Greg Salmela

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Winning and Losing in Modern China

Written by Graham Candy<br>Photographed by Yuyang Liu<p>I first met Hu in 2009. A computer programmer by trade, Hu was earning a middle-class salary by …

The Very Best in New Independent Magazines

When it comes to magazines both new and old, there is nobody more adept at separating the wheat from the chaff than Jeremy Leslie, the London-based …

Photographer as visual anthropologist (not apologist) and visual story conduit.

I think I knew this all along but it was veiled by technical considerations in the early days. What I know is that my compulsion to shoot out in the …

Polarities

Four years ago, on my way to work, two men were sitting before me as the Q train crossed the Manhattan Bridge. The one on the left wore a suit and …

Street Photography

New Anthropologies of Political Performance - thematic thread on #performance - Allegra

Definitions of ‘performance’ abound. Some of the principal reasons for anthropologists’ continued interest in the subject of performance are the …

University of Pennsylvania

The Great Indie Magazine Explosion: A Survey

It started slowly, more or less in 2011. That’s when <i>Kinfolk</i> first appeared. It was launched in July of that year, in Portland, Oregon: an independent quarterly about what to “cook, make, and do.” It contained warm, backlit images and a lot of white space, and it was printed on very heavy paper …

Three Customer-Experience Lessons Most Startups Overlook

Great concepts aren’t worth much if you don’t build an exceptional experience around them.<p>Entrepreneurs often hear about successful startups and breakthrough products and think, “Ugh, why didn’t I think of that?”<p>If that’s you, let yourself off the hook a little. Your own business won’t succeed …

Customer Experience

The Anthropology in Marketing

Incorporating psychology research in marketing has started to reach groundswell, and for good reason: there is a science behind the way people make …

Psychology

Remixing Indian design anthropology

Tuesday was the beginning of Navratri, the nine nights Hindu religious festival that celebrates the Mother Goddess Durga in her nine avatars. In the …

A Politics of Counting – Putting People Back into Big Data

<b>Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia (University of New South Wales)</b><p>Our growing enthusiasm for the big data concept glosses over a dynamic and …

A Collection of Snapshots Doubles as an Anthropology of the Ordinary | Glimpses | Zócalo Public Square

It started one weekend at a flea market, where Peter J. Cohen happened to wander over to a woman selling a tub of old snapshots and picked out five. …

The Arts

Why Do Most Languages Have So Few Words for Smells?

And why do these two hunter-gatherer groups have so many?<p>Describe a banana. It's yellow, perhaps with some green edges. When peeled, it has a smooth, soft, mushy texture. It tastes sweet, maybe a little creamy.<p>And it smells like... well, it smells like a banana.<p>Every sense has its own “lexical …

Linguistics

Ethnography & Strategy: An ‘Open Letter’ from the EPIC2015 Salon

by <b>Johannes Suikkanen</b>, Gemic &<b> Tom Hoy</b>, Stripe PartnersA wonderful, diverse group actively participated in the Ethnography & Strategy Salon at …

Design

Anthropology & User Experience: Why Anthropologists are perfectly trained for a profession they’ve never heard of.

UXC Insights:<p>As an Anthropology graduate, I’m used to the questions about what it is I actually do, and what a practicing anthropologist actually is. …

Anthropology as the study of composite worlds – an interview with Philippe Descola - Allegra

An academic interview is just a snapshot but it can offer a vivid account of a life’s work. The following is an edited version of an interview with …

New Book Independence Lifts the Lid on How Indie Mags Really Get Made

The latest dispatch from magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie isn’t your typical magazine book. <i>Independence</i> is a book about magazines and yet it contains …

Unique Selling Proposition

Melissa Cefkin / A Profile

<b>EPIC Profiles Series</b>by <b>Molly Shade</b>, HachMany of us have a kind of conversion story—that enlightening moment when we discovered anthropology at …

Ethnography

Immortality: who needs it? | Anthropological Perspectives on Death

Each day, unbelievable amounts of human energy are channeled into prolonging life. We pour millions of dollars and unending hours into seeking medial …

Anthropology

Getting Down and Dirty With Big Healthcare Data

In 2005, President George W. Bush spoke at the Cleveland Clinic while I was there as a precocious third-year medical student. His goal was to promote a 10-year plan to computerize half of Americans healthcare data to allow for secure healthcare data sharing across institutions [1].<p>Flash forward …