Updates

Every so often, I’ll write a bit about what’s going on with Anthrospin. Whether it’s upcoming events, scheduled shooting dates, tentative project release dates, trailers, or whatever. Those will get archived here. Because it’s just a good idea. Also, check for updates specific to ongoing major projects through the dropdown menu on the updates tab.


As the Year of the Apocalypse Comes to a Close— Finishing up this…peculiar year, I reflect on what happened versus what was expected, and rejoice a bit in accomplishments and the honing of skills.

The Search for NK #180–A semi-short video update on the cemetery project and how that’s coming along.

What Even is 2020?–In the strangest year we’ve seen in a very, very long time, I reflect on how Anthrospin has been impacted, and what to expect going forward (hint: it’s a lot)

Scrimshaw: a Whaling Story–This is the homepage for Scrimshaw, Anthrospin’s current and most complex documentary project to date.

Around the World in 30 Breads–The homepage for Anthrospin’s first cohesive series, this series will explore cultural history and diffusion through culinary traditions.

Anthrospin: the Podcast–Pedal Powered Anthropology’s “All Things Anthropology” podcast, Anthrospin will discuss new developments across the world of anthropology with loads of different experts.

Pedal for Pongo with the Audubon Society–on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Rhode Island Audubon Society will be screening Pedal for Pongo at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island. There may be tickets so admission TBA.

Pedal for Pongo at Dash Bicycle–on Sunday, October 20, 2019, Pedal for Pongo will be screening at Dash Bicycle. Time is TBD because we’re trying to work in a group ride, but it’s free and open to the public, and this is where the ride kicked off so we’re excited that it’s showing here.

Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution at the Hope Historical Society–On Saturday, November 9th, 2pm, the Hope Historical Society is hosted a screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. Free and open to the public but limited seating. Mark this as a turning point. With multiple confirmed screenings of two different films, Pedal Powered Anthropology is going to need a dedicated calendar/schedule soon.

Just like that, we’re closing out 2019–Just like it sounds, this is the post that brings us into the last few months of the year. I talk about what we’ve accomplished in 2019, and map out a loose plan for 2020.

Pedal for Pongo DVD Release!–September 1, 2019! Pedal for Pongo has been released to DVD for both home and institutional viewing! Check it out and buy twelve!

Pedal for Pongo PREMIERE Screening!–This is the event you’d all been waiting for for almost a year. Pedal Powered Anthropology’s latest documentary, Pedal for Pongo, premiered on Thursday, October 3 at 6pm. The screening will be held on the Rhode Island College campus, in Alger Hall room 110. As per usual, I’ll introduce the film and it will be followed by Q&A. This one is a bigger deal than most though, so you should go.

Pedal for Pongo Film Screening Event— On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 7-9pm the West Warwick Public Library will be screening Pedal for Pongo. As per usual, I’ll introduce the film and it will be followed by Q&A

Pedal for Pongo Trailer Release— On Monday, June 24, 2019, the trailer for the Pedal for Pongo documentary dropped. This is an exciting project for me, as it directly involved my wife, and I’m also starting to get a lot better at what I’m doing. Mark this as a turning point–I’m actually starting to enjoy what I produce 😀

Harmony Library Screening Event— On Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm, Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution was screened at the Harmony Library in Chepachet, Rhode Island. This event was a slightly different format, with the film being streamed instead of played from a dvd, and I talked a bit about the documentary on Pedal for Pongo. There were also be copies available for purchase.

As Early 2019 Draws to a Close— The State of things as the first quarter of 2019 finished up, and the day before shoving off on the Pedal for Pongo tour.

NEAA Annual MeetingCANCELLED DUE TO SNOW–On Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the North Eastern Anthropological Association annual meeting, I will be a part of a panel discussion on careers after graduation. I will be discussion the founding of Pedal Powered Anthropology and how my degree has shaped my perspectives going forward.

Coventry Greene Public Library Screening–On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm, the Coventry Greene Public Library hosted a screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. This venue was somewhere in between “cozy” and “luxurious.” It was the first screening that led to more screenings before I left (I had one lined up before the film even started). It was also the first time that the Q&A morphed into an audience discussion of industrial history. It was great.

Coventry Public Library Screening–On Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 7:00pm the Coventry Public Library hosted a screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. Free to the public.

Pedal for Pongo!— In 2019, my wife and I rode from Providence, Rhode Island to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to raise money for orangutan conservation. This page is the information hub where you can find links to all the everything related to it.

Bring on 2019! But…let me finish 2018 first.— A few months ago I shared an update about the end of 2018. This is an extension of that post going into some big plans for 2019.

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.

What to Expect for the End of 2018–Much like the post from exactly one year before this, this goes over how I feel things are going regarding my expectations going into 2018, as well as what you can all expect for the last few months of the year.

West Warwick Community Center Screening— the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society invited Pedal Powered Anthropology to screen Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution on Monday, September 28, 2018. The screening was at 7pm, and was followed by Q&A. Free Event. There was cake, coffee, and cookies, making this one of my favorite events so far.

A State of the Anthrospin for the First Quarter, 2018–At the end of 2017 I posted some updates about where Pedal Powered Anthropology was, and what directions I foresaw and hoped to take it. Here I revisit that and discuss some plans moving forward.

West Warwick Public Library screening of Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution— Monday, April 16, 2018, 7pm. Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution was screened at the West Warwick Public Library with Q & A following. This was a fairly impressive turnout, and DVD sales might mark a turning point for Anthrospin becoming self-sustaining.

Launch of the Anthrospin Webstore — March 5, 2018. The Pedal Powered Anthropology web store is up and ready for orders.

Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Adventure Series Talk –February 23, 2018. 7:00pm at Providence Recycle A Bike. Talked a bit about Anthrospin and we’ll watched Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution. Then some informal Q&A. Small venue in an inner city bike shop. Awesome place and great people. Free popcorn, free event. Free popcorn means this was actually better than free.

RIHS Valley Talk Series Screening –February 11, 2018. 1:30pm at the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. I was introduced and said a bit about Anthrospin, after Rhode Island’s Industrial Revolution was screened and I answered some questions afterward. Providence Journal coverage here. Free event.

Launch of the Blog and YouTube Channel –A 4 minute video talking about me sorting out my format and what kinds of content I want to create and deliver.

What to Expect for the Tail End of 2017 — Exactly what it says it is. Sort of a State of the Union for Anthrospin as 2017 came to a close.