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More advice from Savage Minds to grad school applicants…

In Academia news, Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on December 19, 2009 at 10:28

(More) advice on graduate school applications

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!

Not Just Drones: Militants Can Snoop on Most U.S. Warplanes

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,

Herbert Brandl at Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Herbert Brandl at Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

from Contemporary Art Daily by Forrest

Artist: Herbert Brandl

Venue: Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck

Exhibition Title: Spektrolith

Date: November 14, 2009 – January 29, 2010 Read the rest of this entry »

Freedom of Expression posters from Poster4Tomorrow

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.

The best 100 posters

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
Beril Ates
Ankara, Turkey Read the rest of this entry »

If anyone guilty, it should be not Obama but..

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

Nobel-winner Obama defends war

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.

Obama’s Nobel balancing act

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters by Mark Mardell (the Reporters)

obamanobel_ap226.jpgThe 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 »

Special Issue on Michel Foucault by Theory, Culture and Society Journal

In Academia news, Announcements, Documents on December 11, 2009 at 12:17
You need to have subscription to this great journal to read the articles but I am sure all major university libraries are subscribed to. At the end there is also roundup on art/intellectual/academic links…
[update: all articles downloadable here]
Introduction: Thinking after Michel Foucault
Couze Venn and Tiziana Terranova
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 1-11
Alternatives to the Prison: Dissemination or Decline of Social Control?
Michel Foucault
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 12-24
Foucault’s Untimely Struggle: Toward a Form of Spirituality
Paul Rabinow
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 25-44
Identity, Nature, Life: Three Biopolitical Deconstructions
Judith Revel
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 45-54
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“Girlish”, an exhibition to see tomorrow

In Announcements on December 9, 2009 at 16:10
Ev Kızı / Girlish
Olgu Ülkenciler
Sergi C.A.M Beyoğlu Galerisi’nde 10  – 12 – 2009 / 15 – 01 /2010  tarihleri arasında izlenebilir.
The exhibition  will remain open to visit between 10  – 12 – 2009 / 15 – 01 – 2010.
Açılış      :  10 Araık Perşembe Saat 18.00
Opening :  10 December Thursday at 18:00


C.A.M Galeri / Beyoğlu
Şehbender Sok. No:4 Kat:1
Asmalımescit /Tünel / Beyoğlu
Tel: 2122457975

Press release: Read the rest of this entry »

The Militarization of Pop Culture and more videos…

In Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on December 9, 2009 at 09:00

Militainment Read the rest of this entry »

Anthropology and the Individual (A Material Culture Perspective)

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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New book: The Anthropology of News and Journalism: Global Perspectives

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…

Let there be a happy bairam for all of us!

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.

In tribute to Sophie Lancaster

In Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on November 26, 2009 at 23:37

Produced by creative agency Propaganda, in association with iconic British band, Portishead, Dark Angel is a beautifully haunting rendition of Sophies story.

The Murder of Sophie Lancaster was a murder case in the United Kingdom in 2007. The victim was brutally attacked along with her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, while walking through Stubbylee Park in Bacup, Rossendale in Lancashire. As a result of her severe head injuries she went into a coma, never regained consciousness, and later died. The police said the attack may have been provoked by the couple wearing gothic fashion and being members of the goth subculture…. Read the rest of this entry »