I promise I won’t do this very often, but I do quickly want to advertise two things I’m working on at the moment. First, over at Digital Genres I’ve got my “first post on semiotic technologies”:http://digitalgenres.org/?p=20 in a series which is meant to be (and may even turn out to be!) the first major thing I’ve thought since I finished my dissertation and will eventually be the ‘theoretical’ part of my next research project on massively multiplayer video games.
Speaking of that dissertation — I’m defending in a week! I’ve made a copy of the “precis”:http://alex.golub.name/diss/golub_diss_precis.pdf available on my website if you’re wondering what I do when I do anthropology instead of blog about it. After I defend and deposit, I’ll post the diss online as well.