The Chrysler Peapod, The Reason Innovation Gets a Bad Name

I believe the time of the electric vehicle is drawing near. It makes a lot of sense: we already have the ubiquitous infrastructure for “fueling” - any electric socket -, can be recharged with renewable energy, and does not have the fear factor some people have about driving around with a tank of hydrogen in … Continue reading The Chrysler Peapod, The Reason Innovation Gets a Bad Name

The growing work of anthropologists with the military parallels the evolution of design anthropology – 15 years later…

Lord knows I would welcome much stronger examination of the credentials of people that claim to be social scientists / anthropologists that are working in the military. There is the potential for the development of an excellent sub-discipline of anthropologists doing direct applied work for various forms of the federal government and the military (which … Continue reading The growing work of anthropologists with the military parallels the evolution of design anthropology – 15 years later…

Ordinary People Project – Roger from Yukon Territory

I met Roger, a master carver, while staying at Nugget City, Yukon. Enjoy! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRS2gfXd9MI

I like celebrities that turn out to be, well… normal.

Jodi Foster is one. She seems normal because she aggressively stays out of the public eye. This is interesting given that Howards Huges self-imposed isolation was seen as anything but normal. On the other hand, that seems to have been borne out. Lately I have been reading the blog WWdN: In Exile. This is the … Continue reading I like celebrities that turn out to be, well… normal.

Robert Thomas: First Nations Carver and Dancer. Ordinary People Project

I met Robert (and his mother Florence from the previous episode) at the Lil'wat Pow-Wow in Mount Currie, BC. We talk about Carving and Dancing here. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghO_y4Hkgws

Ordinary People Project – Florence, First nations Singer, Drummer and Dancer

Interview with Florence Thomas, a First Nations singer, drummer and dancer, during the Lil'wat pow-wow in June of 2009. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XmB_VhT9Ps

Episode Three of the Ordinary People Project: Cara from Pemberton

This is Episode Three of the Ordinary people project. You can see the previous episodes here and join the OPP group on Facebook. Introducing Cara httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qy_a_EaUw0

Ordinary People Project – Episode Two: Dave in Pemberton

Dave is a fellow I met in a local bar in Pemberton, BC and agreed to be my first interview, its just took some time to get it together!

The Ordinary People Project – Episode One: Gord in Pemberton

This is the first episode of the Ordinary People Project, Gord from Pemberton, BC.  Thanks Good! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx9pxLw4xJo

The Ordinary People Project

I am taking a few months off to drive to Alaska and have conversations with the random people that I meet along the way. I'm calling it The Ordinary People Project because the primary part of the fun is turning the idea of celebrity on its head. After doing a short conversation with someone, I … Continue reading The Ordinary People Project