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AnthroCurrents – December 12, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – November 28, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – November 14, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Food

  • Anthropologist Elizabeth Bennett started Fruitcycle after visiting an orchard and seeing all the fruit left to rot on the ground. Her company takes fruit that would otherwise be wasted and turns it into apple chips.
  • Rhode Island Public Radio covered the Southern Seed Legacy Project and talked to its director, anthropologist James Veteto (and one of my former professors). The project supports and encourages seed saving to protect the diversity of heritage crops.

Medicine

AnthroCurrents – October 31, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – October 17, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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AnthroCurrents – October 3, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – September 19, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – September 5, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Technology

Re-Evaluation

AnthoCurrents – August 22, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Films

AnthroCurrents – August 8, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

The Usual Suspects

  • Genevieve Bell is interviewed yet again by the New York Times and ranges over a number of topics while not being allowed to go deep. It’s unfortunate. It is refreshing to hear someone talk realistically about technological change—just because we haven’t developed social norms forbidding people from staring at their phones during business meetings doesn’t mean that we won’t (hopefully soon). TechFestNW is happening August 15-16, and Bell will be speaking on “The Prehistory of Robots and Why It Still Matters.”
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