Category Archives: Materiality & Agency

Reading About Ontology & Animism in Archaeology

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This is a response paper I wrote recently for my Materiality and Agency course. Response Paper The practical applications of the theory presented in this week’s assigned readings are thoughtful and generally well reasoned and the critique of interpretive archaeological approaches is sound. Viveiros de Castro’s (1998) demonstration of how Amazonian people experience corporeality and […]

A Web Developer’s Reaction to Reading Latour

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I read Bruno Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern and Reassembling the Social last week for class. Here is what it got me thinking about. Computer programming, although commonly thought of as involving mathematics, logic, and science, is in practice a creative process for making digital reproductions of non-digital entities and the practices that involve […]