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Web Roundup: Empathy in the news by Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts , July 29th, 2015

The capacity of individuals to imagine another’s perspective or personal agenda, and our own ability to feel anger, despondency or frustration in response to their pain and distress,…


We’ve Modified Our Behavior So We Can Text and Walk

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , July 29th, 2015

  We may be driving technology to respond to our needs in various areas, but this is one instance where we’ve definitely demonstrated that we’re also adapting to…

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Context Matters When It Comes to Travel Time

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , June 12th, 2015

People will often feel that the return trip covering the same geographical distance requires less time to complete. It doesn’t. When all factors are equalized–same distance, traveling… —…

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Rice and Beans: Shaping the Customer’s Choice

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , May 15th, 2015

As more cultural commodities enter the market, cultural distinctions will become muted to suit the appetites of a wider clientele — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Santa Traditions Around the World

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , December 24th, 2014

Earlier this week, I shared a link on Twitter to a piece on Brain Pickings on how anthropologist Margaret Mead suggested we talk to children about Santa Claus:…

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Why do we need to have so many meetings?

Scientific American Blog: Anthropology in Practice , November 17th, 2014

These days my calendar is a source of stress. My morning routine of reviewing my appointments for the day during my commute often leaves me dreading the coming…

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#Instalife: How Instagram redefines the meaning and practice of photography

puellaludens , May 7th, 2013

Instagram is a social, mobile photography app. They have 100 million monthly active users, and 40 million Instagram photos are posted per day. Purchased by the leviathan of…

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The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure, Pt. 3

puellaludens , May 2nd, 2013

Please see also Part 1 and Part 2. PART 3: NGOs AND DIGITAL RIGHTS In the last section I considered the roles of business and governments in protecting…

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The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure

puellaludens , May 1st, 2013

We traditionally understand the world to be controlled primarily by technologies of violence and destruction. Who controls these technologies and how they are regulated are arguably the most…

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New Media Practices and the 2012 Presidential Elections

puellaludens , December 18th, 2012

The past few posts I have written all belong to a collection of case studies about new media practices and the 2012 elections. I want to collect them…

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#Ivoted: Documenting the Vote in the 2012 Elections

puellaludens , December 12th, 2012

In the lengthy and involved media spectacle surrounding the 2012 elections, the day of reckoning is of course voting day. Traditionally, media messaging switches from heated horse-race coverage…

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Live-tweeting democracy: the fantasy of representation

puellaludens , December 10th, 2012

Twitter and the 2012 Elections: Media Practice and Politics Whereas Facebook is a platform that treats politics as more or less taboo, Twitter’s network is made up substantially…

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Practices of political news production and consumption on Facebook’s news feed

puellaludens , December 9th, 2012

Since its beginning, the Internet’s potential to disseminate information broadly and easily has been hailed as a great democratizing force. Today, this idealist vision has somewhat deteriorated,…

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#Mockthevote: A Case Study in Democratic Media Practice

puellaludens , December 2nd, 2012

Media practice and the 2012 elections: Theorizing new models of democratic participation This case study is named after a hashtag that was trending on Twitter during the three presidential…

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