1. Field Essays, Account of things that happened (teaser)


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    Teaser video for a unique VINYL BOOK about the wonderful work of designer Brynjar Sigurðarson (IS) and his curious encounter with anthropologist Tim Ingold (UK). The book is edited by design researcher Sophie Krier, published by Dutch project Space Onomatopee, and designed by ÉricandMarie, a graphic designer duo from Paris. Included in this book are a conversation with anthropologist Tim Ingold on the origin of things, as well as a 12-inch vinyl for which Sigurðarson has collected, recorded, and mixed stories on musical soundscapes. A selection of previously unpublished drawings and writings will thrill amateurs of hand-made details, myths, darkness, isolation, micro-history, memory, stones, animals, and the supernatural. Instinctively bridging the fields of design and anthropology, industrial manufacturing and craftsmanship, Brynjar Sigurðarson has built a rich body of work over the past five years. His way of working can perhaps best be compared to the attitude of a hunter on a constant lookout for the unusual, becoming one with the very world he’s studying. The book is the third publication of an on-going research entitled Field Essays, which explores the tactile world of design thinking and making, and was initiated by Sophie Krier in 2008. Next to periodical books, Field Essays takes the form of exhibitions, debates and educational workshops. www.fieldessays.net

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    • Graphic Anthropology


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      Observations on homo sapiens sapiens. 1996-2011.

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      • Shooting Neanderthals


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        A behind-the-scenes peek at the making of The Great Human Odyssey, a three-part documentary series exploring our rise to become the planet's only global species. This minidoc takes you to Grande Cache, Alberta, where the film crew recreated a pre-Ice Age Europe populated with our ancestors and Neanderthals. Beginning on 12 February 2014, The Great Human Odyssey will broadcast on CBC's The Nature of Things, followed by broadcasts on PBS Nova later in the year. Stock media provided by seastockaudio/ Pond5.com

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        • The Great Human Odyssey: Recreations Trailer


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          Why are we the last of the walking apes? How did humans settle the planet? Come on an adventure of discovery with anthropologist Niobe Thompson. A three-part documentary series, debuting on CBC-TV 12 February 2015 at 8pm Originating Broadcaster: CBC, The Nature of Things In coproduction with PBS WGBH, NOVA, and Taglicht Media/Servus Produced by Clearwater Documentary www.humandoc.ca Produced & Directed by Niobe Thompson Directors of Photography Daron Donahue and aAron Munson

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          • Daniel Murphy - Mitchell Center Seminar Series, 9/26/2014


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            Engaging Future Vulnerability and Adaptation Using Landscape-Sale Iterative Scenario-Building. Daniel J. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. His research explores the interwoven relationships between humans and their environments, focusing, in particular, on the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of human response to environmental change. More specifically, Dr. Murphy’s past and current research centers on the political ecology of hazard vulnerability among pastoral households in Mongolia and climate change vulnerability of communities in the US. He has published in Anthropological Quarterly, Economic Anthropology, Journal of Forestry, and other venues. In addition to collaborating with the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station on developing climate change vulnerability assessments and conservation adaptation planning in Colorado and Ohio, he is currently developing a project that explores the impact of insurance and micro-credit on pastoral risk management in Mongolia. Sponsored by: the George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; the Climate Change Institute; the Department of Anthropology; the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, and the School of Forest Resources.

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            • Ceremony Trailer One


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              For eleven years, nurse and energy healer Sas Carey has been interviewing shamans in Northern Mongolia and trying to figure out how to tell their story. Finally, she chose one piece, a CEREMONY.The full documentary will be out next month. Setting up screenings, so let us know if you would like one. This is an introduction to the experience and to the shamans. More shamans and ceremonies will come in the future. Nomadicare at www.nomadicare.org supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic life ways, lore, and heart songs.

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              • Studying Ancient Egypt in Marrone Upper Elementary


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                http://www.BergamoSchools.com http://www.Facebook.com/BergamoSchool http://www.pinterest.com/BergamoSchools

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                • OTOT / Yuval Avital - premiere promo


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                  23/01/2013 Opening of the symphonic season at Como Theater with OTOT - icon/sonic symphony for extended chamber orchestra, 5 percussions, 3 accordions, video & live electronics OTOT (in Hebrew signs or signals) is a composition for a chamber music orchestra, 5 percussions, 3 accordions, video & live electronics. The theme of the work is the various interpretations of unexplained or transcendental messages /sighs/signals. In this work will be shown side by side very diverse realities : shamans from Nepal and Tennessee tongues speaking, Q-Gong masters and UFO witnesses. The soloists (percussions + accordions) are placed behind the public and send "objective "signals from beyond the stage (=reality). the orchestra respond and resonant these signals, sometimes in groups, sometimes as a crowd of individuals, while the video present a series of images from individual and collective rituals, scripts and testimonies.

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                  • OTOT SYMPHONY by Yuval Avital - short clip


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                    OTOT icon/sonic symphony for extended chamber orchestra, 5 percussions, 3 accordions, visuals & live electronics World premiere : opening of the symphonic season of Teatro Sociale di Como, Italy 23/01/2013 The symphonic work OTOT, defined by the press as "the most surrealistic concert of the year" (Vanity Fair), "a strong and solid music that leads to a complete success of the concert" (Giornale della musica) and "a contemporary cultural concert in which any kind of public will applaud" (Il Sole 24 Ore Domenica) was premiered January 23, 2013 as an inauguration for the 200° anniversary of Teatro Sociale di Como, the most important historical theater in Italy's Lake district. 2) About the composition : OTOT (in hebrew signs or signals) is a poetic investigation in sound and image of the cultural mechanism of sign/signal interpretation, in which the source of the "message" is uncertain in its nature or even in its existence. From ancient Shamanic rituals till scientific misters such as the WOW signal (a strong narrowband radio signal detected on August 15, 1977 by the SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of potential non-terrestrial and non-Solar System origin) humanity has been receiving, intreating, reacting, and using unexplained signals and signs. In a 60 minutes composition Avital observes this transversal phenomenon as a complex structural and symbolic equation, deciphering it into sound and image positioned in space : The soloists (percussions + accordions) are placed behind the public and send "objective "signals from beyond the stage (=reality). the orchestra respond and resonant these signals, sometimes in groups, sometimes as a crowd of individuals, while the video present a highly elaborated series of images from individual and collective rituals, scripts and testimonies. The 360° sensorial ambients creates a true "Total Opera" as was intentioned in its original epistemological sense. As written by conductor and musicologist Dario Garegnani : "From the shores of this very real microcosm (of orchestration & multimedia diffusion & projection) echoes messages as unique as is the style of composition of Avital. Without superabundance, or risking to become a catalogue of styles and languages, the composer presents a true work of art, analytical and at the same time visionary , with a strong attention to every little detail and every suggestion. There is no better advice to the audience than to abandon everything that can be expected from a standard "intellectualized" contemporary concert. The messages delivered by the entire artistic formation do not ask for more than to be collected in turns and to find other shores, other times, other places, other emotions, other memories and other distances. 3) Credits : OTOT BY YUVAL AVITAL composition & video Yuval Avital conductor José Luis Gomez--Rios live electronics Giovanni Cospito Percussions : Nuovo Ensemble Percussioni Milano Teo Aroni, Lodovico Berto, Lorenzo Colombo, Salvatore Scucces, Giampiero Pisani Accordions Augusto Comminesi, Sergio Scappini, Paolo Vignani Orchestra 1813 first violin Sara Sternieri violins Sara Sternieri, Simone Di Giulio, Federico Silvestro, Andrea Vassalle, Sofia Villanueva, Matteo Colombo, Adriana Marino viola Ruxandra Stefan, Giorgio Musio cello Fabio Mureddu, Valentina Giacosa double bass Giacomo Masseroli flutes Giulia Carlutti, Gianluigi Nuccini oboe Chiara Telleri bass clarinet Marino Delgado Rivilla bassoon Angelo Russo french horn Ivan Zaffaroni trombone / bass trombone Stefano Perini contrabass tuba Alberto Tondi harp Giuliano Marco Mattioli piano Giorgio Martano orchestra inspector Sandro Zanon Produced by Teatro Sociale di Como -- AsLiCo in collaboration with Magà Global Arts MAGA' GLOBAL ARTS production assistant Raffaele Bellan video credits : Italo Bertolasi -- Contribute of original video footage Gianmarco Torri & Giulia Vallicelli -- digitalization of Super 8 films of Italo Bertolasi, With the Curation of Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia additional materials : BBC Face to face 1959, unknown amateur film recorded at 1938 at Borneo, original footage by Yuval Avital, highly elaborated web video materials Concert filmed by Nora Roitberg & Giulia Vallicelli Audio recording : Daniele Cappellini / K- Service

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                    • Lewis Morgan Lecture 2014: Stefan Helmreich - Waves: An Anthropology of Scientific Things


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                      The 2014 Morgan Lecture reports on an ongoing multi-sited, multi-method ethnographic project investigating wave science—the study of periodic, oscillating, and undulating phenomena—in different fields, from cosmology, to biology, to oceanography, to sport, to social science. Fixing on waves as scientific things—amalgams of the formally described and materially instantiated, of the conceptual and empirical—the project examines how scientists apprehend and model waves as entities that cross the boundaries of the human and the ahuman, the agentive and the overdetermined, and the cultural and the natural. What waves are taken to be—their ontology—is in transformation as novel scientific modes of measurement, inscription, and description bring them into legibility. This Lecture centers on the story of ocean wave science, ethnographically reporting on how scientists think about whether seawater waves (canonically imagined as not evolving, not decaying, but simply repeating) may be transforming in synchrony with the geological, social, and economic epoch that some scholars in atmospheric chemistry, geology, history, philosophy, and anthropology are coming to call the Anthropocene. The Lecture puts the notion of the Anthropocene under analytic pressure, particularly by attending to the politics of how ocean waves are modeled and known in the northern and southern hemispheres. It concludes with a discussion of wave science as a kind of anthropology by other means.

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