Tim Berners-Lee’s blog!

“Now in 2005, we have blogs and wikis, and the fact that they are so popular makes me feel I wasn’t crazy to think people needed a creative space.” —Sir Timothy Berners-Lee Sir Timothy “Tim” John Berners-Lee, the legend who invented the World Wide Web, now has a weblog: ↑timbl’s blog. Till a second ago there only was one entry yet (↑So I have a blog, written one week ago), but—hold your breath—already 395 comments. This of course goes directly into my blogroll. via entry at boingboing … Continue reading

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max payne related machinima

As a result of my fighting hard against the virulent ↵wandering astray online—the getting lost in the cyber trenches—I finally started to fill up the ↵machinima-section of my collection of artefacts created by members of ‘my cyberian tribe’, the ↵MP-modding community. As everything around here inside my anthropologist’s hut online, the section still is very much ↵WIP, but I am dedicated to not let the work on it idle again. … Continue reading

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massive literature update

Pitfalls of virtual property (↵Bartle 2004) The power of gifts: organizing social relationships in open source communities (↵Bergquist & Ljungberg 2001) Anthropological perspectives on technology (↵Schiffer 2001) Technology as the anthropology of cultural practice (↵Aunger 2003) Ethnologie des joueurs d’échecs (↵Wendling 2002) Pushing the wood: Chess playing as an anthropological subject (↵Lavenda 2003) Nexus: Small worlds and the groundbreaking science of networks (↵Buchanan 2002) Six degrees: The science of a connected age (↵Watts 2003) A new science for a connected world (↵Valverde 2004) Self-organization and identification of web communities (↵Flake et al. 2002) A highly efficient waste of effort: Open … Continue reading

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filing up 2

Just for the record. Today I finally found time—still way too less—to delve into my fieldnotes-folders on the HDD. At least I managed to post eight fielddiary-entries from back in 2002 and 2003, when I struggled hard to create the basic shape of my project and did not yet have any strategy how to deal with the whole thing—and was all but sure that it ever would indeed become a project. I left the fielddiary-entries as they were—as far as this was possible. E.g. information which should remain private was taken out. The following entries were added to this blog, … Continue reading

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The last weekend was dedicated to dealing with rubbish. The flood in Munich—have a look at the ↑photos by 2R—had powerfully hit our basement, too. But till Friday the hip-high waters had been pumped off. So, on Saturday morning I did a review of our cellared items and decided to throw nearly everything away. Shortly after noon it was done. A friend dropped by and took me along to ↑Heavens Gate, a phantastically relaxed indoor-climbing facility. When the first wave of exhaustion came we took a break, withdrew to the sofa-corner, and had a coffee. Right next to us I … Continue reading

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access

Today I augmented the very first chapter of maxmod’s projected chapters, which is called ↵access—straightforwardedly worded: I beefed it up without adding much content, well there’s some new text, and now I am pimping it shamelessly. It may not have been a great idea to conceptualise the chapters right out of the mælstrom of my consciousness at an early stage of the project. But hey, online everything is easily to be changed and changed again. Everything at my website and weblog is to be understood as work-in-progress. With the aptly named chapter ↵access I attempt to tell my first encounter … Continue reading

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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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sidebar

Finally I updated and rearranged the sidebar a bit. The blogroll now has its subsections ordered from most close to my project and specialized to farer away and more general (from the top down). The entries in the subsections now are in alphabetical order, and the section ‘anthropology’ is newly added—with the recent explosion of the anthropological blogosphere this became necessary. Below the blogroll my siteroll has appeared, which carries the visible, the public-access-parts of my community’s space. This is where I roam around a lot. When ↑biXen saw my blog for the first time he meant that the content … Continue reading

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