Time

By Denisa Botescu • BSc Anthropology Street art in Buenos Aires, Barracas neighbourhood (Source: Kaja Seruga) Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river which sweeps me along but I am the river; it is a tiger which mangles me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which… Continue reading Time

The Spaces of Anthropology in France and the UK

By Elie Danziger • MSc Medical Anthropology Galerie de l'Homme at the Musée de l'Homme, Paris. Source: Musée de l'Homme 20th of June, 2018. Three days later, the UK celebrates the second anniversary of its decision to leave the EU. Less than a month later, France wins the football World Cup, and the English swallow… Continue reading The Spaces of Anthropology in France and the UK

Co-Presence Technologies (part 3): Music concerts and the evolution of lights

By Elad Ben Elul • MSc Digital Anthropology (alumnus) This three-part post series about co-presence technologies started by introducing the assumption that digital communication tools are meant to bridge people who are far away from each other. I countered this assumption by discussing the digital game “Heads Up” as a technology that mediates and enhances people who… Continue reading Co-Presence Technologies (part 3): Music concerts and the evolution of lights

Co-Presence Technologies (part 2): Praying together in a digital age

By Elad Ben Elul • MSc Digital Anthropology (alumnus) In the previous post I discussed the importance of analysing and designing co-presence technologies. I argued that these technologies help us think beyond the convention that communication tools are only meant to bridge people across geographic distances. In this post I will further elaborate on the importance… Continue reading Co-Presence Technologies (part 2): Praying together in a digital age

Towards the “Complete Chimpanzee”

By Volker Sommer • Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology The Gashaka Primate Project in Nigeria keeps embattled wildlife in the news – whether uplifting or gloomy. Founded 20 years ago by Volker Sommer, the project's field research is particularly important to better understand our closest living relatives. Chimpanzee infant – looking into an uncertain future Researching… Continue reading Towards the “Complete Chimpanzee”

Co-Presence Technologies (part 1): How “Heads Up” prevents awkward silence

By Elad Ben Elul • MSc Digital Anthropology (alumnus) Smartphones are predominantly studied as technologies that bridge geographical distance What role do technological tools play in our lives? from the spears, wheels and fire torches of ancient civilisations, and up until the iPhones, tablets, and laptops of today, technology aims to enhance our physical and… Continue reading Co-Presence Technologies (part 1): How “Heads Up” prevents awkward silence