Roaming-with quiltros

Sebastian Ureta, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile August 15, 2022 Where’s our quiltro? I have been looking for the quiltro that has been frequently roaming through my neighborhood. It has always been there, comfortably seated right next to the entrance of the liquor store or rummaging between the trash that people leave outside the supermarket’s entry. … Read more

Affidarsi

Alvise Mattozzi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) and Laura Lucia Parolin (University of Southern Denmark, Slagelse, Denmark) June 22nd, 2022 . . A few years ago, we stumbled on the untranslatability in English of the Italian reflexive verb “affidarsi”. We were reasoning on the data one of us gathered during her fieldwork in a northern Italian industrial … Read more

Other Terms, Other Conditions

Introduction to the blog series by Endre Dányi (J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main), Clément Dréano (University of Amsterdam) and Gergely Mohácsi (Osaka University) danyi@em.uni-frankfurt.de January 3, 2022 For quite some time now, strong voices in the social sciences and humanities have been calling for the decolonization of Western science as a dominant mode of knowing. … Read more

Ok! Ok! Number One!

Thai Protest Language, Lateral Movements, and #ifpoliticswasgood by Jakkrit Sangkhamanee (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) and Casper Bruun Jensen (Independent Scholar, Cambodia) jakkrit.sa@chula.ac.th and cbruunjensen@gmail.com January 4, 2022 This blog post engages the possibilities of working “on other terms” by examining ongoing democracy protests in Thailand. 1 As we shall see, these events have given rise to … Read more

Contemplating the Robotic Embrace

Introspection for Affective Anthropology by Daniel White (Free University of Berlin) daniel.white@fu-berlin.de June 20, 2018 The first time I held a robot in my arms I was overcome with a wave of sympathy. Pepper had arrived in our laboratory in a large box from SoftBank Robotics. Powered down and angled slightly forward, when I removed … Read more

From Mad Cows to Posthumanism

Alan Smart (University of Calgary): “Posthumanism, as I use the term, means the ways in which we are entangled with non-humans, and which expand our capacities (although in other ways they may diminish them, as with disease).  Rather than being a feature of a future that is only now emerging, we have always been posthuman in this sense; indeed, the mastery of fire, cooking, language and other technologies is what made us into humans in the first place.”