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Centralized Culture through the Lens of the Archive

The more I think about cultural assumptions as a whole, the more I am fascinated by how imperative it is, the power and control over archives (and access to those archives), in shaping a central narrative locus, which then is regularly used as the de facto evidence for “culture” itself–as if culture is a body […]

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This is what game prep looks like

Sweet kitty mango Achi man 😍

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Trying something new

I’m trying something new here on my blog, creating a space where I can take notes and leave small thoughts so that I don’t have to rely on a corporate conglomerate like Twitter to keep that information. I realize that minimizes the amount of direct contact people will have with my thoughts and missives, but […]

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Ethnomediology Notes

Happy Holidays by way of a General 2016 Report

EDIT: With apologies for people who I spammed when I made this post live. I had just been sitting on post drafts for some time and decided to publish them as I’m getting ready to write some more in the coming weeks. I’m just going to graft them into this post as a general 2016 […]

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Ethnomediology Lore Notes

Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference Presentation

I just finished a conference held at Tulane University in New Orleans, sponsored by the Foundation for Endangered Languages. The conference theme at Tulane was “The Music of Endangered Languages,” and I spent time there speaking about topics related to my work in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Cape Breton is historically one of the largest […]

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Games Notes

No Man’s Sky Looks Incredible

After Sean Murray’s presentation at E3 2015, I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming game No Man’s Sky. This game looks to be one of the most amazing and influential open-world exploration and adventure games ever to exist in video game format. A nearly infinite number of choices with billions of stars in the […]

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A Molasses Kombucha Sour

I’ve been brewing kombucha at home for just over a year now. If you’re not familiar, it’s a type of fermented tea that originated in Manchuria, made from sweetened black tea and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (or SCOBY); it is made through the process of open fermentation. We follow the continuous brew […]