Author: Michael Oman-Reagan

Cosmic Interbeing

Michael Oman-Reagan , June 24th, 2020


Summer, Eastern Oregon Do you think about space as someplace out there? As something in the future, somewhere you will never go? One of the most amazing things about…


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Space, Futures, Tech at “Changing Climates” — AAA/CASCA 2019

Michael Oman-Reagan , October 29th, 2019


Space, Futures, Tech at “Changing Climates” — AAA/CASCA 2019 A list of space, futures, and tech related papers, panels, and roundtables, at the joint meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society…


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The NASA Ames Junk Tent

Michael Oman-Reagan , March 1st, 2019


History matters when explaining why we should fund NASA’s science. A junk tent with broken exhibits doesn’t tell that story. If you ever need a NASA logo pattern to…


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At(tending) to Anthropological Language

Michael Oman-Reagan , April 20th, 2018


The way anthropologists write and speak to each other about our work is a lot like memes. By memes I mean those bits of text and image used across…


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After*

Michael Oman-Reagan , November 11th, 2016


(Tony Webster, cc by 2.0) I switch the radio on and dial through the stations. Morning news on CBC, the francophone station, and then — the station with the tones. The…


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David Vetter and the Children of Mars

Michael Oman-Reagan , April 22nd, 2016


On September 21st, 1971, David Phillip Vetter was born with SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency). This rare hereditary immune disorder prevented him from fighting off infections caused by everyday…


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Sexism in the Oxford Dictionary of English

Michael Oman-Reagan , January 21st, 2016


Why does the Oxford Dictionary of English portray women as “rabid feminists” with mysterious “psyches” speaking in “shrill voices” who can’t do research or hold a PhD but…


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