Renowned evolutionary anthropologist Professor Robin Dunbar explains how the very distant past underpins all of our current behaviours, and how we can best utilise that knowledge.
Audio extract of Part 1 of a two-part interview with anthropologist Peter Rivière. The first part, by Alan Macfarlane, covers his academic life in general. The second part by Laura Rival covers his work in South America. Filmed in Oxford on 9th September 2001. Filmed by Sarah Harrison.
For the full video interview, visit the Anthropological Ancestors website here: http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/riviere.html
Summarized transcript: https://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/1810/748/3/Riviere1.doc
Audio extract of a filmed seminar interview with the Indian sociologist and anthropologist M.N. Srinivas, in which he reflects on his research and teaching in India and his role in building up anthropology and sociology.
Professor M.N. Srinivas, in a discussion led by Jack Goody (JG) and Stephen Levinson (SL) on 24th May 1982. Those present include Deborah Swallow (DS), Caroline Humphrey (CH), Gordon Prain (GP), Marcus Banks (MB), Alan Macfarlane (AM), Sarah Harrison (SH) and Michael Madha (MM). The film is approximately 1 hour 37 minutes long and was filmed by the Audio Visual Aids Unit in Cambridge, under the direction of Martin Gienke.
For the full video interview, visit the Anthropological Ancestors website here: http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/srinivas.html
Summarized transcript of the seminar: https://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/1810/436/1/SRINIVAS.DOC
John Gruber (DaringFireball.net) and Merlin Mann (43Folders.com) discuss the current state of blogging as a medium for creative expression, weighing the opportunities and challenges of building a thoughtful online presence in a world where everybody owns a printing press. They’ll consider the ascendance of Digg-friendly "problogs" and debate the subtler pleasures of careful writing that reaches smaller, but potentially less "profitable" audiences.