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Academic Inequality and the Star System

Academic Inequality and the Star System | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.
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Blame and responsibility: An unfolding ethnographic drama [Part one]

Blame and responsibility: An unfolding ethnographic drama [Part one] | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Bree Blakeman. Bree recently submitted her Ph.D. through The Australian National University in Canberra, though you may know her from her more usual online inca...
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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.



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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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Polish couple killed in cliff fall after posing for 'selfies' - Telegraph

Polish couple killed in cliff fall after posing for 'selfies' - Telegraph | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
A couple have fallen to their deaths from a cliff in Portugal, after apparently taking 'selfie' photographs close to the edge
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Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (Inside Technology) [Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, Christina Holmes, Marcos Cueto] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South -- the view of technology as imported magic. They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation
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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

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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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