The Evolution of Street Culture To Fine Art: “You Are Not Banksy”

As a professional anthropologist, my focus is on consumer culture.  That's what I get paid for.  As a sub-set of that, i am particularly passionate about "street" culture:  the cultural conversations and sub-cultures that exist on the ground in areas with more dense populations (like cities) and the dialogues that happen outside of media.  In … Continue reading The Evolution of Street Culture To Fine Art: “You Are Not Banksy”

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The culture and art of clothing

I was at one of the many annual "fests" in my neighboring urban "hood" today that featured the usual of booze, art, foods on sticks and live local bands. As I was marveling at the aesthetic and subcultural wonderland that I had forgotten was one of my favorite things about summer, I stumbled across the … Continue reading The culture and art of clothing