Tags : anthropology

Come Have Coffee With Me! And Support Arts Education!

              Join me for The Great Coffee Date Come have coffee with ‘The Rockstar Anthropologist’ and do some good! Tuesday, April 7th, I’ll be spending a couple hours at Daily Press Coffee Shop in Brooklyn, and I would love to chat with you over coffee! If having coffee with […]Read More

Virtual Autopsy Table

The Interactive Institute in collaboration with Norrköping Visualization Center and Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization has developed a table that will allow you to take a walk through the human body, virtually. Known as both the Virtual Autopsy Table and Inside Explorer Table, the interactive work station was originally developed to enhance postmortem forensic investigations. Release […]Read More

How Am I 'Culture'?

Anthropology has many goals. When we really begin to deconstruct and think about what those goals and aims are, the scope of those goals actually seem a bit absurd. However, I’m going to try and simplify a couple of them for the purposes of presenting a point. Anthropology is chiefly concerned with what is means to […]Read More

Gifts for Culture and Macabre Lovers: The Sweet Edition

I tend to look for ANY excuse to celebrate. Valentine’s Day is no exception! Sometimes I bring cupcakes to class, candies to work, take my mom out for dinner, or treat myself to something nice. I’ve also had the flu this week. So when I was lucid, that meant internet surfing Check out some neat […]Read More

Why I Won’t Be Adopting #AllLivesMatter…

Because this is a given… All Lives Matter to me, anyway. However, as I consider the racially tense events of the past few months, the mainstream media response (or lack there of) to the killings in Nigeria, the symbolic political gesture that included many world leaders in response to the murders at Charlie Hebdo, the newspaper […]Read More

The 2014 Rockstar Anthro Year End Review!

From the time I thought of starting this blog, I’ve had a few false starts, but 2014 was my first full year as ‘The Rockstar Anthropologist’ and it was AWESOME! Here a few of my favorite posts! My Favorite in a Series I have to start with my first series of posts. I did a 4 […]Read More

The 'Rockstar Anthro' Round Up!: A Recap of Stuff That

These were our top viewed social media posts this past week We Can’t Breathe! Protests denouncing police brutality and the structural violence and inequalities that has plagued Black American communities since the creation of the U.S. continued throughout the nation. NYC held the ‘Million March’, which drew tens of thousands of people together in a […]Read More

Gift Guide for Anthropologists

Ever since I started college, as the years increase, my gift lists get more practical- books, office supplies, coffee gift cards… However, I wanted to put together a list of items that are both practical and fun! I also threw in some things that are just nice. I tried to stick to small, independently own businesses. […]Read More

The Bones of Monsters: Mutants (Part 3)

This is the last in my series on the The Bones of Monsters! When you think “mutant” do you think about ninja turtles or perhaps the sewer creatures of New New York? The term mutant has often been associated with supernatural, extraordinary or deviant characteristics that change ones biology so much that they are either consider […]Read More

The Bones of Monsters: Witches (Part 2)

I was in middle school when “The Craft” came out. The movie went as follows: A high school girl transfers into a seedy Hollywood high school and meets 3 outcasts. They befriend her as they soon discover that she may contain some magic and would be the perfect addition to complete their ‘circle’ (coven?). Anyway, the […]Read More

The Bones of Monsters: Vampires (Part1)

A few days ago, an article began to circulate about a medieval burial that revealed evidence that the people of the time and area had laid a vampire to rest. This is exciting for all parties involved! Even if the archaeological aspect of the story doesn’t get you worked up, vampires have been a significant part of our […]Read More

'He's Not Sleep Walking; He Thinks He's Dead': Walking Corpse

A few weeks ago, I was power streaming the television series ‘Scrubs’, and in one episode they had a patient who was walking around the ficitional Sacred Heart hospital and saying whacky things. His diagnosis? “He thinks he’s dead. He has Cotard’s Syndrome”. My next question was, “Is that an actual thing?” And, so, research […]Read More

Happening Now! Remote Cyborg Camp @ MIT

MIT media lab is hosting a CyborgCamp as a way to explore the future relationships between humans and technology. The best part is that they will be Livestreaming the event from their site. Here’s a link: Livestream and Chat Let’s watch, participate and discuss!Read More

Bone and the Disease: The Rachitic Pelvis

Disease often leaves its mark deeply imprinted on the skeleton. Sometimes this can be very difficult to see and will require a highly trained or skilled eye. However, many times, bone remodeling can be clearly visible and provide a host of information that will give a history of the way a person lived and died. […]Read More