Undergrad Seminar: Time Management

Here we are in the 2nd half of the academic year. If the 1st half got off to a rocky start, maybe this is a good time to talk about time management. Not the "The 7 habits of that smugly overambitious go-getter" variety. This is aimed more at the "How can I squeeze school into … Continue reading Undergrad Seminar: Time Management

When do IEDs quit being IEDs? Why are we still treating insurgent munitions as folk arts?

I started as a university student, I was studying folklore and material culture, and IED’s certainly qualify as material culture that has the potential to tell you something beyond basic forensics. In this entry I am looking at IEDs using the language of business, innovation and ___________ ? The idea is to see what insights … Continue reading When do IEDs quit being IEDs? Why are we still treating insurgent munitions as folk arts?

EPIC 2012 Call for Submissions

If you have never been to EPIC or submitted for it, it is a great conference for anthropologists, engineer, designers, government types, or anyone else interested in how to bring user experience into the decision making process. Here is the notice: You can access it on the website here: http://epiconference.com/2012/ To join the EPIC mailing … Continue reading EPIC 2012 Call for Submissions

Another year, another round of blogging…

It is no surprise to anyone that has read this blog in the past that am an applied anthropologist, particularly work that I consider directly applied.  By that I mean the use of anthropological theory and method as a tool to move the goals of an organization further. Applied anthropology that focuses on studying the … Continue reading Another year, another round of blogging…