Online classes began with a training session on Tuesday, followed by a missed inhouse class on Photography and Anthropology and a seminar on Academic Writing on Friday.
Next week the classes begin for real, with Ethnographic Film and Digital Anthropology. I’ve read up on Robert Flaherty and watched Nanook of the North, which will be discussed in Unit 1 on Tuesday. As for Digital Anthropology, we have just got access to the readings, so I haven’t looked into them yet. And I’m still a bit overwhelmed by the amount of material to read in Qualitative Methods. Even so, I kept to my favourite Spradley.
My Japanese got a boost when K and I took up our tandem trainings. Three mornings this week I came by him on my way to the studio.
In addition, S has begun taking German classes, so I’m helping him every evening, teaching him accusative, dative and genitive the way I was taught it in junior high.
Got a flat on my bike last night, so I took a Berlkönig for the first time.
- Spradley, James P. (1980): Chapter Two: Ethnography for What? P. 13-25 in Participant Observation.
- Unit 8: Interviewing. CMS overview.
Ethnographic Film, Unit 2: The Camera as a Research Tool
- Ruby, Jay (2000): Researching with a Camera: The Anthropologist as Picture Taker. P. 41-66 in Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology.
- Intermediate Japanese. Review of Chapter 10.
- Memrise: 71,900
- 2136 Jōyō Kanji by Grade, level 16 → 640 of 2136 kanji learned
- NEW! Conversation: 3 meetings with K (1h + ca 45 min + 30 min).
Today I met with an informant that I want to interview. Let’s call him ”A”, since he’s my very first informant. He was not prepared to be recorded today, but we might do it next week or sometime soon.
- The Economist: Arabic, a great language, has a low profile
- The Economist: A visionary abstract artist finally gets her due
- The Economist: Angela Merkel will step down as head of her party
- The Economist: A massacre in Pittsburgh illustrates America’s disunity
- The Economist: Obituary: Pik Botha
- Committee to Protect Journalists: How the Saudis may have spied on Jamal Khashoggi
- The Independent: Jony Ive interview: Apple design guru on how he created the new iPad – and the philosophy behind it
- BBC: What is ‘primitive technology’ and why do we love it?
- Süddeutsche Zeitung: Der Asphalt gehört den Radfahrern
- Tagesspiegel: Die Straße bitte im Sprint überqueren
- Morgenpost: Taxivereinigung und BVG streiten über Berlkönig
Film and video
- Jordan Peterson on Skavlan (39 min)
- The School of Life: The Danger of Being Too Polite in Love (4 min)
- Apple Special Event. October 30, 2018.
- Parker Walbeck: How to Shoot an Interview