ericscissorhands:

“…Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Think Different (“The Multi-Fandom version.” Inspired by X)

I believe that anthropologists would be surprisingly good at applying their descriptive and analytical tools to a major problem: How can a citizenry function in a democracy when that citizenry is woefully ignorant of how the society works and doesn’t work, of how a citizen can ‘plug in’ as a citizen, of what would happen should citizens begin to exercise rights other than voting as a way to make the ‘system’ work for them?

Laura Nader quoted from “Up the Anthropologist: Perspective Gained from Studying Up” at Upward Anthropology Research Community. (via absurdhowl)

(Source: protoslacker)

The growth of mediated interaction renders it unnecessary for ethnography to be thought of as located in particular places, or even as multi-sited. The investigation of the making and remaking of space through mediated interactions is a major opportunity for the ethnographic approach. We can usefully think of the ethnography of mediated interaction as mobile rather than multi-sited.

As a consequence, the concept of the ®eld site is brought into question. If culture and community are not self-evidently located in place, then neither is ethnography. The object of ethnographic enquiry can usefully be reshaped by concentrating on ¯ow and connectivity rather than location and boundary as the organizing principle.

Virtual Ethnography - Christine Hine

Ethnography is a fascinating tool. It has the power to really change the way that businesses approach and understand the people they serve, but also their own employees. Sure, there are still formal, written ethnographies out there and they are incredibly useful. However, they need to become more fluid. Anthropology and its methods have historically been very closely tied to place and time, examining a group of humans in that specific context. 

That is the bit that needs to change. We are not interacting and living in permanent place anymore. Online exchanges have transformed perception of place. Digital space and physical space are equally relevant and play off one another. A physical space is never simply that and a digital space is never simply that. 

How do we broaden our thinking and methods to include these new ways of thinking and acting? 

(via absurdhowl)

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proseandpassion:

alternative display techniques - seen at the Oxford antiques fair, Gloucester Green

proseandpassion:

alternative display techniques - seen at the Oxford antiques fair, Gloucester Green

roisinlikesbooks:

ninthdoctorsbutt:

YESTERDAY EVENING I WAS WONDERING WHY REMUS LOVED CHOCOLATE SO MUCH WHEN I REALISED

CHOCOLATE IS POISONOUS FOR DOGS

WHAT IF YOUNG REMUS STARTED LOVING CHOCOLATE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT KILLED THE WOLF PART OF HIM

just once I want a Lupin headcanon that doesn’t make me want to sent myself on fire

Reading, Watching, and Playing:
Reading: Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Watching: Beta Male, Kumail Nanjiani’s Comedy Central special
Playing: Plants vs. Zombies 2

Congrats to everyone who graduated this spring!

butji:



Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

so good

butji:

Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling 

so good

(Source: christiannightmares)

fullmetaldokis:

softgrass:

when i was in elementary school i was told by my teacher to stop using exclamation marks for every sentence and that they should only be used for exciting things and i remember feeling confused because i thought everything was exciting 

this is the saddest thing I’ve ever read