kopfkino

‘Kopfkino’ is a german term that expresses high immersion in subjective perception, mostly experienced in situations of mental stress. That is what I would say. In cyberanthropological terms it refers to a boss reality that is entirely ruled by emotions.

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..and now it almost is 2009.

I have been out of joint at uni for two semesters to find a basis to continue my studies and–as one of the last mohicaines in Germany these days– write up my M.A. without B.A that is. I will pay my extra longterm student fee for the first time the upcoming semester and for personal reasons it is ok. I have taken my time. Theres more important issues about university fees than me having to pay one semester or two. For ten yrs of education. Hey.. *winks

I never heard anyone complain about one certain paragraph that is included in our university fee reform papers [edit, if its me, pls let me know]. It targets mature students above a certain age, like 50+ or so (I shall actually research taht passage and quote), who in any case must pay 500 Euros extra for each semester they take. Even if its their first take on higher education. Thats a discrimination. But that group obviously had no lobby. [To those not familiar wth the recent historical developments of the constitutional Free Access on Education Germany calls its own, this is about laws changing. And about Germany loosing something I have been proud of–at least of the idea, even if practice hasnt shown some concepts work out in one regard. The trick is to ask why did things not work out. And it rly rly rly makes me sad to face we are on the way to give up something important, step by step–allthough I wholeheartedly give those 700 bucks that upcoming semester will cost me. Now that I can count on that I will be able to pay that fee once or twice.]

ah well.. *heh

I have had so many jobs the past two yrs I shouldnt even mention it and some I wont. A surgery in April this year brought me a completely new titanium spinal disc in my neck which giveth me reason to claim I objectively am cyborg now. :p

fellow travellers

fellow travellersThere is a similarity in between blog rolls and friend lists on SL [Second Life].

Some are stable and some are fluent.

The authors of the former in both online spheres do not remove an entry on their blogrolls or SL friend lists once it is there.

The authors of the latter do remove entries on their blogrolls or SL friend lists.

Over the months that I’ve been away from blogsphere I’ve often wondered about the websites that do still link to my blog over that long time of absence–especially in online terms, which means that one month is longer than one month is.

The blogroll displayed on the left is one of the first blogs I found way back in 2005 when I immersed myself into academic blogsphere whose author kept (and keeps? *smiles) his blogroll fluent.

I felt honoured everytime I clicked there and found I am still linked to–still today.

tnks, man. .-)

yahoo answers

Someone has linked my ethnography tag to answer someone else’s question on Yahoo! Answers whether anyone knows anything on ethnographer interference.

“Any examples of ethnographer interference?

I’m trying to write a paper about objectivity in anthropology and interference by the ethnographers. What I’m getting at is that we shouldn’t be interfering in other cultures rituals or beliefs. For example, someone is doing their fieldwork and objects to the way that the culture treats their children, they don’t have the right to interfere, because how do we know whats best for them. Anyways, does anyone know of some good anthropological articles that I can use in my research? Either for or against interference, or even some key words to use in search engines would be helpful. Thanks!”

Quickly checking the reference I found two entries of mine tagged ‘ethnography’ in this blog and doubt they have helped much.  My as quickly thrown out literature recommendation  anyway would be Lorraine Daston on ‘The Culture of Scientific Objectivity’ and Max Weber on ‘Objectivity in Social Science’.     

humour

agree with NPepperell that this is _incredibly_ funny.

LMagee, contributor to Rough Theory and author of the strangest beta I ve ever seen, replies to a comment [“HI! I’ve have similar topic at my blog! Please check it.. Thanks.”]  on schematique.org,

to the hundreds of fastidious commentators out there – I would love to “check it”. But the link always goes to some site which sells pharmaceuticals or other products I have no interest in. I really appreciate the sincere effort to connect on an intellectual level with my various interests: social theory, philosophy, computer science, the Semantic Web – but I’m not sure how your “blog” is “similar” ?

And some part of my brain is kept going, aiming to catch why we laugh about that.

Note to myself: Reread and summarize Bruckman, The Turing Game.

   

nodes: search terms

  • In this nice “hosted solution” for free blogging theres a feature included that displays search terms by which search engines have brought traffic to this site. Sometimes there appear funny creations that make me wonder what those people have been after and whether they found anything on this page in whatever way related to their interest. In the meantime of writing these few lines someone has searched AnnaRiitta Grzonka–just for the record–but what I wanted to briefly note really is this week’s collection of hits.

“Adrienne Droogas” [03.10.]

anthropology of spoon [03.09.] (???)

boss interference [03.07.] 

interference game [03.05]