The forum for intercultural philosophy ↑polylog has a focus issue on ↑The Meanings of Violence and the Violence of Meanings. Included is an article by Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart, called ↑Violence: Conceptual Themes and the Evaluation of Actions. Very interesting regarding the computergames & violence issue. And Wim van Binsbergen’s ↑Violence in Anthropology, too. … Continue reading
This morning, while I walked from the tramway to my office, I spotted some communal dumpsters for glass-bottles and the like placed at the curbside. The steel dumpsters are about man-height and their bases are octagons. They look very raw and blocky. My immediate involuntary thoughts were: “The corrugated-steel texture looks good, but hell, they surely could have used some more polygons!” Now am I a mapper, or what?
The agenda of the workshop ‘cyberanthropology’ at the ↑Conference of the German Anthropological Association (GAA aka DGV) – Halle / Saale, 4th – 7th October 2005 finally is [almost] complete. The workshop will take place on Thursday, 06 October 2005. It starts at 13:45h and runs until 18:00h. All in all nine presentations will be held—alas one of the scheduled contributors is not yet sure if he can make it to the conference, but we shall know soon. Here is the agenda: ↑KNORR, ALEXANDER ↵Cyberanthropology ↑ZURAWSKI, NILS ↵Internet and anthropology BAUR, TIMO ↵Structures of computer-mediated cultural spaces KOLO, CASTULUS ↵Cyberanthropology … Continue reading