Another look at the Omo tribes. Just beautiful cultural (literally) snapshot

Siri As An Anthropomorphic Catalyst For Human Cultural (d)Evolution…And My New Mistress

The narcissist in me absolutely must have the latest new tech toys.  So, naturally I was among the first to get my grimy little hands on Apple's new opus:  the iPhone 5.  And it was my first opportunity (since i missed the last upgrade window) to interact with Siri - who is now my new … Continue reading Siri As An Anthropomorphic Catalyst For Human Cultural (d)Evolution…And My New Mistress

The Anthropological Dog: Observing Humans From a Canine Point of View

Probably the biggest challenge for any cultural anthropologist is in the practice of objectivity:  removing what you know or believe about the world so you can look at social and cultural facts without judgement and try to understand them from a neutral, scientific point of view.  In that vein, I often explain to my friends, … Continue reading The Anthropological Dog: Observing Humans From a Canine Point of View

How to Have An Anthropological Vacation

My wife and I are planning a vacation to Europe and tonight is one of the nights where we will sit down and decide all the things we want to do and try and loosely plan out our time. I knew we were compatible immediately when on our first vacation she trusted me to let … Continue reading How to Have An Anthropological Vacation

Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context

As the dialogue on the American Anthropological Association LinkedIn forum continues (was intended to be, in part, a shameless plug for my blog but ended up driving more commentary than viewers...which is more than i really could have asked for),  I thought I would share some updates. The question I posed was "do anthropologists take … Continue reading Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context

Giving Anthropologists The Finger

I posed a couple of questions in Anthropology discussion boards on a popular business networking site.  Namely, I was asking the groups of academic and professional anthropologists if perhaps we take ourselves a bit too seriously in our profession. The resounding answer (and implications from lack of answers) is YES.   In the spirit of … Continue reading Giving Anthropologists The Finger