, as well as other forms of epistemological insights garnered from the margins.

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The Visionary Thought of Marshall McLuhan, Introduced and Demystified by Tom Wolfe

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Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe: both writers, both astute observers of modern humanity, and both public figures whose work has, over the years, enjoyed high fashionability and endured high unfashionability.
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Fast Writing: Ethnography in the Digital Age

Fast Writing: Ethnography in the Digital Age | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
[Savage Minds is pleased to run this essay by guest author Yarimar Bonilla as part of our Writer’s Workshop Series. Yarimar is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers U...
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State of the art relations: New approaches to the anthropology of art | British Academy Blog

State of the art relations: New approaches to the anthropology of art | British Academy Blog | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

In 2014, the Louvre and the Tate Modern between them received over 12 million visitors. In November of the same year, Christie’s contemporary art sale raised an astonishing $852.9m. 

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Here's Why Companies Are Desperate To Hire Anthropologists

Here's Why Companies Are Desperate To Hire Anthropologists | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Companies live and die by how well they understand their customers. Know who's good at understanding people? Social science.
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All eyes on Cine 13 for Ethnografilm Festival 2015 - International Social Science Council

All eyes on Cine 13 for Ethnografilm Festival 2015 - International Social Science Council | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Kathleen Richardson on the key connections between robotics and anthropology - Routledge Anthropology

Kathleen Richardson on the key connections between robotics and anthropology - Routledge Anthropology | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Kathleen Richardson, author of  An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines, discusses her research including the key connections between robotics and gender, disability,  and autism. 

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Occupy between Surveillance and Transparency

Occupy between Surveillance and Transparency | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
An iPad, fixed by a pair of slippers on the second floor of the Legislative Yuan (the congress of Taiwan), was shooting down the chamber with its lens.
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Power/freedom on the dark web: A digital ethnography of the Dark Web Social Network

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The Social Ontology of Digital Data & Digital Technology, July 8th in London

The Social Ontology of Digital Data & Digital Technology, July 8th in London | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
This innovative conference brings together leading figures from a variety of fields which address issues of digital technology and digital data. We’ve invited speakers with a range of intellectual ...
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Colonial Copies and Ethnographic Conceptualism: Artistic Experiments at the Intersection of Anthropology, History, and Science

Colonial Copies and Ethnographic Conceptualism: Artistic Experiments at the Intersection of Anthropology, History, and Science | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Paul Klee’s framing remarks set three agendas, along which I would like to elaborate this article: 1) artistic creation may originate from a single originating originator, yet it mediates relational situations that go beyond singular authorship; 2)
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The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence

The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Proper quotation: « The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence », Spanda Journal special issue on “Collective Intelligence”, V (2), December 2014, p. 17-25.
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