Coffees offer us a way to look at our relationship to the larger world and see that sometimes our choices are not really our own, to think about how brands and larger market forces can help create what appear to be stable icons in our lives.
Ed Note: A version of this article appeared on Anthropology in Practice on Jan. 26th, 2010. How much do we really know about the food we eat? How do items like fruits and vegetables get to the supermarket?
Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on May 2, 2011. Lunch is an often neglected meal of the day: sometimes skipped, many times hastily consumed, lunch is often over before it begins.
Here are my ResearchBlogging.org picks for this past week: It turns out that there is truth to the statement that thirty is the new twenty - well, at least in terms of brain development.
I had an interesting experience with Facebook's face-recognition system for auto-tagging photos recently. Essentially, it misidentified a person in my photos.
Every month or so, the science community in New York City gathers to talk science over beer. The event—or TweetUp if you will—began as a means of connecting the online science community offline, which is why it bears a hashtag in its name.
It's Thursday! Which means it's time for my ResearchBlogging.org Editor's Selections.Here are my picks for this past week: Can linguistic diversity be hazardous to your health?
Ed Note: This article is from the Anthropology in Practice archives, and was originally posted on August 24th, 2010. I've elected to repost it given the introduction of the Google+, which offers (necessitates?) a new means to connect.
Cereal aisle in an American supermarket (Creative Commons). There’s a sign hanging in my local deli that offers customers some tips on what to expect in terms of quality and service.
It occurred to me that birds have been angry with us for some time: And perhaps, they have good reason to be: Launching themselves via slingshots seems a natural next step, no?
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