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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.