Social Cognition As A Tool For Ethnography

Social Cognition As A Tool For Ethnography

The ethnography is the staple of anthropological fieldwork, since it is the distillation of the anthropologist’s experience while carrying out participant observation within a culture. Ever since post-modernism, the value of the ethnography has come into question as an accurate – albeit static –representation of culture. One of the main issues is the question as […] more…
Which Came First?

Which Came First?

As I was thinking about the age old question (to which I have my own answer), I applied it to something near and dear to my heart, music and my iPod. As of late I have been appreciating the tenets of Agile as a method for innovation more and more. The concept of fail often, […] more…
The Journey Towards A Career As Ritual — A Brief Exploration Of The Ritualization Of The Journey Towards A Career By Way Of Victor Turner

The Journey Towards A Career As Ritual — A Brief Exploration Of The Ritualization Of The Journey Towards A Career By Way Of Victor Turner

There are a great many things that can be said to be ritual. There are the native and tribal rituals that we so often read about in ethnological accounts, and the religious rituals that some of us participate in on weekends – sometimes on weekends for those more committed. There are those rituals that we […] more…
Presenting to executives with CIA

Presenting to executives with CIA

One of the things that I love most about working in a large organization, is the availability of tremendous amounts of knowledge and wisdom that lies in pockets of people throughout the vast expanse of human resources. Much like tide pools by the shore, in these individuals you can find a rich spectrum of experience, […] more…
Content as enabler

Content as enabler

One of the things that I have noticed as of late is that a lot of the literature out there talks about the importance of good content in terms of fulfilling objectives for your target audiences. I would like to build on that. When I think of content, I like to think of it as […] more…
Creating is good for the soul

Creating is good for the soul

 As I sat on the couch this morning, I began to realize that a general sense of wellness arise within me as I played guitar. Then I began to realize that I get that same sense of well-being when I paint, write, or play other musical instruments. In other words, when I create. So what […] more…
Users vs. Clients

Users vs. Clients

The Netizens that contribute to the web typically refer to those who consume our contributions as users. I recall attending a workshop with Edward Tufte in which he commented on the fact that there are only two industries that refer to their clientele as users, the web, and the illicit drug industry. These days, relationships […] more…
VAMPIRES: FROM ACADEMIA TO MAINSTREAM

VAMPIRES: FROM ACADEMIA TO MAINSTREAM

While this article is meant to highlight the topic of vampires as discussed in both academic and mainstream published media, it is by far not a complete overview of the topic, as the research databases are replete with all manner of entries on vampires, vampirism, and the ilk. I think that at this point it […] more…
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