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Blogs

Some of our favourite independent anthropology-related blogs, as recommended by our Imponderabilia Editors:

Space And Culture: http://www.spaceandculture.org/
A presentation of various places and spaces, often accompanied by photographs and/or videos, followed by a succinct cultural analysis.

INCITE: http://www.studioincite.com/
The ‘Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography’: For all those who wish to know what Foucault would say about Wireless Networks, or how social research can be used in the design on new technologies.

Interrogation Diaries: http://interrogationdiaries.blogspot.com/
This blog presents ‘an anthropologist’s take on torture and interrogation in the global war on terrorism’.

Urbi et Orbi: http://www.urbi-orbi.net/
Urbi et Orbi is a weblog made by a geographically wide group of curious culture lovers, dreamers and travellers interested in human society at large. Our vision of culture is anthropological and humanistic, with a specific curiosity for the micro level and the amazing (yet often overlooked) cultural material of the everyday, everywhere.

Anthro-Art: http://anthro-art.ning.com
A social networking site, looking at new directions in the anthropology of art. It has been set up by high school student, Natasha Piette, who lives in Austin, Texas but is interested in studying Anthropology at a UK University

Turiscopia: http://www.turiscopia.blogspot.com/
Turiscopia is a Spanish- and Catalan-language blog all about issues related to tourism and anthropology, run by a Working Group of the Catalan Institute of Anthropology.

Observatori de la Vida Quotidiana: http://www.ovq.cat/
Observatori de la Vida Quotidiana (the Observatory for Daily Life) is an organization based in Barcelona and concerned with the creation of content around the dynamics of contemporary social life, in collaboration with anthropologists, historians, audiovisual professionals, graphic artists and design experts.

The Innocent Anthropologist: http://www.innocentanthropologist.blogspot.com
The Innocent Anthropologist is a blog written by one of our Imponderabilia editors. Check it out for some lovely and honest writing on doing fieldwork for the first time as well as some gorgeous photography!

Pigeon Holed Politics: http://www.anieldnield.blogspot.com
As many of our readers will know, recent decisions to change how education and research is funded in the UK - particularly research in the social sciences - has sparked considerable debate, protest and discussion. This new blog chronicles some of the events leading up to the Parliamentary vote on university fees in December 2010 and subsequent actions.

"teh Excellents"

The 1st Annual Savage Minds Awarding of teh Excellents award ceremony was held on November 28, 2008 during the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting, unceremoniously, in the lobby of the Hilton, San Francisco. The idea of inaugurating an independent awards show at the AAA was born with the announcement that the AAA had gone Open Access. Existing users wanted to add a little fun to the conference as well as recognize the supporters of Open Access.

The awards went to:
Most Excellent Blog
Runner up: Anthropologi.info - http://www.antropologi.info/blog/anthropology/
Most Win: Culture Matters - http://culturematters.wordpress.com/
Most Excellent OA Journal
Runner Up: Cultural Analysis - http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~caforum/
Most Win: Anthopology Matters - http://www.anthropologymatters.com/
Most Excellent Blog or Journal that does not end in “Matters” (The Category formerly known as Most Excellent Unclassifiable Digital Thingamajob)
Runner Up: Digital Anthropology – http://mediatedcultures.net/
Most Win: Neuroanthropology - http://neuroanthropology.net/

You can find video coverage of this quite humorous event on the website: http://savageminds.org/2008/11/28/teh-excellents-awarding-ceremony