Pop Anthropology: Anthro-cize your Summer Entertainment

For your enjoyment, here are a few suggested anthropologically-oriented media bits I have encountered lately: 1. The Wire I was already very familiar with the popularity of this show amongst the academic world generally, but only this summer have I gotten around to making the commitment this show requires. The episodes are 40+ minutes long, … Continue reading Pop Anthropology: Anthro-cize your Summer Entertainment

Digital Architecture and Online Behavior: A Study in Pinterest

FOREWARD: The following is the first post in a series exploring the relationship between the digital world and civic/political activism and engagement. Much tangential material included. In trying to understand the recent explosion of the online social pinboard site "Pinterest", I would like to take a leaf from Lawrence Lessig's idea of the four modalities of … Continue reading Digital Architecture and Online Behavior: A Study in Pinterest