#Cyberculture agenda: New PEW report on Americans and Cybersecurity…

Americans and Cybersecurity Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech   (jmiks/iStock.com)Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and networked world. Just a few of the most high-profile breaches in 2016 alone include the hacking and subsequent release of … Read more

Literati Roundup: Wired says “The Martian Proves Movies Are Now Better Than Their Books

The Martian and the Cult of Science Slate Articles by Rachel E. Gross Ridley Scott’s The Martian opens with an unsolvable problem: It’s 2030, and the crew of NASA’s Mars spaceship the Hermes has just left astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars. Watney’s situation is not good. Utterly alone, wounded by spaceship debris, and … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Why the Super Bowl Matters…

    Why the Super Bowl Matters, Especially to Sociologists  Ethnography.com by Marianne Paiva  I think I’ve mentioned before, but I really don’t understand the lure of watching sports on TV. Or in person. Or from a skybox in a stadium with 50,000 other people. Generally, I don’t understand watching sports. So when I moved to … Read more

Literati roundup… The Digital Nietzsche…An Archive of 2,000 Classic Jazz Videos…

The Digital Nietzsche: Download Nietzsche’s Major Works as Free eBooks  Open Culture by Josh Jones In times of deep distress I’ve often found the brutal, unsparing candor of Friedrich Nietzsche a strange comfort. While wholly enamored of the aristocratic, Hellenistic past of literary invention, the often bilious German philosopher nonetheless had no illusions about the nature … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Lawrence of Arabia as anthropologist…”Anthropologists Respond to Gender-Citation Disparity

Lawrence of Arabia as anthropologist To be honest, I was surprised how much attention Peter O?Toole?s recent passing received. We all knew he was famous, but we also learned this week how deeply he was loved. Many people loved him because he had that one thing that is so hard to find in the entertainment … Read more

a series from John Postill: “Democracy in the age of viral reality” and a roundup academicus

Democracy in the age of viral reality (and 5) from media/anthropology by John Postill Continued from Democracy in the age of viral reality (4) Postmodernism as Rigorous Science from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by Rex My field methods seminar is wrapping up today and something happened in it … Read more

2011 Margaret Mead Award announced and an anthropology roundup…

winner: Frances Norwood, assistant research professor in the GW Department of Anthropology 2011 Margaret Mead Award announced from anthropologyworks by admin Congratulations to Frances Norwood, assistant research professor in the GW Department of Anthropology, for being selected to receive the 2011 Margaret Mead Award for her book, The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through … Read more