The term “Transmedia” emerged in 1991 from a University of Southern California professor named Marsha Kinder. The term is an essential modern day marketing tool which has evolved over time and is influential in politics, news, entertainment, and pop culture in general. Basically, it means…
The path to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter is paved with painful training, deep dedication, and self-sacrifice. There are many who attempt to achieve a career in the organization, however, most will not be able to endure the process….
An Anthropology By the Wire article in the Winter issue of Human Organization: http://sfaa.metapress.com/content/v5x0205248427516/?p=e1137c79d2f1471bb7d0ee7831c0404a&pi=8
Samuel Gerald Collins
Matthew Slover Durington
As periodic crises in our field continue to make clear, ethical dilemmas are intrinsic to anthropology, and the problems we experience are not likely to be solved with the adoption of a particular code of ethics. We believe that’s a good thing—anthropology is first and foremost an ethical discipline, with every instance of fieldwork opening up onto a shifting and complex ethical landscape. This is certainly the case with what we are calling “networked anthropology,” an anthropology undertaken with community partners to produce and distribute ethnographic content through networked social media.
1. It’s about process. The point behind a networked anthropology is to articulate your work through the network, and that means posting up data, ideas and theories that are still in motion. The moment the book is printed, or the article published, then that process stops, and your work has been ossified—reified—into a singular, static work. Instead, networked anthropology takes a sometimes terrifying step into revealing ideas that are not fully formed.
2. It’s connected. What does it mean to be connected? It means more than just putting something up online.
This is a link to a Towson University news piece on the 2013 iteration of Anthropology by the Wire.