The first update on the state of things for 2019, I discuss current projects, upcoming ideas, and how I generally plan to keep improving Anthrospin.
Getting Spinning: A How-To Guide
A basic guide for the individual interested in cycling, with a bias towards versatility.
The Future of Paleontology in a Global, Digital World.
Technology potentially allows more researchers than ever before to access more materials than dreamed of just a few decades ago. The push to make that access open source is there. Which way should we go with that information?
The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat
Content Warning! The following contains graphic description and images depicting butchering and hide work. It's early 2013. Not super early 2013, but definitely at least the first half. Honestly it could even be the second half of 2012. You see, goats care not for things like years. Today started like most days. … Continue reading The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat
Excuse Me, Could You Spare a Moment to Talk About Anthropology?
In the wake of the death of missionary John Allen Chau, I talk about the history of colonialism, its effects on indigenous peoples, and the need to respect their wishes.
Bring on 2019! But…let me finish 2018 first.
As 2018 comes to a close, I reflect on what I've accomplished and what I've got planned for 2019, all of which is more exciting than anything Anthrospin has done before.
Yesterday Was a Big Day for Scrimshaw
A summary of a full day of exciting research for Scrimshaw: A Whaling Story. Ships logs, skeletons, scrimshaw, and ceremonies. It was a big day.
Two Centuries of Loss in One Night.
This past Sunday, September 2, 2018, a fire broke out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Built in a centuries old Palace, the museum had celebrated it's bicentennial celebration in June.
Everyone’s a Victim of Their Time!
The idea of people being "victims of their time," and why I think that's both limited and fallacious, as well as why I think it could also be very well suited to anthropological thought...when taken literally.
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