It's now the end of April, 2018. I don't know how. Pedal Powered Anthropology is plugging along, and I can't believe how it's taken off. Looking back at my post on the end of 2017, I've kept fairly well within expectations, and honestly...pretty well beyond expectations in many cases. The Mill Project, as it was … Continue reading 2018 Has Been an Unexpected Year.
Author: Everyday Anthropology
An Evening with Eva Kor
I had heard of Eva Kor a few years earlier in her documentary entitled, "Forgiving Dr. Mengele," which, if you're aware of who Dr. Mengele was, is a pretty audacious title. Dr. Mengele was the infamous Nazi doctor of Auschwitz concentration/death camp during the Holocaust. His name rose to prominence because of the grotesque experiments he would perform on the prisoners at the camp. His favorite subject was twins. He is also known as the Angel of Death.
Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution
This article is more or less the written account of my documentary film entitled Rhode Island's Industrial Revolution: The Rise and Fall of an Empire. So if you've seen that and aren't much of a reader, there's not a whole lot of new information here. However, there is a bit more discussion about things that would have been rambling in the film. There are also images that you can look at at your own pace, rather than how I decided you get to see them in the film. All of my research references will be provided through links at the bottom of this article.
So…Just What is Anthropology, Anyway?
This post is a general overview of the science and four fields of American anthropology. It's a rework of an old post, and intended as a companion read to this video. It's a bit more specific than the video, so if you saw the video and want a bit more information without getting inundated by … Continue reading So…Just What is Anthropology, Anyway?
It’s Time to Visit Nathanael Greene
I've commuted from Providence to Coventry, Rhode Island for work for almost 12 years now. For probably 8 of those 12 years, it's been with varying frequency on bike. For about 2 of those 8 years, it's been pretty much always on bike. For the entire time, I'd been passing signs for the Nathanael Greene … Continue reading It’s Time to Visit Nathanael Greene
That Time I Got to See Jane Goodall
Sitting in a pretty packed auditorium, I reflected on the last couple of days. Some rather fortuitous Facebook browsing combined with the generosity of my old department chair/honors advisor, Mary Baker, as well as some of her colleagues who managed to get ahold of tickets before they were openly available to the public had … Continue reading That Time I Got to See Jane Goodall
What to Expect for the Tail End of 2017
Somehow we're almost done with 2017. As the year comes to a close and Pedal Powered Anthropology approaches the 6 month mark, I want to share what I'd like to accomplish by the end of the year, as well as what you all can expect going into 2018. Obviously I intend to build my audience … Continue reading What to Expect for the Tail End of 2017
So What’s Up With That Peruvian Mummy Anyway?
So part of the Pedal Powered Anthropology project is to help laypeople better understand science. Particularly anthropology and its subfields, but since anthropology can conceivably cover anything ever, it's all fair game as far as I'm concerned. So let's start now. Hoaxes and pseudoscience aren't unfamiliar topics, and I'm pretty confident that anyone who finds … Continue reading So What’s Up With That Peruvian Mummy Anyway?
The Cost of 2.81 Seconds
This is an old post, based on a study I did in a research methods course during my undergrad. Don't let "undergrad" scare you, I went a bit overboard with this project, and it's worth reading and considering. Some stuff has changed since doing this study, and I'm working on editing it accordingly. It's posted … Continue reading The Cost of 2.81 Seconds
Welcome to the Pedal Powdered Antropolgy blog! Pedal Powdered Anthropology is a multifaceted project that aims to bring profound travel experiences to a local level while simultaneously making science and academia more relatable. I am presently based in Rhode Island, so most of my projects will focus on this state and the overall New England … Continue reading Welcome!!