Open J-Gate and Captive Madrillus leucophaeus

3921 open access journals, full texts pop up. Searching for titles containing ‘Anthropology’ my attention was caught by one Oxford Journal of Anthropology article entiteled Activity Budget of Captive Madrillus leucophaeus in the Confines of the Atlanta Zoo. This is remarkable in so far as I don’t even from the abstract get a glimpse of what this paper is about.  

Google in turn asked me whether I meant Captive Mandrillus leucophaeus.  (Those Bioko guys do survey the local bushmeat market ??) 

And no, I’m not spotting a typo.

games science or aspects of how things work

Games Science is the title of a new academic online mag I came across updating my blogroll a little while ago.  As well as Matter out of Place Torill Mortenson’s blog Thinking with my Fingers , to which I stuck for her description of a cyberethnographer’s  morning routines, has been overdue to link to.  For some or another reason at some point of time I stopped updating the blogroll of my foregoing blog ‘sblog so this is why I finally initiatorily added them over here.

In a recent entry  she pondered upon the current state of german game studies and first of all I wondered about her implication of german game studies necessarily having to be published in german? Zeph, who meanwhile has checked the referrerlinks of his blog,  too questions the category as its boundaries are blurring.   

Howsoever, I am sort of fascinated by this visualization, too. Way back when I began to read about academic concepts of  ‘virtual reality’, in my initial reading I found a wide interdisciplinary reception of the concept first of all spanning both branches of natural sciences and humanities. The reading hereby was reduced to german and english literature online and offline.  All the languages I don’t speak have been a concern for me which in the end at some point of research made me drop out the focus on “academic concepts of virtual reality”–I would never have been able to answer it sufficiently.


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