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This is a small python-coded game I made in an attempt to simulate Heideggerian “thrownness” in a virtual setting, with the player acting as Dasein. I know, right?


Clicking the picture leads to my redundant and inelegant code on the CodeSkulptor platform. To play the game, click the green skeuomorphic triangle symbol at the top left.


GWU Anthropology

where I learned how to do this stuff


Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

where you can read my article Policing the Fluff: The Social Construction of Scientistic Selves in Otherkin Facebook Groups


M/C Journal

where you can read my article Wandering in the City: Time, Memory, and Experience in Digital Game Space


Anthropological Quarterly (AQ)

where you can read my review of Donna Haraway's Staying with the Trouble

and also my review of Computer Games and the Social Imaginary, by Graeme Kirkpatrick


CaMP Anthropology

 Ilana Gershon's media and linguistic anth blog, where I took the page 99 test



a reading/synopsis blog I keep for my own use (or yours?)


Westphalia Press

     my former job as Director of Media and Publications


Acta Iassyensia Comparationis Journal

where you can read my article Bytes of Passage: Video Game Inhabitation as Ritual



more of me—briefly



even more of me—academically



still more of me—uselessly


Writing About Video Games class blog

The American Road Trip class blog

     the sites for two writing classes I taught at GWU


what's up in anthropology

The Geek Anthropologist

Call for Anthropological Speculative Fiction (Fri, 14 Feb 2020)
“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be...
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The Bitter Side of Cocoa Production (Thu, 13 Feb 2020)
An anthropologist works to give producers a voice in the chocolate industry, taking a lesson from high-end coffee, wine, and cheese. The post The Bitter Side of Cocoa Production appeared first on SAPIENS.
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Being Treated at Home Can Help People Save Money and Heal Faster (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
A new pilot program allowed people who would normally be hospitalized to stay home. Getty Images A new study found that the home hospital model can potentially improve care while reducing costs. The cost of care was nearly 40 percent lower. Trial participants receiving hospital care in their homes had a 70 percent lower rate […] The post Being Treated at Home Can Help People Save Money and Heal Faster appeared first on Johnpostill.com.
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(an answer) (Mon, 27 Jan 2020)
It’s dangerous to write and post when you have the flu. But I have been housebound since Friday and although my physical body is nowhere near ready to strike out into the world, my brain is ready to do more than just watch Parks and Recreation on repeat. So here we are. In May 2018 I asked “should I stay or should I go?” with respect to the discipline of anthropology. By that point I had been working in the {+}
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CaMP Anthropology

Judith T. Irvine and Susan Gal on their new book (Mon, 17 Feb 2020)
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/signs-of-difference/E69813363E4CD9927C6C8E1BD2FC3011 Interview by Hannah McElgunn Hannah McElgunn: Signs of Difference begins with analyses that draw from long term ethnographic engagement in two very different places: Bóly, a town in Southwest Hungary, and a rural, Wolof-speaking town in Senegal. How has … Continue reading →
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