Tag Archive: Anthropology

January 30th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

It often takes creative minds to change the design of materials or the landscape without changing the function in order to lure people into using the material or the space more effectively.  A group of people redesign the staircase at a subway station to attract people to walking up and down the stairs than to […]

January 21st, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Remember those days when we wanted to make copies of documents, we had to take them to an office center or the time before we many of us were born, documents were copied by hand.  Nowadays, we have little copy machines known as scanners in our homes.  CAD printers also known as 3D printers can […]

January 20th, 2011 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Last Monday, I attended a lecture called Affirmative Objects by Glenn Adamson who is Deputy Head of Research and Head of Graduate Studies at Albert and Victoria Museum.  He brought up a particular thought-provoking point in the lecture that motivated me to write a blog entry.  He discussed the differences between machine-made products and craftsmanship […]

January 2nd, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Nestled in the basement of Museum of London, is an extraordinary exhibit called “London Futures,” which is being held from October 1, 2010 until March 6, 2011.  Illustrators, Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones, created a series of photographic images of what London could become in hundreds of years down the road as long as if […]

November 17th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

The Coming of Age in Second Life by Tom Boellstorff is not just for those who are tech geeks or gamers.  When I started reading the book, I first thought that doing anthropological field work in Second Life was tacky.  I couldn’t imagine the idea of sitting in front of a computer and immersing myself […]