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Quotations and “Unquotations” in Journalism and Ethnography ...

Quotations and “Unquotations” in Journalism and Ethnography. By daniel.lende. Posted: August 5, 2012. Mark Liberman at LanguageLog has produced some fascinating commentary and analysis surrounding the Jonah Lehrer affair, and the ...
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The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation

The secret is that there is no secret. So sit your butt down and write.
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#Digital #Connectivity, #Inclusion, and #Inequality at the World’s Economic Margins – The Connectivity, Inclusion, and Inequality Group

#Digital #Connectivity, #Inclusion, and #Inequality at the World’s Economic Margins – The Connectivity, Inclusion, and Inequality Group | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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“Rethinking Home” with Citizen Anthropologists | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

“Rethinking Home” with Citizen Anthropologists | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
There is something to be said for having a space that you call home. It grounds you in social and cultural ways. As much as your ...
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The difference between netnography and digital ethnography

The difference between netnography and digital ethnography | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
highlighting different stiles of online ethnography by distinguishing between their specific theoretical, methodological and technical characteristics
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Neuroplasticity: New Clues to Just How Much the Adult Brain Can Change | Talking back, Scientific American Blog Network

Neuroplasticity: New Clues to Just How Much the Adult Brain Can Change | Talking back, Scientific American Blog Network | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Popular neuroscience books have made much in recent years of the possibility that the adult brain is capable of restoring lost function or even enhancing cognition ...
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Academia and the people without jobs — Medium

Academia and the people without jobs — Medium | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

They are academia’s others. The ones who aren’t working as deans, provosts, and department chairs. They are the adjuncts, the lecturers, the people who work at Home Depot or spend their nights as waiters and waitresses. They ended up switching careers, starting all over, or worse. 

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Scientists Translate #Chimpanzee and #Bonobo Gestures That Resemble #Human

Scientists Translate #Chimpanzee and #Bonobo Gestures That Resemble #Human | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Scientists have described the communications of chimpanzees and bonobos in new and unsurpassed detail, offering a lexicon for our closest living relatives and even a glimpse into the origins of human language. "We have the closest thing to human language that you can see in nature," said cognitive biologist Richard Byrne.
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Contextualizing the Discourse of Unaccompanied Minors

Contextualizing the Discourse of Unaccompanied Minors | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Facebook and Engineering the Public

Facebook and Engineering the Public | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
It’s not what’s published (or not), but what’s done
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The Facebook Emotion Study in a Broader Context

The Facebook Emotion Study in a Broader Context | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Another PNAS paper is inciting some controversy, specifically over whether the experimental manipulation involved was ethical. I think there are some legiti
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A Path to Understanding the Effects of Algorithm Awareness

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TransHACKfeminist!camp/Call for Proposals Anarcha Server & Gynepunk technologies antipatriarcal autonomous server

1.- ANARCHA SERVER: Antipatriarchal Autonomous ServerTogether we will build an anti-patriarchal autonomous server, a tool that we hope to build collectively.How?During the week we will:-   Organize assemblies;-   Debate and work in groups to answer our needs when working in a network (web hosting, domains, censorship, autonomy, technological self-management, mail servers);-   Generate a continuity strategy (including: collective management, network servers, set up other servers in different sites);-   Workshops on how to use computer terminals (beginners to advanced);-   Workshop on how to install and configure a server;-   Use the server;-   Install and configure websites;-   Focus on security, privacy and autonomy;-   Communication tools and server organization.Based on participants’ needs spontaneous workshops will be organized.2.- GYNEPUNK BIOlabTogether we will explore a Do-it-with-others (DIWO) BiolabWhy Anarcha? Looking backward and forward in the history of gynecologyHow?During the week we will:-   Presente on the Anarcha Gland and Biolab Gynepunk project;-   Discuss the possibilities to self-managed hormones synthesis;-  Organise workshops Howto create a Biolab (Basic materials): DIY microscope, the Del Em and other gynecologist technologies, among others. If you want to PROPOSE a workshop, talk or any other kind of activitiesto reflect the essence of the two aforementioned issues, please do so by the DEADLINE: July 8: Calafou 3rd anniversary! The Camp will end with a Cabaret dedicated to Trans-futuristic CyborgsExcited? Do you want to join? If so complete the following forms and voilà!!Please complete the registration form above! We need confirmation to: - Provide comfortable hosting (sleeping space).- Food for everyone and every necessity
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FREE BUSINESS REPOR The Internet of Things MIT Technology Review

FREE BUSINESS REPOR The Internet of Things  MIT Technology Review | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Anthropologists Will Consider Israeli-Palestinian Conflict @insidehighered

Anthropologists Will Consider Israeli-Palestinian Conflict @insidehighered | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

The American Anthropological Association is the latest disciplinary association to decide to consider the role it should play in discussing and/or taking a stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The association's president is announcing to members that leaders of the group want to promote "a conversation" about these issues, particularly given the expertise of many anthropologists in the Middle East. Monica Heller, the president, also noted in a letter to members in the forthcoming Anthropology News that she was aware that such discussions in other disciplinary associations have been "divisive," and that anthropologists should be able to have a "respectful exchange" on the topic. There will be a special forum at the association's annual meeting in December, and perhaps special sessions. The association is also considering the appointment of a task force. Heller's letter stresses that while association leaders are not preempting moves by others to take various steps, the association is not at this time taking a stand on a boycott of Israel.

Heller's letter is based on a larger article she wrote with other AAA leaders that appeared in an earlier issue of Anthropology News.



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/07/18/anthropologists-will-consider-israeli-palestinian-conflict#ixzz38TXRNTdK 
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The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future | Science | WIRED

The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future | Science | WIRED | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI is raising new ethical quandaries and challenging legal codes that were created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine. Last week, roboticists, legal scholars, and other experts met at the University of California, Berkeley law school to talk through some of the social, moral, and legal hazards that are likely to arise as that line starts to blur.
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Are Black Americans More Aware of Race Than Black Caribbeans?

Are Black Americans More Aware of Race Than Black Caribbeans? | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.
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How are our brains changing in the Modern Era?

How are our brains changing in the Modern Era? | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Our brains are changing size and we are getting stupider?   It’s enough to give you a brain-ache. Do any search on the human brain today and there is a lot of contradictory information about w...
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Far Afield: French #Anthropology Between Science and Literature, by Vincent Debaene

Far Afield: French #Anthropology Between Science and Literature, by Vincent Debaene | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Jeremy MacClancy on the evolving relations between two complementary disciplines in France in the first half of the 20th century
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Timeline of #human#origins revised: New synthesis of research links changing environment with #Homo's #evolutionary #adaptability

Timeline of #human#origins revised: New synthesis of research links changing environment with #Homo's #evolutionary #adaptability | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these characteristics for decades, they are reconsidering the true evolutionary factors that drove them.
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Nicholas Wade and His Determinist Genes - Race, History, and Human Variation

Nicholas Wade and His Determinist Genes - Race, History, and Human Variation | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The subtitle of Nicholas Wade’s new book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History, is transparent. In combining genes, race, and human hi
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The amazing emotional intelligence of our primate cousins

The amazing emotional intelligence of our primate cousins | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Gorillas cooperating to dismantle poachers's snares, altruistic, food sharing chimpanzees, grieving lemurs performing death rituals ... Danielle Radin finds an extraordinary emotional depth and capacity for empathy in our fellow primates.
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Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks

Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Towards an Anthropology of Location-Based Recommendation and Search

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Higher education for Africa — the debate

Higher education for Africa — the debate | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Join our live debate this Monday on how higher education in Africa should change, to drive inclusive development.
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Argue with people, not abstractions

Argue with people, not abstractions | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
It is the simplest thing in the world to do, but so often we fail to do it: argue with actual people, not abstractions. And yet when we end up taking issue with an idea, a concept, a school, or a t...
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