Tag Archives: Social science

Being a Curious Potential — #AAA2013 Presentation

This is the presentation I gave at the 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago. Turn up on your speakers or headphones because audio is included. Enjoy!

Virtual Communities, Selves and Others

This semester I am taking a course in Digital Anthropology Dr. Josh Reno. We each have to lead discussion and write a short paper on one of the readings. Below is my short paper on one of this week’s readings. The Reading Boellstorff, Tom. 2012. Rethinking Digital Anthropology, in Digital Anthropology. Pp. 39-60. In “Rethinking […]

Ethnographic Analysis – Research Proposal Assignment [Part 2]

I am taking a graduate seminar this semester on ethnographic analysis with Dr. Douglas Holmes. The project for the term is to produce an exploratory research proposal. See part one, the research problem. Research Question & Hypothesis How are iamamiwhoami, Minecraft, and the Curators of Sweden Project situated within a practice of design and the […]

Ethnographic Analysis – Research Proposal Assignment [Part 1]

I am taking a graduate seminar this semester on ethnographic analysis with Dr. Douglas Holmes. The project for the term is to produce an exploratory research proposal. The first assignment was to state the research problem. Here is mine. The Research Problem Today, Sweden has one of the most highly developed social welfare systems in […]

It Isn’t Just About the Falsehood – Follow Up on the Chief Raoni Crying Meme

Well, Internet, I am humbled by your affections. The post I wrote last Sunday about the Crying Chief Raoni meme has gotten 103,000 unique visitors from 197 countries in the last week. For a blog that usually ranges around 50-100 unique visitors a week, that is pretty amazing. Thank You! All of those new readers brought […]

This Image Should NOT be Seen by the Whole World

If your response is either “I shared it and this is not what I meant!” or “The ends justify the means!” then consider this: Follow Up Post Why is Chief Raoni Metuktire of Brazil’s Kayapó tribe crying? According to a popular meme, it is because he received devastating news about the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. THIS IMAGE […]

[Online or Offline?] Part I: Residue of the Past

I really enjoy the YouTube videos hosted by Mike Rugnetta on the PBS Idea Channel. The videos almost always leave me thinking.  This recent video on the online/offline distinction was right up my alley and even had a few blog inspiring moments.

Ugh. Textbooks.

Jason Antrosio has done some really great textbook reviews on his blog, Living Anthropologically. He even reviewed a portion of the textbook I am currently using, Kottak’s Window on Humanity. I highly recommend reading them; he has some great criticisms, particularly in relation to race and human evolution. This blog post probably won’t be as insightful or helpful. But, my […]

Amber Case on Cyborg Anthropology

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Q & A: Whose Identity, Whose Representation?

Louise Pettersson asks… Sounds interesting but I don’t understand what you’re up to except studying swedish identity? As a swedish citizen who have even taken some courses in anthropology and ethnology myself it ‘s always fascinating someome tries to study your “own culture”. I might find it interesting to know if you come up with […]