House Cleaning

A few links to clean out my inbox:

  • I’ve put together a couple of anthropology 2.0 resources. The first is a Twitter list of anthropologists on Twitter. The second is a .Collected list of anthropology blogs. Sort of a mash-up blog of anthropology blogs. You can suggest additional blogs directly via the .Collected interface. If you want to be added to the list of anthropologists on twitter, let me know by sending a tweet to @kerim.
  • The AAA has discovered the power of having a Twitter backchannel at the AAA meetings. If you’ll be blogging or Tweeting the AAA Annual Meetings, read this. (But will there be WiFi and plug points in all the meeting rooms? Last year you had to go to a special spot to get wifi and there were few plug points available even there…)
  • Ethnographic Terminalia is a group exhibition of installation works timed to coincide with the AAA meeting in Philadelphia: “The works presented in ethnographic terminalia in their various ways address the possibility of showing and interpreting cultural worlds outside of the traditional cinematic and textual frameworks.”
  • Most newspapers write obituaries for people before they pass away. But it seems the major papers weren’t prepared for the passing of Dell Hymes, as it took them quite a while to post something. However, finally they are slowly catching up. Here are obits from the Washington Post and the New York Times.
  • And, for all the Chinese speakers out there, I’m happy to announce a new blog: Guava Anthropology. It is a group blog by many of Taiwan’s up-and-coming anthropologists, and is already off to a strong start.
  • “After seven years’ work the first 100 years of the Journal of the Polynesian Society have been completely digitised and are now available online.”
  • And, finally, dimwit of the week: “David Brooks thinks “Asians” are better suited to a service economy. No, really.”

One thought on “House Cleaning

  1. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned Brooks’ Law here before, but just to refresh: Everything David Brooks ever says is wrong.

    Corollary: Even if he’s right. The act of David Brooks saying something *makes* it wrong. The world rejects his truths. (It’s uncnny, really — he’s like the Higgs boson of reality observation.)

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