anthronauts

Sometimes my babbling indeed hits furtile ground, so I had to update my blogroll: ↑anthronaut [astronauts, argonauts—got it?] is a weblog by “an Anthropology undergraduate student at the LMU Munich. Starting from July 17th 2005, I´ll spend two months working in a warehouse in Istanbul. This weblog is a sort of “field diary” for the length of that stay and maybe longer. I´m going to publish here my working experiences and my reflections about Turkish culture in Istanbul, the one in the enterprise itself and also about Turkish culture and identity in the context of migration.” Hell, I am touched. … Continue reading

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filing up

This project started some time in 2002, the exact starting point can’t be named, as the idea gradually developed by associating otherwise unrelated input. After ↑KerLeone had preached enough I converted into an ardent believer in weblogs. Consequently the two of us started the ↑ethno::log. Soon it became clear to me that I needed an own weblog for my project, but due to a whole array of contrarieties it did not see the light of day before late 2004. Until then I wrote and saved everything on my harddrives, or published it over at the ethno::log. Especially the latter’s categories … Continue reading

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xirdalium::category::hardware

This weblog is meant to fulfil a whole array of purposes. Among those is organizing and structuring my material and thoughts. The magnificent ↑search plugin is an essential part, but categories are nevertheless necessary. Problem is that I have to think up the categories myself, as the software won’t. I asked it to do so, but it stubbornly refuses. In my project’s ↵abstract I already boasted: “[…] the interpretation of the fieldwork-results will be set into relation to the appropriate parts of the history of technology […]“. History of games’n’software is all fine, but the machines themselves and material culture … Continue reading

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