Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Welcome to the New Home of Anthropology in Practice!


The study of human life can happen anywhere—there are opportunities for anthropological observation available all around us, all the time.

Signs point the way at Citi Field.

This is the premise on which I created Anthropology in Practice (AiP), a blog meant to heighten public awareness about the ways in which anthropology can inform our understanding of daily life. My name is Krystal D'Costa. I'm an anthropologist who works in digital strategy in New York City. I'm a huge baseball fan and most summer nights will find me at my second home, Citi Field in Flushing, NY. For almost two years, I have been writing at, exploring the relationships New Yorkers have with space and history, and the ways in which technology is producing a digital sociality that we're only beginning to understand. I'm excited to bring these discussions to the new SciAm blog network.

So here I am about to embark on a new adventure. And you're all invited. I hope you'll share your thoughts with me as we go along - and I look forward to reading them. However, abusive commentary that does not add to the discussion and amounts to little more than personal attacks will be deleted promptly. Otherwise my intent is not to moderate comments as to prevent open discussion. You are free disagree with the analysis presented here or comments by other readers, but please do so respectfully.

While the network "unpacks" itself, if you'd like to get to know a bit more about Anthropology in Practice, you may want to read the following posts currently housed at the old site:

You may also want to join the AiP fanpage, and you can follow me on Twitter if you're so inclined. If you've come here from the old site, please take a moment and update your RSS feed subscription and/or your bookmark. If you'd like to reach me, you can do so via the "Contact" link above.

And don't forget to take a look around and visit some of the other blogs on in the SciAm blog family - I may be a bit biased, but we're a terrific bunch!


The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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