The first week of the program was extremely intense despite Wednesday was a holiday. Modes of representation on Monday and Tuesday; Qualitative methods on Thursday and Friday. An assignment on Monday night, and the graduation exhibition of Generation 9 on Friday, followed by drinks at Krass Böser Wolf.
It feels like being at a very concentrated conference. And that feels great – I devour every minute of the program. One more week of intense, mandatory inhouse classes coming up.
Videos we watched in class:
- Jorge Furtado: Ilha Das Flores, 1989
- Frederick Wiseman: Titicut Follies, 1967
- Johan van der Keuken: Herman Slobbe / Blind Kind II, 1966
- Renzo Martens: Episode I, 2002
- John Smith: Hotel Diaries: Museum Piece, 2004
Not to mention our assignments, here are my three minutes:
Anthropology and Photography
- Lucie Ryzova, 2014: Nostalgia for the Modern: Archive Fever in Egypt in the Age of Post-Photography, in Costanza Caraffa and Tiziana Serena (eds.): Photographic Archives and the Idea of Nation, pp. 301-318.
- Intermediate Japanese. Review of Chapter 5.
- Memrise: 47,500
- 2136 Jōyō Kanji by Grade, level 13 (half) → 500 of 2136 kanji learned
- Patrick W. Galbraith, 2011: Lolicon: The Reality of ‘Virtual Child Pornography’ in Japan. In Image & Narrative, Vol 12, No 1, pp. 83-114.
- The Economist: The real victims of campus activism are the students (book review of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.)
- The Economist: Justice Brett Kavanaugh
- The Economist: High hopes for Hakeem Jeffries
- The Economist: Flu’s success owes much to its genetic mutability
- Malleable Borders, Shifting Identities: 2018 Graduation Exhibition of the Freie Universität MA Visual and Media Anthropology program.
I managed to cram in a podcast episode on Saturday: