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Anthropology in Practice

On My Shelf: Blue Jeans–The Art of the Ordinary

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Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary | Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward | University of California Press | 184 pages | $24.95 (Paperback) I’m willing to bet you own at least one pair of jeans. Denim clothing—which will be used interchangeably with jeans for this discussion—is popular with people just about everywhere, with the [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

The Illegal Trade of Twine

Would you believe there was once an illegal trade in twine? | Photo by Rosa Money, CC. Click on image for license and information.

This is an installment in the On My Shelf series—reviews about books demonstrating anthropology in practice. Book details follow the post. I learned something recently: Twine was once a contraband item. Picture this: It’s almost harvest time, and it promises to be a good one—in fact, you’ve taken out a bank loan to cover your [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

On My Shelf: Autophobia (A Review)

Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age | Brian Ladd | University of Chicago Press | 236 pages | $15.00 (Softcover) It’s an experience not at all unfamiliar to many of us: the flush of a first meeting, a growing attraction, a desire to spend every waking moment together, to visit new places and [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

On My Shelf: Geologic City (A Review)

Ed Note: “On My Shelf” is my review series, covering notable books and events. For more notables, please see the reviews still housed at the old home of Anthropology in Practice. “New York is not composed of solid substances. It is a dynamic system of multi-layered flows of earth materials that travel through time and [...]

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Beautiful Minds

Q & A with Temple Grandin on The Autistic Brain

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To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. Grandin’s story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society’s appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind. But Grandin is much more than just a label: in addition to being an activist, Grandin is also an author, professor, [...]

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Beautiful Minds

Review of The Autistic Brain

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To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin’s story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society’s appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind. Therefore, it is with immense respect, enthusiasm, and attention to detail [...]

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The Science Online 2012 Keynote Speaker

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Carin and I will soon be at Science Online 2012.  As I mentioned last post, we both will be running workshops on video-making and will be your hosts for the Cyberscreen Science Film Festival 2012. The Keynote speaker this year is National Geographic Host and Primatologist, Mireya Mayor. Her speech is titled The Vain Girl’s Survival [...]

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Symbiartic

Pressure Sensitive Painting Comes to the iPad – review

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Consider this a tech product review by an oil painter. Tool under review: Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad What it does: this stylus allows for pressure sensitivity when using painting apps on the iPad. Price: I paid about $135.00 Canadian, retails for $99.95 from the Wacom store which weirdly, does not ship to Canada. [...]

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Fragment – photo app review

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Here’s a new photography app that could be useful for a number of sciart illustration and art applications: Fragment. For: iOS devices. What it does: Fragment can quickly add seemingly random mixtures of fragmented shapes and effects to photos you have stored on your device with just one tap. You have full control over all [...]

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