Archive for Januar, 2008

Cyberspace Ethnography

Published on Donnerstag, Januar 24th, 2008

Maximilian Forte’s new experimental course, Cyberspace Ethnography, at Concordia University in Montreal might not be that experimental after all to the students of zephyrin_xirdal at the University of Munich, but for everyone else interested in the subject, I can only recommend to take a look at ANTH 498C, because although we might not be able […]

Andy Palacio † 1960-2008

Published on Montag, Januar 21st, 2008

Andy Palacio, an iconic musician and activist of Garifuna culture crowned with success last year with his album „Wátina“, one of the most critically acclaimed recordings of the year in any genre, tragically passed away two nights ago. A national hero in his homeland Belize already, he was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace in […]


Published on Dienstag, Januar 15th, 2008

Just a little reminder for everyone interested. The International Conference „Americanisms“ at the Bayreuth Institute for American Studies (BIAS) is going to take place the 31st of January to the 1st of February 2008. Abstract: „The idea of an American singularity has not only been one of the founding pillars of national self-perception but has […]


Published on Montag, Januar 14th, 2008

Zephyrin_xirdal, currently assistant professor at the Department of Anthro- pology in Munich, provided his audience with a definite abstract of his project – an ethnography of cyberculture. Highly interesting and relevant, and not only for anthropologists, why I am also featuring his long standing work here… Abstract „The project is based upon longlasting and sustainable […]

Multimedia Report: Three years after the Tsunami

Published on Dienstag, Januar 8th, 2008

„A bit belated“, just like zephyrin wrote, but with the same congratulations for our friend and colleague Matthias Eberl for publishing his audio slideshow „Drei Jahre nach dem Tsunami“ (in German) at Spiegel Online, asking what happened to the donations to a small fishing village in the South of India – the Prana Project iniciated […]

Carnaval Ceibeño

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The reason for stumbling across Gloria Rosales‚ weather forecast (below) was my subscription to Betomango (Betoman Studios at La Ceiba) at YouTube, who posted a rather more interesting video back in March 2007. Yankee Col, La Vieja Escuela, and the here on various occasions featured Aurelio Martinez had joined together to participate for the official […]

Sunny Moments

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I have no clue, why everything has to be posted at YouTube, but I found it funny enough and enjoyed the Honduran forecast by Gloria Rosales at 45tv. Sunny moments in wintertime.

Project Bismarck

Published on Freitag, Januar 4th, 2008

Linda Radford, believe it or not my host mom during my student exchange year in 1994/95 in Bismarck, Missouri, has engaged herself in a very neat little project. Co-authored by her lifelong friend Linda Derby, currently residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but also born and raised in the bluff only about one hour south of St. […]


Published on Donnerstag, Januar 3rd, 2008

„This video was shot in el Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras, by Carlos Valladares for Ecos Latinos. Numada was written by Angel Rios (violinist) and he recog- nizes the struggle that the Garifuna people goes through, to keep their tra- ditions, language and culture alive. Numada is part of the CD „Music of the 3 […]

Happy New Year 2008

Published on Dienstag, Januar 1st, 2008

Photos taken within December 2007 in Eschach/Buchenberg in the Allgäu.