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Interview with hacker anthropologist Biella Coleman

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

In this week’s show, Thomas Gideon’s Command Line podcast interviews NYU professor Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist who studies hackers, trolls, 4chan and other online phenomena. I met Biella when she was doing fieldwork for her PhD by hanging around EFF and the hackers in its orbit, and I’ve met very few social scientists with a better understanding of how online dynamics work.

The med anthro awards for 2010

from Somatosphere by Eugene Raikhel

The webmaster for the Society for Medical Anthropology, Ben McMahan, has kindly shared with us the list of the SMA’s awards for 2010.  Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Final Report of Commission on Race and Racism in Anthropology

from American Anthropological Association by Angel Jackson-White

The Final Report of the Commission on Race and Racism (CRRA), chaired by Janis Hutchinson (U Houston) and Tom Patterson (UC Riverside), has been received by the Executive Board.

The material ecologies of culture

from Material World by Haidy L Geismar

Fernando Dominguez, The Open University and NYU

Things, people, and places

from ethnografix by Ryan Anderson

Modern humans wore clothing way back
Los Angeles Times
In 2003, molecular anthropologist Mark Stoneking of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and his colleagues examined

Hortense Powdermaker and the Mechanized Mind: The Problem of Method and the Prizing of Know-How

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

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  • “Hacker Anthropologist”.

    Thank you,for bringing to the fore this much needed
    presence. I have taken a different route, I am going to law school to specialize in Cybercrimes.

    • admin

      I have edited the title. is that all right? would you want me to add more corrections etc?

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