Via Jane Anderson, ICAS, NYU The E-book on Australian Indigenous Knowledge and Libraries, edited by Prof Martin Nakata and Professor Marcia Langton, was launched in March. This is an E-book that has been negotiated with authors as ‘open source material’ so that it is free to download it. The negotiations
is an excellent resource for those interested in the anthropology of consumption, the history of anthropological theory, the potentials of the web to showcase student research, and don’t forget to check out the museum of weird consumer culture… http://www.indiana.edu/~wanthro/
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of ebay (and check out the more up-to-date subsite of disturbing auctions daily… http://www.disturbingauctions.com/ Jabba the hut’s face on a Heineken Can: Everyone has action figures, ONLY YOU WILL HAVE THIS!
Toby Wilkinson. Research Scholar, British Institute at Ankara. January 2007. Most readers of this blog will have doubtless come across Google Earth (figure 1), the interactive three-dimensional simulated globe, published by Google. If not, it is almost inevitable that you soon will, as its increasing usage amongst academics for showing
Haidy Geismar, NYU Material Connexion is a “material library” based in New York, Cologne, Bangkok, and Milan. The Library houses over 3,500 new and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, metals, natural materials and natural material derivatives. It is a resource for designers, architects,
Haidy Geismar, NYU Whilst of course, all art is material culture, Vik Muniz, a Brazilian artist, who I saw in September at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery in Chelsea, New York is one of the few contemporary artists whose work resonates profoundly with material culture studies in its own right, without needing
This blog site and relates to work Mary Stevens is doing on the new museum for immigration in Paris. It’s a good example of how Phd students can use blogs to discuss and share their research. http://marystevens.wordpress.com/ Michael Rowlands, Professor in Material Culture, University College London
Barbara Kirschenblatt Gimblett, NYU Mitzvah Kinder figurines, right to left: Malkeleh, Moishy, Totty (Father), Mommy, and Baby Chaim. “The ‘Mitzvah Kinder’ has been designed to represent a Yiddishe family in the world of children’s play and imagination. Our charming characters made of soft lightweight rubber, makes them safe, durable and
This is a link to undergraduate projects studying the anthropology of money in Southern California, as part of a class in the anthropology of money, taught by Bill Maurer at University of California, Irvine. There are links to student’s research into virtual world communities, feng shui, strip clubs and wishing
Museums on the web are, in general, rather disappointing. At worst a selection of digital images with directions for how to get to the institution, at their best, they use the potentials of the internet to create new online visitor constituent (see the Brooklyn Museum’s Myspace page for instance, http://www.myspace.com/brooklynmuseum.
Haidy Geismar, NYU Map showing the location of the last 100 viewers of Materialworldblog, source www.statcounter.com Alongside this site, there are several recent additions to the Museum/Anthropology blogosphere which are definitely worth checking out (any other good links, please add to the comments below!). http://museumanthropology.blogspot.com The bi-annual journal, Museum Anthropology,