Saturday, March 8, 2008

An anthropologist in Second Life

Tom Boellstorff aka Tom Bukowski (or the other way around?)

everything here

Our tribe is closely observed by a professional of the

You can meet this cute guy... The American Anthropologist Virtual Campus in Second Life

The only quote I found about anthropology...

Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski used a simple and efficient method of deciding which ones were worth his attention: Upon receiving a new book, he immediately checked the index to see if his name was cited, and how often. The more "Malinowski" the more compelling the book. No "Malinowski," and he doubted the subject of the book was anthropology at all.
Neil Postman

Second Life Vs Global Warming

You can read this excellent article with its first-class comments here.

We are very far from Second Thoughts' rantings and verbiage (no need to click on this link, unless you want to experiment the tsetse fly effect)

Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world.
Thomas Guthrie

Voile, hidjab, tchador, burka et autres colifichets... eh oui les mecs, c'est la journée de la femme!

Quelques visages épanouis (quand on arrive à les voir...)

Soumission. Patience dans l'inconfort, mais dans l'espoir d'une revanche qui en vaille la peine.
Ambrose Bierce
Extrait de Le dictionnaire du Diable

Good women's day to all my friends (even the males)

International women's day

Put your veil on!

It will be a long, long, long way to freedom...

Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
But you are life and you are the veil.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Lebanese artist & poet in US (1883 - 1931)