#Anthropology – Role of Rumors in Fueling Anxieties in the Internet Age- Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Carole McGranahan   By: Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar In 2016 the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in the illegal occupation of Palestine both gathered significant steam and faced a huge roadblock. … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Will be hard to find a cooler President: “Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek

Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek Boing Boing Joi Ito (previously) — director of MIT Media Lab, former Creative Commons chief, investor, entrepreneur, and happy mutant — interviewed Barack Obama for a special, Obama-edited issue of Wired   Google Warns More Than a Dozen Russian Journalists and Activists … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Two new types of social media hoax- Fake crowds- Fake victims….

Two new types of social media hoax to look out for (and how to spot them) First Draft News by First Draft Where do you get your news? According to the recent Digital News Report, the internet is quickly gaining on television as the primary source of news for most people and social media is even more … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Berkman Center Launches New Internet Data Dashboard

Berkman Center Launches New Internet Data Dashboard  Berkman Center Newsfeed Subtitle Dashboard debuts at World Economic Forum meeting in Geneva Teaser The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the launch of the Internet Monitor dashboard, a freely accessible tool that aims to improve information for policymakers, researchers, advocates, and … Read more

Anthropology roundup: #SaveAnthropologyALevel in UK…

The Anthropology A-level, introduced in 2010 in UK schools,  is now at risk to be discontinued by the exam board AQA. The curriculum is very  VA-based, using films and media for teaching and as learning devices… so perhaps you join by signing the campaign? The campaign to #SaveAnthropologyALevel is gathering pace. Over the weekend the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Pirate Bay down after servers raided by police in Sweden

The Pirate Bay offline after police raid in Sweden Mashable! by Stan Schroeder BitTorrent indexing site The Pirate Bay has been offline since Tuesday morning after police in Sweden raided the site’s server room, seizing servers and other equipment.   The Pirate Bay is offline after Swedish police allegedly seize servers You might have noticed that … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Merkel coalition partners’s strange desire…

Merkel coalition partners want immigrants to speak German at home  EurActiv.com Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have caused outrage by suggesting immigrant families that want to remain in the country should be obliged to speak German at home.   ‘Speak German at home’ row erupts BBC News | Europe | World Edition A call by German conservatives … Read more

New Gezi Park crisis simmering While Turkish intel, security to get exclusive authority on personal data…

Artillery Barracks project in Gezi Park back on municipal agenda Istanbul Municipality has again included a controversial construction project on the site of Gezi Park Turkey to go ahead with Istanbul park plan Aljazeera.com Turkish authorities have said they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment ofIstanbul’s Gezi Park, the same project that spurred deadly nationwide … … Read more

Western Media cannot stop talking about Erdoğan’s Palace, out of jealousy of course;)

  Who lives in a £385m house like this? bbc.co.uk – Nov 6, 1:47 AM – Media playback is unsupported on your device 6 November 2014 Last updated at 10:36 GMT A controversial new 1,000-room palace built for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will cost about £385m ($615m) – nearly twice the previous estimate Recep … Read more