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Blog Post Archive

Maha Kumbh Journal during the making of “Kalkimanthankatha – Part 2.

Still from Kalkimanthankatha. Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 I think Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” works very well in Kumbh. A post-modern text located in a pre-modern universe. The rupture is generated and almost organic to the film.Show More Summary

Maha Kumbh Journal during the making of “Kalkimanthankatha – Part 1.

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Ashish Avikunthak The early months of 2013 saw one of the largest congregations of mankind in the 21st century transpiring at the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna in the north Indian town of Allahabad. Show More Summary

Infrastructure as Iron Cage

Weber’s metaphor of the iron cage is one of the most famous in all of sociology. It’s certainly stuck with me: I keep a bookmark in my copy of The Protestant Ethic (Talcott Parsons’ translation) at page 181 so I can always turn to the Iron Cage when I need it. Cos, like, you never … Continue reading Infrastructure as Iron Cage ?

Around the Web Digest: Week of January 24th

Happy Monday, dear readers! Don’t forget to send me any links to feature here at rebecca.nelson.jacobs@gmail.com. Incredibly (or not so incredibly, given the power of his name as clickbait), there’s another post this week on the anthropology...Show More Summary

Sapiens: Good (Maybe Great) But Not Transformational (So Far)

Last week marked the launch of Sapiens, a brand new website bankrolled by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. The unveiling is especially welcome to those of us who think about public anthropology, since it will mean the end of Wenner-Gren’s seemingly endless social media campaign announcing that Sapiens will soon be launched. Show More Summary

Freddy’s Hair

A week before historic elections which swept Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) out of power, KMT candidate Lin Yu-fang (???) asked voters not vote for Freddy Lim (???, pictured above), asserting that he has “hair that is longer than a woman’s and is mentally abnormal.”1 Short hair for men in Taiwan was heavily regulated during … Continue reading Freddy’s Hair ?

Material/Digital Authenticity: thoughts on digital 3D models and their material counterparts

Post by Stuart Jeffrey and Siân Jones Media forms are constantly calling into question each other’s ability to represent the authentic, and these remediations raise the possibility of the decay of aura, the loss of authenticity of experience. Show More Summary

Analogue to Digital and Back Again, Part II

By Kathryn Killackey (Killackey Illustration and Design) This post is part of this month’s analog/digital series and the second post­ discussing my work as an archaeological illustrator in relation to analogue and digital media. In the...Show More Summary

Intergenerational Experiential Technologies

Post by Christine Finn, as part of the Analog/Digital series The photo was taken at the dawn of the new year, 2016. It is a snapshot taken at a home in Islington, North London. I was using my old BlackBerry, which I prefer to a touch phone. It captures, albeit in a grainy style, a … Continue reading Intergenerational Experiential Technologies ?

Around the Web Digest: Week of January 17

Greetings from the heart of a city ravaged by Snowzilla! Send me anything that should be included here at rebecca.nelson.jacobs@gmail.com. This Decasia post argues that half-formed, abandoned and unpublished projects represent intellectual...Show More Summary

Analog to Digital and Back Again, Part I

By Kathryn Killackey (Killackey Illustration and Design) I am an archaeological illustrator and in this post, as part of this month’s analog/digital series, I’d like to discuss my work in relation to analogue and digital media. My job...Show More Summary

Farewell, Oona Schmid

No, it’s not the title of a whimsical new Wes Anderson movie, it’s news of changes within the American Anthropological Association’s publishing program. Ed Liebow, the executive director of the AAA (i.e. the big boss) announced in early...Show More Summary

Mixed Exhibits: The best of both worlds?

Post by Laia Pujol-Tost: Archaeology is mostly about materiality. Its epistemological foundation is based on the relationship between humans and the material culture. Some of this objects, will later be displayed in museums to convey interpretations of the past. Show More Summary

The genie is out of the bottle – it’s foolish to think encryption can now be banned

Politicians have turned their sights on encryption once more following terrorist outrages in Paris and San Bernardino, California. A country that once welcomed encryption, France is now considering outlawing it in the wake of the massacre in its capital. Show More Summary

A Tempest in a Digital Teapot

It was hot, but that was not unusual. We woke up at the first call to prayer to be on site at sunrise. I would trudge through the dimly-lit streets of the village, up to the ancient tell, and sit next to my trench until I had enough light to see my paperwork. The cut … Continue reading A Tempest in a Digital Teapot ?

David Bowie, Anthropology, and the Pleasure of Difference

I’m hardly the biggest David Bowie fan in the world, but when I heard he had passed away I knew I the news would make waves in social media. What I didn’t know was how big those waves would be. It was amazing to listen to my friends and colleagues who were old enough to remember … Continue reading David Bowie, Anthropology, and the Pleasure of Difference ?

Listening to Physical Geology. PART 2: The ecopoetics of data, a few lessons from Björk

More drinks. This time in the midst of a madding crowd, soon after returning from Krakatau, with an Icelandic artist known as Shoflifter. She was wearing a remarkable head piece she humorously called a ‘brain catcher’. We were at the...Show More Summary

Listening to Physical Geology. PART 1: Noise, disaster, and plastic thoughts

Over drinks with a seismologist, I recently learned that you can hear the ocean anywhere on the planet. Anywhere. Did you know that? No matter where you are mid-continent, as far as you can imagine from water, the rhythmic pulse of the ocean hitting the shore is present as ambient seismic noise. Show More Summary

Mobile apps and the material world

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Sara Perry.] This is the first in a series of posts, coordinated with Colleen Morgan, on the relations between analog and digital cultures. Over the next month, through the contributions of a variety...Show More Summary

Around the Web: Year in Review 2015

It’s been a big year for Savage Minds, so big that the annual blog review didn’t fit in 2015! (Yes, that’s why it was delayed). This year we celebrated our 10th blogiversary with a panel at the AAAs, an executive director’s award, and a rare in-person gathering, which gave us the chance to reflect on our … Continue reading Around the Web: Year in Review 2015 ?

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