Category: Anthropology

On aural experiences

Suffice to say, just like everyone, I tend to get sucked into an overthinking spiral over something sometimes with no significance at all e.g. why is Chipotle not pronounced as Aristotle, or compote like Capote, or what’s the political economy of Agrabah etc. And today I was reminded that a lot of times we only […]

Digital archiving & big dick data

I find it quite amusing, but also quite happy when my friends came to me to ask about what app I use to document and organise my work or notes, knowing how much of a radical organiser that I am. Among the first questions I would often ask is, “what would you want to use […]

On evil eye and envy

(Background: A few days earlier, in a community I joined I have come to a realisation that someone was unhappy about what I wrote, citing that we need to write more about “slices of life” like “coming home from work and watching YouTube”. I would normally let it go, but the fact that she made […]

Anthropology of social media

I’m in the middle of this online course called Why We Post : The Anthropology of Social Media.┬áThe course is constructed based on a 15-month ethnographic work in fieldsites such as Brazil, Chile, industrial and rural China, England, Italy, Trinidad and Turkey. What’s super interesting about the course is that it does not only explore […]