Cyborg Anthropology

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist. The TED Website explains: Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on “external brains” (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? […]

Breaking Up in a Digital Age

Illana Gershon of Indiana University appeared at WBEZ91.5 and discussed some the finding presented at her book, The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media: When anthropologist Illana Gershon interviewed her Indiana University students as part of her research on social media and relationships, she posed this question to one of her classes: If you and your […]

More Anthropology Blogs

Anthropology Report provides an extensive collection of anthropological blogs: Anthropology boasts rich and varied blogs. Veteran anthropology blogs feature deep content and now have a history of stimulating commentary. Sophisticated newcomers have joined the field, demonstrating the importance of the online form. There are blogs from each of anthropology’s four fields and at the intersections […]

Creativity in an Age of Connectivity

Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist working for Intel: “MOBILE phone use and instant access to the internet from almost anywhere could be stifling creativity, according to Australian born cultural anthropologist, Genevieve Bell. “I wonder if it means we don’t have enough time to imagine things”, Ms Bell told “I think there’s something really powerful about […]