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28/02/14

"Religion in Digital Games": Relaunch of Open Access journal "Online"

New special issue "Religion in Digital Games" - The interdisciplinary open access journal "Online. Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet" has just been relaunched and redesigned. more »

13/12/11

  16:12:00, by admin   . Categories: Us and Them, books, media

Lookism: Why we don't want to be perceived as "ugly" or "different"

The book The Power of Looks deals with one of those topics that impact all of us in our everyday lives every single day, one way or another. Namely our prejudices and conceptions of beauty and attractiveness and the ways in which we act on those and discriminate people based on their looks. more »

20/01/11

Human Planet: Ambitious BBC "anthropology" multi media project launched

The Dictionary of Man: Will Bob Geldof and the BBC reproduce racist anthropology? was the title of a (rather sceptical) post back in 2007. Now this ambitious project, four years ago described as "the largest ever living record of films, photographs, anth… more »

06/04/10

Why anthropologists should study news media

The time is right for more anthropologists to engage with news media - with their creation, reception and content, writes S Elizabeth Bird in the recent issue of Anthropology News that was published today.Anthropological engagement with media was lon… more »

21/03/10

The end of one-way communication - Anthropologists help news providers and advertisers

For the second time, Associated Press has engaged anthropologists in order to improve its services. The first research project, conducted by Context-Based Research Group, revealed that people - contrary to what AP believed - wanted more breadth and dept… more »

23/12/09

  20:56:14, by admin   . Categories: books, anthropology (general), media, history, Visual Anthropology

Book review: Photography, Anthropology and History (Part I)

When filming people became possible, anthropologists began to drift away from it. Though better off than at the beginning of the 20th century, the visual anthropology today is still perceived as a marginal discipline, Tessa Valo writes in the first part… more »

Exploring the honor culture of social media

How can businesses profit from social media? How does social media challenge what is regarded as "value" in the business world? Anthropologist Lene Pettersen discusses these and other questions in her paper "The impact of social media for business". L… more »

12/10/09

  19:31:26, by admin   . Categories: technology, Europe, media, cyberanthropology, internet

Digital Anthropology Report: Attitudes to technology = basis of future class divides

How do people in Britain use the internet? How do they behave online? The new Digital Anthropology Report. The Six Tribes of Homo Digitalis gives some answers. The British communication company Talk Talk sent researchers from the University of Kent i… more »

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