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This Anthro Life is a round-table conversation offering a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on all things people, from objects and ideas to the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From producers Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins in Boston, MA. Learn more at https://thisanthrolife.com

This Anthro Life is a round-table conversation offering a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on all things people, from objects and ideas to the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From producers Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins in Boston, MA. Learn more at https://thisanthrolife.com
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This Anthro Life is a round-table conversation offering a unique cross cultural and time spanning perspective on all things people, from objects and ideas to the countless possibilities encountered in everyday global life. From producers Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins in Boston, MA. Learn more at https://thisanthrolife.com

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Episodes

Weaving Social Fabric: The Craft of African Fashion

12/10/2018
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move , an audio collaboration from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association and This Anthro Life Podcast In the US, fashion has been relegated to large impersonal retail spaces and increasingly online stores. Fashion in the US, as many know all too well, is transactional. The sense of community one has through clothing is often expressed through style though it is exceedingly rare for truly deep...

Duration:00:43:54

Sharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector

11/9/2018
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“I hope that more people will listen to more music outside of their own little comfort zone. I think that we enrich ourselves, we are better human beings when you open up your heart to other cultures, other music, to other worlds to other points of view. Because ultimately, as I said in the very beginning, we’re all the same. We’re all humans, and we all can connect in different ways with the things that we like. But, when we see it through the eyes of a different person. Then we better...

Duration:00:38:56

Sharing Sonic Space - This Anthro Life

11/8/2018
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“I hope that more people will listen to more music outside of their own little comfort zone. I think that we enrich ourselves, we are better human beings when youContinue readingSharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector The post Sharing Sonic Space: Music as Home, Soul and Connector appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:38:56

Art is a Movement

10/9/2018
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Welcome to CultureMade: Heritage Enterprise in a World on the Move, an audio collaboration series from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Anthropological Association and This Anthro Life Podcast. Join hosts Adam Gamwell, Leslie Walker and Ryan Collins as they explore what it means to craft, form, and make culture in a world defined by movement, migration, and changing borders. Step into behind the scenes conversations and candid interviews from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival....

Duration:00:35:54

Art is a Movement - This Anthro Life

10/9/2018
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“Money cannot be the reason why you make art. Artwork can be sold and should be sold because artists need to make a living. But they should not, and shouldContinue readingArt is a Movement The post Art is a Movement appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:35:54

EPIC Evidence with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury

9/19/2018
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This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. Taking center stage at this year's Annual EPIC Conference. “Evidence” is a subject of increasing social importance in today’s political climate. What constitutes evidence and when it is found to be credible all have far-reaching consequences. Because of this, practicing anthropologists are exploring concerns of and around evidence through experimentation, new...

Duration:00:56:31

EPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury - This Anthro Life

9/19/2018
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Exploring Evidence This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. Taking center stage at this year’s Annual EPIC Continue readingEPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury The post EPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury appeared first on This Anthro Life.

Duration:00:56:31

The Awe is Shared: Evolution and Public Science with Andrea Eller - This Anthro Life

8/17/2018
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Andrea Eller is a biological anthropologist driven by a question of how do our bodies continue to react to things today? In other words, how does evolution continue to impact us and why is this important? To address this, Andrea Eller looks at how bodies respond and adapt to circumstances of chronic stresses. The stresses that Eller looks at, however, are both physiological and social. Not only does Andrea postulate explanations to account for change over time in relation to more visible...

Duration:00:18:17

The Awe is Shared: Evolution and Public Science with Andrea Eller - This Anthro Life

8/17/2018
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Andrea Eller is a biological anthropologist driven by a question of how do our bodies continue to react to things today? In other words, how does evolution continue to impact us and why is this important? To address this, Andrea Eller looks at how bodies respond and adapt to circumstances of chronic stresses. The stresses that Eller looks at, however, are both physiological and social. Not only does Andrea postulate explanations to account for change over time in relation to more visible...

Duration:00:36:58

Its Only an Evil Cactus if Donkeys Chase You: Ethics and Psychedelics with Hamilton Morris - This Anthro Life

7/23/2018
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When TAL first interviewed Hamilton Morris, it was shortly after he and his production team had finished season 1 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopoeia. Now, Morris has completed two seasons of his critically acclaimed show on VICE. This time on TAL, Morris has a more reflective tone. With Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins, Morris shares his experiences as a filmmaker in traditional and counter-culture environments. These experiences have given Morris a unique window into psychedelics, underground...

Duration:00:38:52

Tech Ethnography, Data and Social Justice w/ Dr. Tricia Wang - This Anthro Life

7/10/2018
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Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, Dr. Wang is obsessed with how technology and humans shape each other. In her own words, she wants to know, “How do the tools we use enable us to do more of what humans do, like socializing, emoting, and collaborating? And how do human perspectives shape the technology we build and how we use it?” Said differently, Dr. Tricia Wang’s expertise inhabits a gray space...

EPIC Innovation w/ Dr. Alexandra Mack - This Anthro Life

6/1/2018
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Welcome back listeners! Adam and Ryan have taken some time away as of late to finish and defend their dissertations. Now that Ryan is done, and Adam defends in just one week (so close!), TAL is getting back into gear with new content in the development and production stages. Now, another key detail, several episodes recorded earlier this spring are also on their way. Some of these are guest interviews (including a second interview with Hamilton Morris of HBO’s VICE and Hamilton’s...

Duration:00:46:26

Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding - This Anthro Life

4/30/2018
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Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in Philadelphia. We presented as part of the New Methods, Interventions And Approaches session. Our paper title was Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding. You can read it below. The session was recorded for the SfAA Podcasting project. You can listen to it...

Duration:00:19:31

Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino - This Anthro Life

4/11/2018
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On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Countee and by a very special guest, Valorie Aquino. They joined us to talk about the 2017 March for Science. Valorie is one of the key organizing 30’s something scientists who helped make the 2017 march a reality. As she conveys in this episode, doing so was no easy task. This required countless late nights, missed social occasions, hours of frustration, and...

Duration:00:44:50

Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de Novais - This Anthro Life

2/14/2018
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Welcome listeners to the second installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new to the show, This Anthro Life (TAL) was launched as a scholar-practitioner program designed to bring anthropological and social science research and thinking to interdisciplinary and public audiences. The original idea behind the podcast is to use our skill sets and toolkits as anthropologists to translate and...

Duration:00:55:52

#MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe - This Anthro Life

2/9/2018
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Welcome to Story Slamming Anthropology. This series features both innovative narrative and audio performance drawing on the deep toolkit and methods of anthropology. The goal with Story Slamming Anthropology is to invoke the public facing spirit of Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, Melville Herskovits and many others to speak to 21st century concerns from a comparative perspective in clear language. The narratives here are based on juxtapositions, seemingly counter- or non- intuitive linking’s of...

Duration:00:20:22

Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in Industry w/ Natalie Hanson - This Anthro Life

1/31/2018
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Design and anthropology have been seen together with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how do design and anthropology fit together in relation to industry? And, how does this pairing create insight? Adam and Matt (a guest host at This Anthro Life) are joined by Dr. Natalie Hanson to explore these questions and more. Dr. Hanson has been working at the intersection of business strategy, technology, social sciences, and design for nearly 20 years. This gives her a relatively...

Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1 - This Anthro Life

1/15/2018
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Welcome listeners to the first installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new to the show, This Anthro Life (TAL) was launched as a scholar-practitioner program designed to bring anthropological and social science research and thinking to interdisciplinary and public audiences. The original idea behind the podcast was to use our skill sets and toolkits as anthropologists to translate and...

Duration:00:36:26

Encounters Unforeseen: A Bicultural Retelling of 1492 with Andrew Rowen - This Anthro Life

12/13/2017
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In this Conversations episode, This Anthro Life hosts Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins are joined by author Andrew Rowen to discuss his new novel, Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold. Coming in the months trailing the 525th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s (or Cristobal Colon’s) voyage to the America’s, Rowen’s novel seeks to add some much needed depth to the modern myths on the subject. Encounters Unforeseen doesn’t start at the (in)famous voyage, or even in Europe. Instead, The drama...

Duration:00:52:28

Coming to Our Senses - This Anthro Life

11/27/2017
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In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins explore the subject of sensory ethnography – a focus in anthropology that tends to deemphasize the written word to explore visual, acoustic, and other sensory perceptions. Today, researchers explore senses increasing in the media through virtual simulations, visual and auditory stimuli that cause different reactions (fostering disorientation or meditative states), and of course art. But, how we perceive the...

Duration:00:30:23