Sarah Pink is a Professor of Design and Media Ethnography at RMIT University, Australia, and the author or co-editor of several books about digital ethnography. To approach this area, we get Sarah’s help with some conceptual groundwork about the methods, values, and history of ethnography, and its relation to neighbouring fields such as anthropology or cultural geography. But the conversation focusses on digital ethnography: Information technology changes not only the methods of ethnography by providing tools or modes of expression, but also raises new questions by changing notions of embodiment, geographic place, and social relation, all of which are central themes for ethnographers. We also talk about how an field that largely eschews prediction and hypothesis can reason about future technology such as self-driving cars. Sarah’s book is Pink et al., Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice, SAGE Publications, 2016.
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TEDxAuckland 2009, Michael Henderson on Corporate Anthropology. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/ExploreAustralia From the rugged Outback to the glittering Southern Ocean, South Australia is known for its wildlife, food, wine and beauty. South Australia is vast, spanning nearly half a million square miles. With a population of around one point six million people, that’s just four people per square mile. Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest, and home to a remarkable range of wildlife. With over 800 native species of plants and rare sights like the endangered glossy black cockatoo, Kangaroo Island is typified by unspoiled wilderness and a magnificent selection of flora and fauna, including the kangaroos that give it its name. Just over a thousand sea lions live and breed in the Seal Bay Conservation Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kangaroo Island. Marine life thrives all across the shores of South Australia. The state’s coastline stretches for more than 3,000 miles, and after a flight of just 40 minutes from Adelaide the mighty Eyre Peninsula awaits. Baird Bay is a small fishing village situated on the west of the peninsula. Snorkelling here isn’t a typical experience, as the the coastal waters are home to Australian sea lions and pods of dolphins. Adelaide, the state capital city, was founded in 1836 as a planned, freely settled colony. It was a place where immigrants could settle free from religious persecution. Nowadays the city remains a vibrant, bustling cultural centre, home to thriving markets, a lively night scene and dozens of festivals a year. From Adelaide’s beautiful architecture to a wealth of museums detailing its immigrant settlers, Adelaide does not shy away from its multicultural history. For example, the South Australian Museum houses the largest collection of Aboriginal ethnographic material in the world. Climbing away from the coast and the bustle of the city are the quiet, rural hills of the Barossa Valley. The Barossa is world-renowned for its red wine, and over 150 wineries lie within an hour’s drive from Adelaide. But the Barossa is not only home to wine. It’s one of the world’s top culinary destinations. The vibrancy of South Australia doesn’t end in Barossa. Follow the Stuart Highway north, beyond the hills and the vineyards of the Clare Valley to where green turns to red and the Outback begins. For many the jewel in the crown of this region is the dramatic stretch of rock known fondly as the ‘Organ Pipes’. Gawler Range. Enormous, solid volcanic rhyolite is stacked in the cliff face here, ranging in size from stony grinning teeth to the elongated pillars that remind so many people of magnificent organs. The rugged landscape of the Flinders Ranges epitomises the romanticism of outback Australia: big skies, incredible sunsets, and sun-baked desert as far as the eye can see. In the summer it’s a hot, dry landscape. It might seem daunting at first, but look a bit closer and you’ll find the place teeming with life. The Flinders Ranges have also been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. Aborigines have walked in these hills since long before European settlers arrived, using the plants and the rocks for food and creating art. The Flinders Ranges are now home to numerous towns and villages scattered along the highway. The area is accessible as a destination for hiking, cycling, camping and wildlife watching, giving visitors a taste of the iconic outback. Rawnsley Park Station is a working farm that has managed to find a way to blend sheep farming and tourism. The owners provide scenic flights over the spectacular geological formation, Wilpena Pound. Wilpena Pound is an ancient valley floor amidst mountains that have been eroded over hundreds of millions of years. Its golden walls are formed of highly resistant quartzite and sandstone. The area is protected from mining and most human impact other than tourism. Nowadays, 4x4s can be seen roaming along the ridgetops that command spectacular views of the timeless landscape. Life can nevertheless be found all over the northern reaches of South Australia. The emu is a large, flightless bird, endemic to Australia and a close relation of the ostrich. Its long legs allow it to reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour. It has become an iconic image of Australia. Continuing up the spine of the country, we reach the northern regions of South Australia. This is opal mining country, and the Painted Desert may seem barren, but can be extremely lucrative for those willing to work. The town of Coober Pedy is the opal mining capital of the world, known for the way its people live underground in dugouts to escape the fierce desert heat. We’ve travelled from the crystal waters of the Southern Ocean to the dry beauty of the outback, covering one of the most magnificent states in Australia. The Explorers’ Way crosses the state border, slicing the country in half as it continues into the Northern Territory.
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Halmstad Collquium: Data Ethnographies and Digital Futures: contingency and improvisation in a quantified world by Sarah Pink, Professor and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University, Australia Halmstad Colloquium – Halmstad University, School of Information Technology's distinguished speaker series.
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We are proud to announce the 6th edition of the annual event WHY THE WORLD NEEDS ANTHROPOLOGISTS a symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology beyond traditional academia. This year’s edition, entitled Designing the Future, focuses on design anthropology, its methods, practical applications, and its potential for framing the future of humanity around the world. https://www.applied-anthropology.com/
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Welcome to RAC-Germany® More information: http://www.rac-germany.com Challenge: After a brief period of operation, the standard end-gate hinges of the Sugar Cane Trailer created severe damage to the end-gate hinges, the end-gate and the trailer itself. This damage was caused by uncontrolled closing movements of the end-gate, during off-loading the trailer. RAC Solution: RAC company designed and installed a hydraulic damping system that greatly reduced the opening and closing motion of the end gate. This, in turn, eliminated the damage that was occurring to the Sugar Cane Trailer's rear end-gate sealing area and the end-gate itself. RAC's simple, fast, and cost effective solution helped our client to be more profitable again by prolonging life and functioning of their equipment, which was greatly appreciated. What our clients say: "Another problem solved by RAC Company's commitment to solving any and all problems for their clients, no matter how big or small they are". The success of our work was only made possible by our client's cooperation. That's why we would like to express our sincere thanks to the responsible staff of our client, who gave us kind and strong support at any time. ************************ Welcome to RAC-Germany® Manufacturer of custom-made truck superstructures, heavy duty, semi-trailer and low bed trailer for on- and off-road application. Imprint: https://www.rac-germany.com/contact/imprint.html Data Protection: https://www.rac-germany.com/contact/imprint/disclaimer_data_protection_legal_information.html Publisher: RAC-Germany® Ralf Clobes e. Kfm. Erich-Heckel-Ring 6 D-36041 Fulda / Germany Phone: + 49 (0) 661 60 60 82 Fax: + 49 (0) 661 60 60 83 [email protected] www.rac-germany.com Registry court: Community of Fulda, Germany Registered in the Commercial Register in Fulda, Register Number: 55 HRA 1451 VAT Number as laid down in § 27a of the Law on Turnover Tax (VAT): DE 182 448 795 Supply of genuine spare parts for heavy trucks and construction and agricultural machinery. Engineering, planning and production of custom-built and heavy duty tank trucks, semi-trailers and lowboys for construction sites, mines, agricultural plantations and oil field operation: Vacuum tank trucks (Vac trucks), water and fuel tank trucks, workshop and lubrication trucks (lube trucks), low-bed trailer, agricultural trailer, rear tipping semi-trailer . . .
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From the Film Australia Collection. Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1965. Directed by Henry Lewes. A picture of life in the West Australian capital of Perth in the mid 1960s. The social, business, sporting and other activities of an average Australian family in Perth are told through the eyes of the local newspapers. The Life In Australia series portrays Australian cities and rural centres as happy, lively places where good homes, abundant jobs, schools, hospitals and amenities provide the foundation for a relaxed lifestyle where sport, shopping, religion and even art combine to create a homogenous and prosperous society. If you have any information about the people or places in this film we would love to hear your comments.
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Professor Marcia Langton, chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, has used her address at the Melbourne Writer's Festival to call for the abolition of the race provision in the Constitution. She told NITV News reporter Nancia Guivarra the provision has created laws based on race rather than on need.
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Purchase - http://www.der.org/films/demolition.html Demolition (Chaiqian) is a portrait of urban space, migrant labor, and ephemeral relationships in the center of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in western China. Attending first to the formal dimensions of the transforming worksite - including the demands of physical labor and the relationship between human and machine - the film shifts focus to the social dynamics of a group of thirty men and women who have come from the countryside to work in this ever-changing urban landscape. In exploring the various banal yet striking interactions between these members of China's "floating population," the city's residents, and the filmmaker, Demolition simultaneously expresses and resists the fleeting nature of urban experience.
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This incredible 13 minute video reveals the true story of the treatment of the indigenous people of Australia, from the lips of one of their elders. Filmed at Bentley, NSW, where tribal elders have joined with people from all walks of life to protect the land from CSG mining.
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ABOUT THE SEMINAR In this seminar, I will give an overview of my technology-based, interdisciplinary research across transition points in the human lifespan – emerging adulthood, becoming a parent, retiring, death and bereavement. I will focus in on my recent work in devising a framework for digital memorials. The framework is grounded in examples of current memorialization practice, and situated within a contextual understanding of memorials as an emergent digital phenomenon within a networked society. It has recently been tested through the creation of a bespoke digital memorial for a bereaved parent, which led to the creation of a hybrid digital-physical artefact through a participatory design process. In detailing the framework, I will highlight features of the design space that can be exploited in the development of bespoke memorial technologies, and identify potential areas of future interest that this framework brings to the fore, such as HCI’s engagement with critical concepts of the postself and temporality. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Dr Wendy Moncur is a Reader in Socio-Digital Interaction at the University of Dundee. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, and a Key Technology Partner at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Intrinsically interdisciplinary, yet grounded in Computing, Wendy’s research program focuses on the design of technology to support being human in a Digital Age. Wendy is Principal Investigator on the EPSRC-funded Charting the Digital Lifespan, which unites internationally leading researchers at five UK institutions across the social and computer sciences. The research program investigates how the digital is woven into the fabric of people’s lives across three life transition points – emerging adulthood, becoming a parent, retiring - both now and in a future where citizens have lived entirely in a Digital Age. The research is conducted through ethnographic and design studies, facilitated through novel social data mining technology. Concurrently, Wendy holds an EPSRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Digital Inheritance. This research explores the bequest, inheritance and repurposing of personal data (such as emails, photos and social network site interactions) in the context of the death of technology users. She is actively involved in public engagement as an invited speaker at a range of venues, including the Edinburgh Turing Festival 2012, the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2013 and the Royal Society. Her research has also informed policy-making – e.g. through provision of written evidence to the 2014 UK Commons Committee on Social Media Data and Real Time Analytics. URLs FOR PRESENTER Websites: http://bit.ly/1kQx2zH http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/staff/wendymoncur/ Twitter @wendymoncur
Purchase: http://www.der.org/films/first-contact.html This is the classic film of cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released over 20 years ago. When Columbus and Cortez ventured into the New World there was no camera to record the drama of this first encounter. But, in 1930, when the Leahy brothers penetrated the interior of New Guinea in search of gold, they carried a movie camera. Thus they captured on film their unexpected confrontation with thousands of Stone Age people who had no concept of human life beyond their valleys. This amazing footage forms the basis of FIRST CONTACT. Yet there is more to this extraordinary film than the footage that was recovered. Fifty years later some of the participants are still alive and vividly recall their unique experience. The Papuans tell how they thought the white men were their ancestors, bleached by the sun and returned from the dead. They were amazed at the artifacts of 20th century life such as tin cans, phonographs and airplanes. When shown their younger, innocent selves in the found footage, they recall the darker side of their relationship with these mysterious beings with devastating weapons. Australian Dan Leahy describes his fear at being outnumbered by primitive looking people with whom he could not speak. He felt he had to dominate them for his own survival and to continue his quest for gold. FIRST CONTACT is one of those rare films that holds an audience spell-bound. Humor and pathos are combined in this classic story of colonialism, told by the people who were there.
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CARAVAN TRIP 2007 Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2200 km north of Perth. The year round population is approximately 14,000, growing to around 30,000 during the tourist season. Broome International Airport provides transport to several regional and domestic towns and cities. History The first European to visit Broome was William Dampier in 1688 and again in 1699. Many of the coastal features of the area are named by him. In 1879, Charles Harper suggested that the pearling industry could be served by a port closer to the pearling grounds and that Roebuck Bay would be suitable. In 1883, John Forrest selected the site for the town, and it was named after the Governor of Western Australia, Sir Frederick Broome. In 1889, a telegraph undersea cable was laid from Broome to Singapore, connecting to England. Hence the name Cable Beach given to the landfall site. Location of BroomeThe town has an interesting history based around the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry, starting with the harvesting of oysters for mother of pearl in the 1880s to the current major cultured pearl farming enterprises. The riches from the pearl beds did not come cheap, and the town's Japanese cemetery is the resting place of more than 900 Japanese divers who lost their lives working in the industry. Many were lost at sea and the exact number of deaths is unknown. The Japanese were only one of the major ethnic groups who flocked to Broome to work on the luggers or the shore based activities supporting the harvesting of oysters from the waters around Broome. They were specialist divers and, despite political pressure to expel them in support of the White Australia Policy, became an indispensable part of the industry until World War II. Broome was attacked by Japanese aircraft on March 3, 1942. The air raid killed at least 88 people. Following the end of the war in 1945, the town and its pearling industry gradually recovered from the disruptions of wartime. The West Australian mining boom of the 1960s, as well as the growth of the tourism industry, also helped Broome develop and diversify. Broome is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. DON PUGH
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Неандертальцы и огниво. Хотя первые протоспички или зажигательные палочки упоминаются ещё с XIII века в Китае, первые спички были сделаны французским химиком Жаном Шанселем в 1805 году. А в современном мире, с каждым поколением всё меньше людей знакомы с огнивом, состоящим из кремня, кресала и трута или воспламеняющегося от искр материала. Но как наши предки до зажигалок и спичек добывали огонь? Не углубляясь более древние времена, когда огонь научились использовать, хранить и добывать при помощи трения, начиная с железного века и до повсеместного производства спичек, в быту для извлечения искр применялся ударный способ с использованием кремня и металла. Однако до появления металла, в разных уголках планеты, скотоводы и охотники-собиратели использовали дисульфид железа (FeS2), который в природе встречается в виде минералов пирита и марказита. Учёные демонстрируют первые достоверные доказательства регулярного использования огнива, для зажигания огня неандертальцами в Европе, на территории современной Франции и Нидерландов, около 50 тыс. лет назад. Для этого были проанализированы инструменты из слоёв верхнего палеолита, преимущественно мустье в ашельской традиции, как раз из периода последней ледниковой эпохи. А для получения сравнительного материала, учёные при помощи экспериментальной археологии изготавливали реплики каменных инструментов и пробовали добывать огонь с их помощью, чтобы изучить следы на камне после этих манипуляций. On research: Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands A. C. Sorensen & M. Soressi INRAP, GSO, Bègles, France E. Claud UMR 5199 PACEA, Université de Bordeaux, Pessac, France E. Claud doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28342-9 (CC BY 4.0) #наука #антропология #история #археология #факты #эволюция Поддержать канал: https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12102350 (больше сведений в описании канала)
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Different as they may be in other respects—sources of data, research tools, academic training—what the fields of archaeology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) do have in common is at the core of their respective enterprises—the study of intelligent beings without benefit of firsthand observation. Archaeological analysis is conducted without direct contact with living beings, with few if any written communications to aid the study; and it is accomplished by constructing bridging arguments that span great distances of time, space, culture, and, in the case of our hominid ancestors, biology. While we can imagine other kinds of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence, these basic but important features of archaeology likely apply to SETI, too—at least for the time being. To the extent that approaches in archaeology uncover evidence of intelligence as a phenomenon per se, and not of humanness specifically, some insights from this discipline could be transferable to SETI.Uncovering evidence of human activity in the past is of course the primary goal of archaeology, but doing so often means inferring intelligence or some aspect of it, such as agency, purpose, design, choice, the expression of meaning, or the ability to communicate. Archaeological work can help to reveal one or another of these aspects of intelligence and, perhaps, not just human agency but agency itself. There may thus be some hope of generalizing, and these approaches may provide a basis for the development of analogous approaches in SETI.In this paper I offer a series of archaeological vignettes that illustrate some of the more promising avenues to explore and a few of the issues that may be faced. My examples are at a broad level and more in the manner of “lessons learned” than prescriptive advice. First, I consider briefly an instance in which archaeology may seem to have failed on its own terms. This is not very comforting for those of us who want to use archaeology in the service of SETI. But I also suggest a way out. My second vignette considers the equally troubling issue of ethnographic analogy. Protests to the contrary notwithstanding, I believe archaeology cannot be done at all without drawing analogies to known living human groups. This notion, too, would seem to make the relevance of archaeological approaches to SETI a very great stretch indeed—but, again, I don’t think this makes it impossible. The next vignettes, which explore the importance of intellectual context, physical context, expectations for a solid scientific argument, and the implications of symbolism for understanding communications, will perhaps help to close on a more optimistic note.
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Jeffrey says, "My technical career has traversed petroleum research, astronomy, optical sciences, anthropology and archaeology, so I have had a diverse technical career that has provided me with a very broad base to provide expert information on a wide field of study"
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We're in Northern Queensland’s Gulf country talking to anthropologist Richard Martin about his work here with indigenous and non-indigenous people, land rights, development and how things are changing in regional and remote Australia. Want to know more? Register on edX now: http://goo.gl/kw88f5
2018 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception Randall White, Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University The earliest evidence of artwork made by modern humans, Aurignacian art, was created more than 35,000 years ago and has been found in French, German, and Romanian archaeological sites. Randall White will discuss the rich corpus of Aurignacian painting, engraving, bas-relief sculpture, musical instruments, and personal ornamentation that was studied before World War I in southwest France, along with recent discoveries from classic Aurignacian sites. He will also highlight how the combined study of archives, long-forgotten museum collections—and even back dirt (excavated material)—is contributingnew discoveries and contextual data about early Eurasian expressive culture. Recorded: March 20, 2018
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We’re in the Atacama desert in Chile, the most arid place in the world, with Sally Babidge talking about her research on mining and water and what role water plays in the lives of local indigenous people. Want to know more? Register on edX now: http://goo.gl/kw88f5 Interviewer: Gerhard Hoffstaedter Interviewee: Sally Babidge
Lead Presenter: Irwin Epstein, Ph.D., Helen Rehr Professor of Applied Social Work Research, Hunter College.
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Feature documentary. HD / 101´ / Spain / 2014 Awards: Best Documentary Film. Festival Cine Español de Nantes (France) Best Film. New Waves-Non Fiction Seville European Film Festival Best Documentary. Festival Cine Espagnol Nantes Best Documentary Film. Festival de la Memoria (Morelos, Mexico) Special Jury Mention. BAFICI¨s Human Rights Competition Spanish with english subtitles Synopsis: While international markets harassed their Spanish debtors and the Rajoy government introduced brutal social cuts, Spain’s miners organised strikes, mass protest marches and stay-downs to fight for their jobs. Across Spain and internationally, the miners’ traditional methods of struggle and organisation won the sympathy and admiration of workers who backed their battle for employment and communities. But nothing is as before, not even the representatives of the last working class movement.
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Nick Seaver on Captivating Algorithms: Recommender Systems as Traps: Kate Crawford has suggested that critics of algorithms suffer from a “metaphor gap” in trying to make sense of how algorithmic systems work. In this conversational provocation, Nick Seaver will argue that we can usefully think of recommendation algorithms as a kind of trap, engineered to captivate users. By understanding algorithms as traps and their purpose as captivation, we can draw interpretive resources from the anthropology of animal traps. This provides us with techniques for “reading” traps and understanding their positions vis-à-vis “predators” and “prey,” and it highlights the importance of an “ethics of captivation” for algorithmic systems. Databites are Data & Society’s weekly lunch conversations focused on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to our community. To request an invitation, please email events at data society dot net. Intro and outro music tracks by Podington Bear: The Sound of Picture Production Library (soundofpicture.com).
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A classic (old) documentary which looks at the traditional lifestyle of a hunter gatherer society - the Mbuti Pygmies. Deep in the Itiri Rainforest (Congo), Sangoo and his fellow villagers live a life untouched by outside influences - a life as close to the earliest humans as possible.
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Micheal Linklater, Program Coordinator for White Buffalo Youth Lodge
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RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, the global leader in permission-based digital data collection...powering business insights for its clients – connecting companies to consumers. To find out much more about Research Now and its capabilities, please visithttp://bit.do/researchnow Today on RBDR: 1) Does changing market research departments to Decision Insights make sense? A look back at what happened at P&G when the Market Research department became Consumer Market Knowledge 2) Millward Brown acquires InsightExpress to accelerate it cross-platform advertising effectiveness work.
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Please note: Unfortunately, due to audio equipment failure the sound quality is compromised in parts of this recording. Abstract : One might be forgiven the mild joke that Australian Aboriginal cultures are not existentialist. In an obvious way, this is marked by the usual absence of the verb ‘to be’. Being is not the question, making Hamlet’s speech very difficult to translate. Belonging is far more important, and this is often marked by a comitative suffix, like –tjara, meaning ‘having’ or ‘with’. Early French sociologist Gabriel Tarde would have been interested in that difference, as elaborated by Bruno Latour: The verb “to be” cannot capture the grid. In his last book, Psychologie économique (1902), Gabriel Tarde… set us on the right path: everything changes if we agree to choose the verb “to have.” From the verb “to be,” Tarde says, we cannot draw anything interesting that would involve interests, except identity with the self, the “easy way out” of substance; but from the verb “to have,” we could get a whole alternative philosophy, for the good reason that avidity (unlike identity) defines in reversible fashion the being that possesses and the being that is possessed. There is no better definition of any existent whatsoever beyond this list of the other beings through which it must, it can, it seeks to pass… In this sense, we are altered, alienated. It is as though, here again, a philosophy of identity and essence—of being-as-being—had played a trick on us by concealing the avidity, the pleasure, the passion, the concupiscence, the hook, of having and had. This philosophy would have forced us never to confess our attachment to the things capable of giving us properties that we didn’t know we had. (Latour, Modes of Existence, 424-5) Describing ontologies, modes of existence, in terms of their ‘avidities’ or ‘attachments’ could be very useful for ethnography, as units of social organisation, institutions, are busily keeping themselves alive by grabbing new attachments or shedding toxic ones. This dynamic—what it ‘has’ going for it—is as proper to an institution as its formal codification of what it ‘is’. One could even say that its truth is in its persistence, as we might study “the various ways in which the central institutions of our cultures produce truth” (Latour, The Making of Law, ix.). This dynamic is crucial to my study of the Goolarabooloo people of NW Australia, whose world (composed of various institutions) is struggling to persist in the face of the aggression of multinational mining companies and the modernisation program of the State (also composed of various institutions). I want to describe how this group of about 100 people generated enough attachment to their cause to be able to interrupt the assemblage of modern institutions and call a halt to the mining plan. Activism, by definition, is the interruption of the usual organisational scripts. But for my ethnographic method, it is something I have found to be a risk factor, a deflection, a mistake, a breakdown, across a number of modes of organisation: I start filming a documentary (Sunset Ethnography, dir. Aaron Burton) with anthropologist Mick Taussig on Goolarabooloo land, only to find I have made a fieldwork blunder: I forgot to ask permission, and the matriarch Teresa sends someone over to interrupt us. It is through such interruptions that one gets a heightened sense of the real, and what is at stake for participants. These are moments when the normal order seems to break down, and the workings of the system become visible. As Taussig would say, the system is always ‘nervous’ anyway. Or the citizen scientists interrupt the environmental scientists working for the mining company with real data about turtle nesting. Or the State premier makes a political blunder that loses him votes… I want to analyse persistence as belonging, and interruption as tactics that reconfigure attachments. The stakes are high, since worlds and ways of living in them are under threat. Existence, of course, is precarious, but never more so than when it is conceived of as being without attachments or belonging. About Stephen Muecke : Stephen Muecke is Professor of Ethnography at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where he is part of the Environmental Humanities program. He has written extensively on Indigenous Australia, especially in the Kimberley, and on the Indian Ocean. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. A forthcoming book is The Mother’s Day Protest and other Fictocritical Essays, Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016. More of his work can be found at https://unsw.academia.edu/StephenMuecke
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We chat to Philippe Bourgois from the University of Pennsylvania about his academic history, his vision of anthropology and his devotion to writing about and making sense of structural violence, addiction and homelessness. Want to know more? Register on edX now: http://goo.gl/kw88f5 Interviewer: Gerhard Hoffstaedter and Fern Thompsett Interviewee: Philippe Bourgois
This symposium considers discourse on contemporary issues of design practice in two parts: the external pressures of economic, environmental, and political systems, and internal forces of tools, techniques, and strategies for design. Addressing the multifaceted nature of the profession, we will explore themes for the design of practice, such as work and labor, tools and technology, and ethics and agency. The symposium highlights potential avenues for the growth and constitution of practice, as well as the issues currently at stake within the profession. The following discussions confront pressing questions regarding the shifting responsibilities of design practice, and the future of practice itself. This symposium is generously sponsored by the Carl M. Sapers Ethics in Practice Fund, and co-hosted by the GSD Practice Platform and the Department of Architecture. Panelists: Aaron Cayer, Neena Verma, Jesse Keenan, Alison Brooks, Eduard Sancho Pou, Sawako Kaijima, Randy Deutsch, Robert Pietrusko Moderators: Mark Lee, Grace La
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Jeff Titon defines applied ethnomusicology as ethnomusicology put to practical use in a community for a social improvement, a cultural good, an economic advantage, a musical benefit or a combination of these. After defining applied ethnomusicology and offering some examples, Titon traces its history and suggests why the founding generation of the Society for Ethnomusicology held applied ethnomusicology in low regard, and why and how a new generation of ethnomusicologists, beginning in the 1980s, practiced applied work and gradually turned opinions around. Speaker Biography: Jeff Titon is co-editor of "The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology." For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=8477
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Economists have neglected the civil wars and disasters that have plagued much of the developing world for too long. This changed with the emergence of humanitarian economics as a field of study and practice. This field offers an economic and political economy lens through which to grapple with important questions such as: How combatants, civilians, and aid workers interact How protracted refugee crises evolve How to improve humanitarian outcomes Drawing on his new book, Humanitarian Economics, Professor Carbonnier will address these issues and discuss the need to navigate between reason, emotions, and compassion to avoid adding catastrophe to disaster when using this lens. General discussion will follow. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Dr. Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics and director of studies at the Graduate Institute. He serves as editor-in-chief of the e-Journal International Development Policy, and President of Geneva’s Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action. He is Vice-President Designate of the International Committee of the Red Cross. His research and publications focus on the political economy of humanitarian crises and responses, as well as on the governance of natural resources and illicit financial flows. His latest book entitled Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market (Hurst & Oxford University Press, 2016) examines in particular the potential for partnerships between humanitarian and business organizations. Gilles Carbonnier has over twenty years of professional experience in international trade, development cooperation and humanitarian action.
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Commercialized Driving keeps the backbone of the economy together. Strenuous hours of hard work, a truck driver endures cross-country road trips every week. What is one of the most exhausting jobs available, commercial transportation is a culture of its own. As an occupation, there are various rules and regulations, one must go to driving school to obtain a CDL and is simply not driving a truck. There are thousands of regulations actually. From weight distribution to correctly filling out logbooks, the life of a trucker isn't as simple as it sounds. There are certain stigmas placed upon a trucker of being just a "stupid ol' redneck trucker," but there is deep logic and concentration involved in this "demeaning" occupation. My dad, Scott Waterhouse, has been a commercial truck driver for 34 years. He doesn't drive a truck because he is too stupid to do anything else, but because of the good money and the value that he gains. The job of a truck driver is one of importance. Most objects, material or common goods, have an origin and a destination before the consumer buys it. Even the smallest object such as batteries or fruit have a story. This short video attributes truck driving as one of the most vital occupations to our economy. If these "redneck, hill jack truckers" did not transport goods cross country for the buyer to consume, who would? The life of a trucker, while not so glamorous, is valuable and essential to the world around us. The culture itself, strong-willed, is about the journey one must take, human or object, to reach its destination in life. It will meet obstacles and regulations throughout the journey, the trip. The truck driver, on average, spends around $1800 on fuel alone a week. Not only does the trucker deliver consumer products to their destination but they aide the economy in spending money on gas to fuel their trip. My father, Scott Waterhouse, is a driver for an independent company out of Bristol, Indiana and he takes pleasure knowing that if he wasn't one of the thousand drivers out there, an object or good might not make it to consumers' hands. One might poke fun and say, "How hard could it be to drive a semi-truck for a living?" How hard is it to drive a 10 speed manual truck that weighs over 45,000 pounds, log your trip in the book, and maintain a proportionate weight and reach your destination on time without breaking any laws? Pretty hard for a "dumb ol' redneck truck driver." Thanks Scott Waterhouse for participation as well as Rush for the video's use of their songs, "Working Man," and "Closer to the Heart."
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The people from Volendam, who all stand behind the famous Volendam singer Jan Smit, are fishermen and hard workers also known for the 'Volendammer Hul'. This old-fashioned headgear is the symbol of the Netherlands because of Frau Antje, the Dutch cheese girl. People from Volendam know how to exploit their so-called authenticity, even though cheese does not have anything to do with Volendam. Every visitor coming to Volendam can experience how life used to be there long ago, by going for a walk on the dike dressed in the traditional costume. This is what program maker Michael Schaap does when he makes his first move in the former fishing village. But how does he really penetrate into the inward nature of Volendam inhabitants? Original Title: De Hokjesman - De Volendammers Fascinated by the prevailing pigeonhole spirit, the pigeonhole man goes on field research into the world of appealing Dutch subcultures. With a wink to the classical ethnologist, dressed in a three-piece suit with a bow tie, he analyzes the man as one of the animal groups. Directed by: Michael Schaap and Jurjen Blick © VPRO January 2013 This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75PWWQrls0z6fh0loY5I4Q VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnazGScKQfGauk7YNyI21w VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sXw4ZdPEIp6bYGvLW-_iA VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KX3q7zIz7s2rjooBfl6Nw VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-p9faJQsBObRNiKY8QF2NQ VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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Derek has worked at academic and cultural resources compliance in the Western United States for over 15 years. His experience includes planning, permitting, and all aspects of compliance including scope of work preparation, consultation, research, fieldwork, and report preparation for a variety of prehistoric and historical archaeological inventory, evaluation, and data recovery projects. Derek also has significant experience creating descriptive maps, including predictive modeling, for cultural resource projects and managing electronic data for projects with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) components. His varied experiences include GIS based predictive modeling, geophysics and remote sensing, ethnographic research, lithic analysis, cultural geography and exchange theory, and analysis of prehistoric and historic artifacts from Northwest Coast, Northern Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin prehistoric sites and Western United States mining, mission, and homestead sites.
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Assembly montage of Jiri Cettl's Coober Pedy memories for use in The Man from Bolshevik Gully ethnographic YouTube series and multimedia e-Book. Original photographs by Jiri Cettl, archival photos courtesy of the Coober Pedy Library & Historical Society. Music by Smetana. Assembly by Robert Cettl.
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Check out the official music video for Bebe Rexha's "I Can't Stop Drinking About You"! Bebe Rexha's "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" EP is available now on iTunes! Download it here: smarturl.it/IDontWannaGrowUpEP LISTEN Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ouIvWw Available on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ICSDAYSpotify CONNECT WITH BEBE Offical Website: http://www.beberexha.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beberexha Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BEBEREXHA Instagram: http://instagram.com/beberexha Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/BEBEREXHA Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/beberexha LYRICS No ones gonna love you like I do. No ones gonna care like I do. And I can feel it in the way that you breathe. I know you dream of her while you sleep next to me. I can't stop drinking about you. I gotta numb the pain. I can't stop drinking about you. Without you I ain't the same. So pour a shot in my glass and I'll forget forever! So pour a shot in my glass cause it makes everything better! Darlin tell me what more can I do? Don't you know that I was meant for you? You say I feel like heaven on earth, But You'd never know what heaven was if it wasn't for... her. I can't stop drinking about you. I gotta numb the pain. I can't stop drinking about you. Without you I ain't the same. So pour a shot in my glass and I'll forget forever! So pour a shot in my glass cause it makes everything better! I can't stop drinking about you. I can't stop drinking about you. No ones gonna love you like I do. I can't stop drinking about you. I can't stop drinking about you. So pour a shot in my glass and I'll forget forever! So pour a shot in my glass cause it makes everything better! No ones gonna love you like I do.
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Advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfGrCMSHTTY Painting a visceral portrait of the life of commercial fishermen in the remote Eskimo village of Egekik, ...
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Snow Tha Product - “Nights" (feat. W. Darling) Download: http://smarturl.it/DownloadNights Stream: http://smarturl.it/StreamNights Connect with Snow https://twitter.com/SnowThaProduct https://www.facebook.com/SnowThaProduct https://www.instagram.com/snowthaproduct https://soundcloud.com/snowthaproduct http://www.snowthaproduct.com/
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10/31/2011 Robin Nelson - UC Riverside "Contextualizing Kinship: A Bio-cultural Study of Families and Health in Jamaica" In this talk, I will explore the extent to which variability in the quality of familial and social relationships is correlated to the phenotypic expression of biological indicators of health status for adults and children. This research applies theories popularized in evolutionary ecology to a study of sociality and health in Manchester Parish, Jamaica. Using ethnographic methods, I identified culturally salient aspects of investment relationships amongst a lower class study population. Jamaica's unstable economic climate necessitates increased investment from social and familial contacts and thus, provides the framework for studies of this received investment. Health outcomes were measured using anthropometric and immunological analyses. In this presentation, I will discuss my findings regarding the impact of a variety of investment relationships on health outcomes for (1) adults who are involved in romantic relationships and (2) adults who were children during the post-colonial era in Jamaica and (3) a recent study of children living in state-sponsored orphanages. These findings suggest that investment relationships in Jamaica, specifically with relatives, serve as one important factor in the maintenance of good individual health. These relationships are particularly important in the context of Jamaica's risky and unstable economic environment.
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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). Many Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal organizations are using digital media to revitalize their languages and assert control over the representation of their cultures. At the same time, museums, academic institutions, and individuals are digitizing their ethnographic collections to make them accessible to originating communities. In this presentation I will explore how the term "virtual repatriation" is being applied to the digitization and return of heritage to Aboriginal communities, and draw attention to the opportunities, challenges, and critiques associated with digitization, circulation, and remix of Aboriginal cultural heritage. I will discuss recent projects including the collaborative production of a Virtual Museum of Canada exhibit with the Doig River First Nation, a Dane-zaa community in northeastern British Columbia, and a current collaborative production of a virtual exhibit with members of the Inuvialuit community in the western Arctic and curators at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. I will show that while access to cultural heritage in digital collections can facilitate the articulation of intellectual property rights to digital cultural heritage----including the right to restrict circulation----it also amplifies the difficulty of enforcing those rights. Kate Hennessy is an Assistant Professor specializing in Media at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). She has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and an MA in the Anthropology of Media from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. As the director of the Making Culture Lab at SIAT, her research explores the role of digital technology in the documentation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, and in the mediation of culture, history, objects, and subjects in new forms. Her video and multimedia works investigate documentary methodologies to address Indigenous and settler histories of place and space. She is a founding member of the Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective, an international group exploring the borders of anthropological, curatorial, and artistic practice (http://ethnographicterminalia.org). As assistant editor of the journal Visual Anthropology Review, she designed its first multimedia volume. Her work has been published in journals such as American Indian Quarterly, Museum Anthropology Review, and Visual Anthropology Review. She was a Trudeau Foundation Scholar from 2006-2010, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholar from 2005-2009, a Canadian Polar Commission Scholar in 2006-2007, and a Commonwealth Scholar in 2001-2002.
Views: 2483 The University of British Columbia
Amidst the bluster of his critique of the discipline, Vine Deloria Jr. systematically developed a philosophical analysis that married reverse anthropology with ontography with critical ecology, well before these approaches had entered mainstream anthropological conversations. His texts—notably "God is Red" and "Metaphysics of Modern Existence"—frequently operated on two levels. First, Deloria sought to outline the ontological commitments to place within Native American traditions. In doing so, he leveled the analytical field: Chief Luther Standing Bear was accorded a symmetrical intellectual position to Alfred North Whitehead, for instance, and European communities were evaluated for the degree to which they had evolved toward Native America (rather than the other way around). Second, Deloria sought to outline the parallel commitments to history within European and Euro-American traditions in a way that made this preoccupation seem foreign and strange. Standing in the position of a native looking back, he targeted the alterity of those who claim to have transcended their indigeneity—who claimed a temporal position rather than a spatial position—as part of an overtly critical project designed to provincialize “the West.” This session has been convened to engage Deloria both as a formative voice in the struggle for what Viveiros de Castro refers to as ontological self-determination, and as a critic of the metaphysical moorings of a Western tradition that includes the anthropological project. Insofar as Deloria's intervention hinges on the relative priorities of history and place, the panel situates this engagement within existing archaeological debates (archaeology being deeply implicated in the perpetuation of a Western chronological imaginary that transforms sites into eras and places into histories). But the goal is to reposition Deloria's philosophy within anthropology more broadly. As the most influential Native American intellectual of the twentieth century, who lived much of his life in the Denver area, Deloria's work continues to dislodge and defamiliarize anthropological thought in transformational ways.
Views: 1130 American Anthropological Association
Check out the official music video for "Comfortable" by K Camp K Camp’s debut album “Only Way Is Up” Available NOW iTunes Deluxe Explicit: http://smarturl.it/KCampOWIUdlxEX Google Play Standard Explicit: http://smarturl.it/KCampOWIUstdEXgp Google Play Standard Clean : http://smarturl.it/KCampOWIUstdEDgp Google Play Explicit Deluxe: http://smarturl.it/KCampOWIUdlxEXgp Google Play Clean Deluxe: http://smarturl.it/KCampOWIUdlxEDgp http://kcamp427.com http://twitter.com/twitter.com/kcamp427 http://facebook.com/kcamp427 http://instagram.com/kcamp427 http://vevo.ly/h1MhCH #KCamp #Comfortable #Vevo #HipHop #VevoOfficial
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November 7, 2018 Program Introduced by KHC Fellow, Julio Meza Speaker: Hayes P. Mauro, Associate Professor, Queensborough Community College, Art & Design Department Short Films: Kent Monkman’s Brothers and Sisters, Released 2015, 3 mins and Stolen Children, Residential School Survivors Speak Out, Released 2015, 18 mins Two short films based on original archival footage and the accounts of survivors of the Canadian residential schools will be screened. A talk will follow by Professor Mauro based on his book, The Art of Americanization at the Carlisle Indian School. He will speak about the social reformers, usually Christian evangelicals, who wished to Americanize Native Americans and African Americans, along with newer immigrants from southern and eastern Europe. This meant transforming them into culturally acceptable entities who looked, acted, dressed, and thought like an idealized middle class Anglo-American. Needless to say, this had ramifications for both race and gender definitions. Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship
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In World101x we look at the world using an anthropological lens in order to shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture. We’re in Hawaii to discuss indigeneity, mining and the internet with Alex Golub from the University of Hawaii Manoa. Interviewer: Gerhard Hoffstaedter Interviewee: Alex Golub Want to know more? Register on edX now: http://goo.gl/kw88f5
As a companion piece to her launch talk one year ago, Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell presents this public lecture highlighting what has changed over the last 12 months and charting the 3A Institute progress towards its goals. She announces an exciting new initiative and the 3A Institute's new ambitious program for impact. The 3A Institute IoT turbo-charged by AI, advanced robotics, automated vehicles incorporating sensing data with other datasets, powerful big data analytics like machine learning driving automated decision-making. However you choose to paint the picture, the collection of technologies we are currently calling artificial intelligence (AI) is heralding the next industrial revolution. Some of these tools are new, some have been refined over preceding decades. However, we are now seeing their rapid convergence into systems - cyber-physical systems - that will have an unprecedented impact on humanity through deep economic, social and cultural shifts. To face these challenges head-on, the ANU created the Innovation Institutes framework. 12 months ago, Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell founded the 3A Institute - the first of the Innovation Institutes - with the mission of creating a new applied science in an accelerated timeframe. Through the vehicle of the 3A Institute, the ANU will ultimately educate a new cohort of people who can critically examine and manage technological constellations - these cyber-physical systems - through the life-cycle from design to deployment to de-commissioning. Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the ANU as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Prof Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.
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Meet industry leader Raquel Romano as she shares how the Google Crisis Response team solves global problems using technology. Raquel is a Senior Software Engineer on Google's Crisis Response team. She joined Google in 2007 to work on multi-language text extraction and recognition from images and documents, and in 2011 she joined Google Crisis Response. She has served on the Anita Borg Institute's industry advisory board and various Grace Hopper committees, and help to found Latina's in Computing. She earned a BA in Math from Harvard and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
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