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Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! We viewed “We Exist: Beyond the Binary” and had a great discussion afterwards. Thanks to for being part of the conversation! •

Did you know? Do you ever wonder what the world would be like if Neanderthals still lived among us? 😯

Next Nonday we will talk about the nuclear from a perspective 🌍with . She will give a lecture to fellows & to anyone interested in In streaming: 25/2 at 7pm CET

Creating spaces for our students to use their bodies in their learning and research can help them have fun, deal with fears and writers block, orient themselves and experience joy great podcast interview with

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Our Digital Selves Official Teaser #1
[*** full feature film is here ***] Guided by principal investigators Tom Boellstorff and Donna ZImmerman Davis, ...

This documentary is fascinating to watch. I’ve pasted the trailer here; the movie itself is also available on YouTube. I cried a few times, I was so happy to see the difference this was making for people.

I don’t post a lot of my own archaeology stuff but here’s some of the things I’ve been doing in my curation and collections class: rebagging! This stuff hasn’t been touched since the 70s and one of the other grad students is using it for their thesis so we’re helping him out by sorting through the materials and rebagging it cuz they come in all kinds of containers such as (but not limited to) old film canisters (pictured above), medicine bottles, weird plastic vials, and sandwich baggies (non ziploc kind/fold over sandwich bags).

Anthro Notes: Turing test

Turing test (1950) is completely predicated on the idea that it is possible, for a human being, to distinguish between the man and the woman based on the content of their answers without seeing or hearing them. Then in Turing’s thought experiment, the computer replaces the man, and the man replaces the woman, and the interrogator is continuing asking them questions.

Some machines as of now already pass or would pass Turing rest, but then some humans no doubt wouldn’t.

If Turing test was permanent and required humanlike presence at every second to produce humanlike reaction, we would all fail it.

One thing a lot of the public don’t take into account when considering cultural myths is children. Like most cultures have some kind of monster that punishes naughty children who wander too far. Or they have stories that teach children important moral foundations of that society. We don’t actually believe fairytales and santa claus are real, but we want to believe that other cultures are ‘mystical’ or more religious than us, so we assume they believe every myth is literal.


Tragically, this isn’t an episode about mushrooms. Well, it sort of is. It’s zombie time! Fast, Slow, Virus, Parasite, which zombie is your favorite?