In Academia news, Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on December 19, 2009 at 10:28
from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Rex
Deadlines for graduate school applications are coming up again. Last year I wrote some quick pointers on applying to graduate school but since then I’ve developed my boiler-plate for our school even more as additional requests for information have entered my mailbox. So here is the latest iteration of my advices for applying to graduate school. Although it is written for where I teach, most of what I say is applicable to anywhere. Good luck!
from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
Yesterday, news broke that insurgents used a $25 application available online to hack into US military drone video feeds, and view, copy, and potentially distribute their contents. Hmmmm… Unauthorized copying of audio and video material? Some on Twitter have suggested that we might just send the MPAA or RIAA after them — then, for sure we’ll at last find Bin Laden. But Wired Danger Room’s Noah Shachtman says,
from Contemporary Art Daily by Forrest
Artist: Herbert Brandl
Venue: Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck
Exhibition Title: Spektrolith
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In Announcements, Documents on December 12, 2009 at 18:19
From the Poster4Tomorrow site:
We’re happy to unveil the 100 best posters from Poster4Tomorrow’s contest. You can see them at any of the 24 openings that are going to take place worldwide today, but if you’re not in the mood for going not, please check our web gallery.
Please note that the posters are in no particular order.
Every selected poster is a winner, there are no first or second places.
The content and statements made by the designers in this competition do not necessarily represent the view of our endorsees, sponsors or the organisers.
Freedom of expression
Ankara, Turkey Read the rest of this entry »
In Documents on December 11, 2009 at 21:15
… Nobel Peace Prize committee…
This morning, President Obama spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
President Obama at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
US President Barack Obama defends the waging of “morally justified” war as he collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.
from Mark Mardell | The Reporters by Mark Mardell (the Reporters)
The president of war and peace appears to have pulled off a difficult balancing act, by refusing to bask in the glow of merely being the “anti-Bush”. In Oslo, Obama told his European audience what many Americans will see as some hard truths. Read the rest of this entry »
In Announcements, Anthropology on December 5, 2009 at 03:14
In announcing this newly published volume, Anthropology and the Individual, edited by one of the prolific anthropologists, Daniel Miller, I would like to congratulate a friend of mine, Magda Craciun who has just received her PhD degree! Dr. Craciun conducted her fieldwork in Istanbul among fake brand clothing producers and she contributed a chapter based on her fieldwork to this volume. Here is the table of contents:
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In Announcements, Anthropology on November 30, 2009 at 13:52
Such a nice volume on the The Anthropology of News and Journalism has recently been released. Contributors are great scholars from the area of media anthropology. I could not get it yet, but it is in my immediate reading list ,of course…
In Announcements, Erkan's habitus on November 27, 2009 at 07:22
The four-day Kurban Bayramı (Eid ul-Adha; i.e. “Sacrifice Bayram”) starts…
I am back at my parents’ place with twins gathered. My dad will take care of the “sacrifice” aspect of the event in the morning. I do not have the slightest interest in being involved. Probably, I will symbolically be forced to attend the bayram prayer, which is not a big deal, I can do that. To visit relatives is a pain in the a**. Being the oldest child of the family, I have to visit all while other kids flee the duty. But this may change this time:)
Beşiktaş fans’ blog in Australia celebrates the Bairam:
We pray for everybody to live through a blessed and happy Eid.