Anthropology Notes!

{potentially bad lecture notes. I at least, didn’t fail the class!}

1/3/13 Thursday

​ Anthro 206
​ introduction to socio-cultural
​ take really good notes. k?
​ k.
​ Course reserve readings
​ library online
​ course reserves
​ anthropology
​ ANTHRO
​ Grading…
​ 1st test – end of 3rd week.
​ 20 points
​ exam/midterm
​ end of 6th week.
​ 50 questions MC
​ 25 points of grade
​ quiz
​ from midterm on
​ 20 pts
​ Final Exam
​ 25 pts
​ EVERYthing from midterm
​ Subjective grade
​ 10 pts
​ 100 possible.
​ only basing off 80 pts.
​ same thing, just within 80 pts range.

1/4/13 Friday

​ long flight – singapore?
​ from LAX, 16-20 hours?
​ really long flight…
​ find seat. another enters plane, sits next to you.
​ old lady gives travel pillow.
​ might talk eventually.
​ introduce.
​ "HAI I CAN HAZ GINGER ALE FROM LADY"
​ maybe not that…
​ what’s your general business in sigapore?
​ background?
​ Small talks.
​ as an american.
​ by name. fairly quick.
​ brit would take much longer time.
​ notice accent, ask where from?
​ occupation.
​ say, an anthropologist.
​ man or women?
​ 50/50 really.
​ (oxford didn’t admit women til 1920)
​ they still did anthro works.
​ what branch?
​ archeology?
​ study material remains of past or very scarce cultures.
​ biological
​ biology. heh.
​ palio-anthro.
​ fossil evidence of extict creatures similar to humans.
​ socio-
​ beleif systems, whatnot

Anthropology

​ #Anthropos
​ Greek for "man" and study of man.
​ #logy
​ to study
​ one single purpose.
​ [The Scientific study of humans.]
​ both #biologically, and #culturally.
​ similar?
​ psychology.
​ covering ALL cultures over ALL verifiable time.
​ e’rything.
​ contemporary
​ here and now
​ evolutionary
​ through changes and time.
​ other natural sciences relatable
​ geology
​ biology
​ geography
​ diets?
​ archeo–
​ Coprolite
​ economics
​ Philosophy
​ art, music, ethics, poetry.

ERic Wolf

"anthropology is the most scientific of the humanities. at the same time, it is ​the most humanistic of the sciences."

Anthropology is a blob.

​ absorbs everything.
​ #4 characteristics.
​ I. Physical/Biological Anthropology
​ Study as physical, biological creatures on this earth.

a. paleo-anthropology. (1/7/13)

​ REALLY ancient.
​ (97% ancient creatures are extinct)
​ ooollllddd humans, and human-like creatures.
​ Hominids.
​ earliest findings only in one coninent.
​ Africa.
​ there’s a particular genus only found in Africa.
​ lasted a long time.
​ 4.2-1 million years ago. (MYA) (BP)
​ #Australopithecus.
​ # of species from this Genus.
​ Southern-Ape.
​ very first found was found in South africa, southern hemisphere.
​ They are not us. they are Hominids.
​ #Bipedalism.
​ any other today?
​ no (unless you consider Sasquatch)
​ chimps almost, but femur bones are straight down.
​ humans are V’d to center of gravity.
​ 2.5-1.75 million years ago,
​ #Homo Habilis
​ only in africa, bipedal, large brain.
​ stone tools. (Oldowan)
​ 1.8 MYA – 300,000 years.
​ Homoerectus
​ at first, only found in africa.
​ 1 MYA, starting to be found in asia.
​ able to adapt to cold with FIRE!
​ 1st to equipt fire.
​ Acheulian
​ obsidian axes.
​ sharper than glass or metal.
​ tall, slender, and solidly build.
​ gradient 40,000 – 10,000- now.
​ Homo Sapiens
​ prominant noses,
​ jaws go under, not forward like a dog as these other did.
​ chin bone.

b. Human Variation.

​ bio-chemical, physical traits.
​ it’s not just macro observable traits.
​ also biochemical traits.
​ anthropometrics
​ study of every little physical detail observable.
​ the first way of anthropology
​ Biochemical genetics.
​ historical incedance of small pox.
​ differant blood types on differant places of earth.
​ a, b, o.
​ B, gives a certain resistance from smallpox.
​ like how some scandanavians have a resistance from HIV.
​ almond shaped eyes in asia
​ epicanthic fold.
​ all have, but some much higher frequency than others.
​ also relates to shovel shaped incisors. (flat/straight)
​ native americans as well, ancestors from siberia.
​ Race
​ there is no such thing!
​ all human pop;ulations are overlapping in continuous variation
​ NO characteristics that differ one from another.
​ not even genetically.

c. Primatology.

​ other primates.
​ because we’re very close genetically, and they are social creatures.
​ chimps are very similar to us.
​ 2 types of chimps
​ #Pan – Troglodytes
​ 1775, chimps were homo-troglodytyes
​ people were pissed.
​ they reclassified in 1816 from homo to pan.
​ today, some are considering changing them back to homo, as they are 99.4% similar to us…
​ Pan – Paniscus
​ grecile?
​ closer to us than trogdor
​ HIV
​ tiny place in west africa. rain forest.
​ sanaga river valley in Caneroon.
​ origin of HIV.
​ early 1930’s
​ how did it enter the human pop. ?
​ transfered by the human consumption of chimp brains…
​ couple thousand had it in 1960’s
​ chimps carry HIV, and they don’t die.
​ seem to have a genetic resistance, though they are carriers.

d. Genetics

​ how long been around?
​ 1940’s though 1990’s it really started to get used well.
​ anthropologists collect samples from accross the world.​
​ human genome was sequenced in 2003.
​ 25,000 different genes.
​ chromosome 1
​ completed in 2006.
​ craig betner
​ 1st person to have his genome fully sequenced.
​ 11 years to complete.
​ now, it takes a few days… Whoa!

e. Epidemiology

​ study of desease distribution in human populations.
​ 10,000 years ago
​ humans had crossed a threshfold that changed their ned
​ neolithic period.
​ in that now.
​ domestication of crops and animals.
​ it just happened across the world, each pop. on their own.
​ flu, influensa, chipcken pox, small pox, measles. ect.
​ 1st to live a sedentary lifestyle.
​ from animals that lived with us.
​ Anopheles – species of mosqitoes that carry malaria.
​ plasmodium falciparum,,,,
​ only the female.
​ dawn and dusk.
​ need sunshine and water.
​ 10,000 BP, humans clearing trees and collecting water.
​ perfect enviornment for these little fuckers.

f. Forensic

​ commonly assosiated with crime scenes.
​ archeologist exuming a cemetary
​ being used A LOT for envestigating stuations even 40 years ago. and iraq.
​ grizzly stuff..
​ others…

II. Archaeology.

​ study of the material remains of the past
​ almost always imperfect.
​ never have 100% of the data preserved.

a. Pre-historical

​ before/absence written records

b. Historic

​ presance of written records.

Maya. (classic)

​ existed AD, 300 – 800/900
​ northern central america.
​ there were more people living there than there are now.
​ HUGE cities of blocks of stone in the rain forest.
​ over 14 million people.
​ underworld
​ xibalba
​ until 1990 we only knew a bit of the structures and their ball game. dealing with "pre-historic"
​ stelae
​ stone monoliths.
​ glyphs.
​ brilliant
​ Tatiana somethingikov.
​ noticed that some of these glyphs appeared in the same kind of places, some only in certain cities.
​ numbers
​ bars
​ 5
​ dots
​ 1
​ Vigesimal
​ still today.
​ some glyphs were for times and days.
​ 800 signs that classic maya used in their language.
​ logogram
​ complete idea or word.
​ little glyphs added to it.
​ sylables
​ changes the sound.
​ #logosyllabic form of writing.
​ always vertical
​ read top to bottom
​ left to right every 2 collumns
​ Contract Archeology
​ there for a short period of time to study.
​ couple of weeks
​ then on to another project/area
​ usually urban areas.
​ 2005, WA people were preparing the penell bridge.
​ only way to oly penn was the long way.
​ they had to create space to construct materials.
​ had to dig a lot of ground (Graving Yard)
​ building before puting in the water
​ came across native remains
​ 300 complete human remains
​ 700 icelots
​ 6 full long houses.
​ all subterreanean.
​ over 10,000 artifacts.
​ mexico city
​ in a central valley, surrounded by volcanos and mountains.
​ sitting on a lake.
​ lake Texcoco
​ Tenochtitcan
​ every once in a while, land will subside.
​ very very unstable area.
​ cave-ins, to the old city
​ below Mexico city

III. Linguistics Anthropology.

​ Human Speech and language.
​ Can not be underestimated
​ how we think.
​ mainmeans of how we transmit culture from one generation to the next.

​ how it evolves
​ how it’s pronounced
​ sound

I. Historical

​ like archeology, but with language.
​ start with the current form
​ then converging backwards through time.
​ 31 mayan languages today
​ all grew from 1 language in classic maya.
​ "Root" language.
​ africa
​ 54 countries
​ Nigeria alone, over 500…
​ more than 2,000 languages in Africa.
​ trace backwards,
​ 6 major Root languages.
​ English
​ back all the way,
​ #Indo-european.
​ northern india
​ colsest to english.
​ Fresian
​ northern Holland

II. Descriptive

​ make contact with non’literate people.
​ start recording the elemental sounds and syllables
​ english
​ 35-36 sounds
​ range!
​ as few as 10, up to 100.
​ then try to figure the grammer.
​ how these sounds create words.
​ ndikupita ku sukulu
​ I_over time_to go , to , School
​ Chinyanja
​ has to end with a vowel
​ sitinapitase
​ neg, we, past, to go, collectively.
​ Sitidzakupitase

​ both a word, AND a sentance.

III. Ethnolinguistics

​ the study of language,
​ through the study language, the beleif system
​ based on the fact that the structures contained in the primary lang learned at birth with fundamentally shape the way you view reality.
​ you will never be able to escape it.
​ another language would change your world view.
​ Navajo
​ see 3 types of seperate blacks, we see 1 (colors…)
​ relative to Everything, not jsut color.
​ color is a spectrum, not solid things.
​ different cultures only percieve the spectrum differently.

IV. sociolinguistics

​ "fuckin’ traffic is shit out there!"
​ er, wrong language for the context.
​ we use different forms of language in a classroom, than watching football
​ all english still.
​ it’s called #Code Switching/Shifting
​ the study of speech
​ how language is used in realy social sontext.
​ hierarchy
​ gender
​ age
​ "nigger" or "cracker"
​ young to old call them that?
​ no…

IV. Socio-cultural Anthropology.

​ terms
​ ` study of contemporary population
​ a particular cultural region.
​ not only cultural
​ topical
​ poetry?
​ writing?
​ food?
​ music?
​ ethnography
​ description of culture
​ ethnology
​ making sense of things in a culture
​ primary data from
​ experiences
​ secondary
​ libraries and databases.
​ participant observation
​ father of american socio-cultural anthropology
​ 1st true anthropologist in the US.
​ columbia Univ. in NY.
​ 1st to engage in participant observation.
​ [Franz Boas]
​ 1858 – born
​ Germany
​ 1942, died in the US.
​ Bronislaw Malinowski
​ polish
​ frail as a child
​ mother read to him
​ Sir James Frazer
​ The Golden Bough
​ proto-anthropologist
​ never ever did field work, but was chairman at cambridge
​ ph.d in phisics at 21.
​ london school of economics
​ the place to be for anthropologists.
​ WWI broke out while in Australia.
​ they kept him there, or he could return to become an officer for the polish army.
​ he decided to do field work.
​ papa new guinea
​ 3 years doing field work.
​ Trobriand ISL’s
​ learned language in 6 months..
​ professor at London —
​ called it Social Anthropology.
​ Social and Cultural are the same thing.
​ some major ways to study society.
​ to approach a culture
​ [] []
​ Etic
​ Start out with a pretty fine theoretical point of view.
​ say,
​ marxist.
​ good at studying inequality in society.
​ Emic
​ NO predifined theoretical point of view.
​ from the inside out.
​ their own view.
​ open mind.

​ Franz Boas (1858-1942)

​ the shackles tradition
​ 1883
​ arrived at the arctic
​ geography of land at first
​ traveled 3,000

​ born in west Voyer
​ went to hidelberg univ.
​ had develing scar on forehead
​ made map of Boffin island.
​ VS. envoronmental Determinism.
​ eskimos
​ inuit 1883-Baffin ISC
​ did things in spite of their envoronment.
​ cultural relativism.
​ 1885 returned toi germany
​ Berlin, Ethnodraphic Museum
​ 1887, married
​ Curator of American Natural history Museum
​ Tlingit
​ Nootka
​ Haida
​ Bella Bella
​ Bella Coola
​ Kwakiutl
​ spent the rest of his life studying them.
​ George Hunt
​ Professor of Anthropology at Columbia Univ.
​ Jessup N. Pacific Expedition.
​ Potzatch
​ once a language disappears, so does the culture…
​ wanted to see how the diversity of each ethnicity physically changed through generations of reproduction.
​ Anthropometrics
​ Kultur
​ started the term Cultural Anthropology
​ must know the two groups to accociate with.
​ in his case,
​ inuits
​ kwakiktu
​ he spoke out against the idea of Race.
​ 1st to really ponder and say out loud that Race doesn’t exist.
​ risked his career.

CONCEPT

​ `Cultural Relativism.
​ contrasted to eachother, but go together in a sense. ?
​ the attempt to fully understand other beleifs and behaviors in their own cultural context.
​ anthorpologists DO take moral stands.
​ Ethnocentrism
​ the implicit grantid belief that YOUR culture is superior to all the others.
​ ALL cultures and societies have this.
​ if they didn’t, would they survive?
​ no.
​ Failure to understand other beleifs and behaviors within their own cultural context.
​ we try to put aside our own biases to understand other cultural beleifs.
​ cultural relativism

Culture

​ what is?
​ Gave that dude a handshake
​ really, he stuck his right hand out.
​ open palm, thumb up
​ kid was almost obligated to react with a returning "handshake"
​ shook, up and down.
​ carried out for the most part Unthinkingly.
​ [] []
​ 1871
​ sir E.B. Tilor
​ never did field work.
​ proto-anthopologist.
​ "Arm-chair anthopologists"
​ #Complex_Whole
​ which includes
​ knowledge
​ beleifs
​ art
​ morals
​ law
​ custom
​ any capabilities and habits.
​ accuired by man as a member of society.
​ man?
​ Chimps have cultures too..
​ Wholistic
​ everything in a package
​ "holism"
​ change one things,
​ ripples through everytthing else.
​ [][]
​ 1992
​ Ferraro
​ Everything that people have, think, and do as members of society.
​ much better!
​ –Culture is shared and learned ways of thinking and behaving.–
​ material possesions are products of thinking and behaving. (whoa, lined up!)
​ takes a year to get government clearence
​ woman to study loneliness
​ denied
​ beleived she was a witchc
​ witches are alone.
​ didn’t want the world to know they were full of witches.
​ be really careful about how you go about researching other cultures.
​ learning a language.
​ Chinyanja
​ as soon as he got in the country, we met a person to help him learn.
​ found them to be bilingual
​ Chiyao
​ Malawi Fieldwork Terms…
​ [][]
​ Malawi
​ country
​ SE Africa
​ 500 m long, 100 m wide
​ very small
​ 1/5 is underwater
​ one of the deepest lakes in the world
​ 365 m long
​ 11 million people
​ avg. elevation 4000 ft.
​ lots of mountains.
​ ​ very deep valleys.
​ ​ 50% tell you their christian
​ ​ also very likely they still practice traditional/islamic things too
​ ​ Syncretistic Belief System
​ ​ mix of more than 1 belief system.
​ most drop out of school after 3 years.
​ 2% go to high school
​ ​ 0.something on to college…
​ life exp.
​ 40-60
​ twice that in the US.
​ people live off the land.
​ main exports
​ coffee, tea, tobbacco.
​ main food
​ maize.
​ David Livingstone
​ 1859
​ asked the people of the lake what the lake was called
​ they replied
​ Nyasa
​ means Lake.
​ >1964
​ Nyasa land
​ 1964< Malawi
​ slave trade going on,
​ many found themselve with arab slave traders
​ Yao
​ ones in the slave trade
​ 90% chinyanja
​ 10% Chinyao
​ cheifs of families wer Chinyao
​ Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda
​ virtual dictator
​ militarized.
​ absolute police state
​ 1992
​ major demonstrations agains Banda
​ 1995
​ put him in prison.
​ died in his 90’s
​ Malonje
​ village
​ very rural, rolling terrein.
​ at the foot of an extinct volcano.
​ Zomba
​ many foot paths coming off it, to other locations.
​ main one is 2 miles before the only paved hyway in the country.
​ 2000 pop.
​ kept people out in the coutryside
​ wood for energy
​ lots of trees.
​ keep up fruit trees.
​ only 6 extended families could live off it’s resources.
​ others starved and desease and whatnot…

​ Zomba
​ Volcano

​ Chinuanja
​ Chinyao


​​
​ Chiputu
​ Limeto
​ Namkungwi

​ Jando
​ Nakanga

​ Chikamveka
​ "Famin where it is revealed"
​ wotchcraft
​ born with it.
​ don’t know you have it.
​ believe it resides in the liver
​ unconciously cause evil.
​ alone
​ unfriendly
​ good at minipulation
​ Mwabvi
​ poison ordeal for possible witches.
​ from the root of a plant with very high concentration of alkaline
​ you die, you witch. no, you’re good.


​​
​ Chikumbutso
​ secondary burial
​ body in noriginal home
​ 2 days
​ taken to the cemetary
​ NOT the front door.
​ have to fool the spirit.
​ out the back wall.
​ buried
​ c​hikumbutso
​ reburial year later
​ ​ any remains of flesh mixed woith the food of the feast for the family to eat…
​ ​ a way to reincorporate the soul with the kinship.
​ Endocanibalism
​ anthropophagy
​ Theophagy

​ Mbumba/Nkhoswe

​ end of dry season: september
​ dirt, planted around rocks.
​ too much work.
​ dec-march Rain season.
​ 14 times more waterfall at any given moment there than it does here in WA.
​ VERY destructive.

​ April
​ harvest
​ April-may
​ cold, dry season.
​ june-sept. hot dry season.
​ all traditional ceremonies during this time.
​ Dimba
​ wet land garden.
​ Nkokwe
​ Chigayo
​ Subzi
​ mtondo Songs
​ muns/mwisi
​ chikokeyani
​ their homebrewed beer.
​ hot dry season
​ Kachasu
​ moonshine
​ should drink within 3 days,
​ then turns toxic.
​ matralineage
​ extended familoy group
​ mbumba
​ don’t belong to the kjinship group of your father.
​ only mother.
​ mother’s brother
​ male gaurdien
​ Nkhoswe
​ Mo-in-law Avoidance.
​ polygyny
​ multiple wifes
​ polyandry
​ multiple husbands
​ everyone had to belong to the one political partry of their virtual dictator.
​ Mondu
​ judge/jury
​ whole village in court cases.
​ call him by title:
​ Cheif Kumalonje
​ cheiftain ship
​ ranked cheiftainships.
​ some higher rank.
​ some control other cheifs and their villages.
​ how to be cheif?
​ inherits from his mother’s brother.
​ ​ can have female cheifs.
​ oratory
​ singing
​ speaking
​ tilitomsay
​ Femaile initiation.
​ most important event in their lives.
​ Chinamwali
​ thing to the initiative
​ female initiation.
​ edge of the village.
​ oin the ridge.
​ Tsimba
​ Enclosure
​ 3 day event.
​ any man come near, he’d be killed.
​ I. Chiputu
​ 3 day affair.
​ just reaching puberty.
​ ~9-12 years old.
​ partly peer preasure, everyone wants to go through it.
​ Morning
​ girls arising with the sun,
​ singing.
​ emerge from houses,
​ go onto paths eventually towards the hill.
​ enter Tsimba
​ woman are singing initiation songs
​ incharge:
​ ​ (an)amkungwi
​ ​ main healer woman in the village.
​ ridiculed
​ sit in hands on lap, heads down.
​ lose your personal name.
​ just become an initiate.
​ like a group identity.
​ their heads are shaved.
​ their clothing given away.
​ [][]Right of seperation.
​ shedding their old identity.
​ learn how to give proper sex,
​ how to give proper birth.
​ how to cook, and when.
​ all sacred.
​ sometimes used skit.
​ acted how what the wrong way of things are.
​ instead of the right way.
​ transformation religiously into another being
​ you become Female.
​ now an adult.
​ allowed to have ligitimate sex
​ allowed to have legitimate children.

​ II. Limeto
​ already woman.
​ 1 day, 24 hour affair.
​ sit in L for 24 hours…
​ pre-iomposed Navel s​ource
​ teaches proper diet, birth positions,
​ Jando
​ Male initiation.
​ Nakanga
​ male practitional initiator.
​ 3 month affair.
​ ritual gate.
​ once in, you’r in/
​ if a female goes through, she is gang raped til she dies.
​ lined up very still…
​ circumcised right there.
​ used a sharp chip of glass bottle.
​ has head cushions on from mothers bringing meals to the gate.
​ Completely transformed antologically
​ truely transformed into another entity.
​ a true adult.

​ gifting
​ creates an obligation to counter-gift in some way.
​ "Reciprocity"
​ Teknonymy
​ tabboo of calling something or someone by name, not in general.
​ anthropologists take great pride in feild work.
​ when talking to peoople, they being ownest/ truthful?
​ participant observation
​ you can tell the differance between what you beleive they do, and what they really do.
​ though they may act differant with your pressance.
​ there is just you to observe many,
​ can’t be everywhere at once.
​ again, your pressance alters their behavior.

​ video
​ children leanr shamanistic practices
​ Ebene
​ halucinigenic drug
​ hekura
​ spirits
​ horticulturalists
​ clear land, plant gardens, hunting gathering
​ yanomamo
​ [][][ Generosity is found in all cultures.
​ kinship is the basis for social integration
​ marriages between kin groups.
​ villages may split by shoice, or other reason.
​ taboo against using direct names of dead ancestors.
​ Teknonymy
​ shallow patrilineages

​ N. chagnon
​ 30% adult male deaths from warfare.
​ you have to take sides in fights.

​ polygymy
​ drink burned ashes of kinships when dead.
​ including him.
​ ranisteriopsis
​ language
​ the ability to reate and use language is probably the most distinct feature of humans.
​ MAJOR means of transmitting knowledge from one to another.
​ most concentrated means.
​ used every day of our lives
​ in between us ourselves and what’s really real.
​ how we make sense of reality
​ the way we think.
​ language and culture are indivisible, same coin.
​ it’s the key to doing Feild work.
​ diff. cultures have diff. views and languages
​ so this key is how to understand them.
​ #Language is a symbolic system of sounds.
​ only some sounds have different meanings in diff. cultures.
​ diff. sounds in diff. languages.
​ from 10, to 100 sounds.
​ nothing inevitable regarding sound and what it means.
​ symbolic
​ Arbitrary to what they mean.
​ ki
​ chey
​ emtango
​ all Tree
​ though, never go by the look of lettering like this. go by the SOUND.
​ IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!
​ so, no real connection to the sounds with the thing.
​ …
​ [][] Language is a symbolic system of sound with a Grammer.
​ [][] and convey meaning to its speakers.
​ [][]___ and it’s always changing.
​ order in what we place sounds to create words in every language.
​ syntax – Sentance formation.
​ Sierra Leone
​ Krio
​ mixes of multiple languages, nativised to become the priomary language in Sierra Leone.
​ toto yoho isye kamara
​ hixkaryana
​ man grab jaguar
​ to them, it means
​ jaguar grab man.
​ dialects
​ diff. versions of a language.
​ jafaikan

​ how to tell nthe diff. between dialect and another language?
​ Mutual Unintelligibility
​ closed system of communitation
​ characeristic of the "rest of the animal world"
​ call systems
​ produce a particular sound,
​ has a meaning.
​ NOT combined with others to make othetr meanings.
​ will not change.
​ open system of communication.
​ finite number of sounds.
​ can be combined in many many ways.
​ endless possibility of recombination
​ "productivity"
​ human languages.
​ displacement
​ USED to think chimps didn’t have, but they DO.
​ things in other unseen room
​ past events.
​ they won’t say anything totally nonsense and unrelated.
​ Structure.
​ Phoneme
​ phonology
​ minimal unit of sound.
​ decsriptive linguist
​ go out and start collecting units of sounds.
​ "NGomBe"
​ full value to vowels
​ Paraha
​ only 10 osunds,
​ very reduced.
​ women only use 9 sounds.
​ very unique.
​ English
​ "normal" amount
​ 35-36 sounds
​ 24 consinants
​ 9/ or 11 vowels
​ 3/ or 2 semivowels
​ Kalahari Desert.
​ fills most of botswana
​ Khoisan
​ amongst the aboriginal people in africa
​ !kung
​ over 90 conseinants
​ ​ "click languages"
​ ​ most languages in the world are explosive (outward)
​ ​ these are implosive (inward)
​ Morpheme
​ minimal units of meaning.
​ can also be a phoneme
​ therefore, not only a minumal sound, mut also a minimal meaning.
​ can ba made of 1 OR multi phonemes.
​ RAT
​ ART
​ free morphione
​ IST
​ no meaing til attatched
​ ARTIST
​ bound morphine
​ s
​ bound morpohine
​ ARTISTS
​ ALL BOUT SOUNDS
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I got a freakin’ Harmonious Silver Chalice today. Dragged it off the shelf over at VaLlUe
ViLlAgE
and a shimmering Ding rang so pure.

{a brief moment of nihilism occurs}

I also got his little silver urn thing for ashes, or sticks, or beeswax with beekeeper bones.

{some obvious clarity comes back around}

I act out the summary of what I Listen to. I have the void where a Sun should fill, but it doesn’t. My reality charges forward, ears first. Like a frickin’ bat.

This must be what it means to be a real vampire.

Suppose I do have the capacity to love like one. ___ 😉

& with a human-free diet, too! [besides the lovin’]

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The ol’ English flies never really got the luck at convincing the local sheep herder people to bug their sorry arses off themselves! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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um, ok there’s a plane up above, and

{then I stop typing because of this annoying tone I am hearing during this little show.}

Deborah, What’s up.

Oh, Nothin, I

‘m just Talkin’ about you!

Alr’right then git ooot

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WallMount Chargers ::: Physical auratus wired as a basic ‘Adaptermod’ Presets that were large, up to 3 whole inches wide, and charged ancient electronics like Cell Phones, Music Players, and a variety of novel artifacts of consumer society.

{L I B R A R Y O F F I C I A L}

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So, What if I just stopped listening to music as a hobby?

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and instead, let my music create the music for me?ad

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surely that would be a solid source of ideas for a music careerad, nooo?????

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How Twitter can Save the World

Twitter needs an atmosphere of City Neighborhoods, sorted by tweet rates, # of unique other accounts they interact with, Trends and Following, and User Configurable Culture as a completely free element.

Completely free does not mean without consequence from unjust or dishonorable malice

they need to Use a 2D and 3D Perspective angled Chart or Visual Space, having each user show as an orb or icon. the locations would be as vague or precise as the user chooses.

Now the Timeline will become as redundant as a system Log.

Customizably Decorated Speech Bubbles stem off each user orb. From this perspective, you will see the tweets occur as you fly through this space.

The edges of this space will be a Canvas.

Fabricated as sizable tiles, there will be an open default for user painting.

Not sure if a good idea: if there is a strong concentration of a particular ‘cloud’ adjacent to the walls, they will have “domain” influence, blocking users outside the ‘cloud’ from seeing or painting?

this ever expanding space will retain a more or less spherical shape, so every user can see the entire universe of Twitter Users.

Yes, it’ll be Massivead and Distant.

Not only are there Words to live through, there is now an immersivead environment, and an outlet of Artad, Soundad and Videoad presented in a way that is easy and instinctual to exploread.

The point to all of this?
  1. it’ll be a cool fascinating new experience for the world to enjoy if they want to try it out. [MANY would]
  2. As the World Speaks, the clouds of mind and opinion become visualized and presented as feedback data for every user to reference to.
  3. the Connections would first of all have to be coded and defined with the most unbiased and balanced rules, backed with untampered data, intelligently and humanitarianly handled with historical Cultural Relevance taken into account. Yes, that would make this Scientific as fuck, but You need good Science to sustain a Society. So let’s get this one right okay? {IF FUCKING POSSIBLE}.
  4. As the ‘clouds’ dynamically change form and location, we will see right in front of our eyes how we can relate to each other.
  5. the idea is to create a bridge between every cloud.
  6. A Flawed Civilization of Obsessive Dogma and Technology Might actually convince itself to unite on a level they had always been too Wounded to reach.
humanity is too damn talented to carry on this age of a stale, simmering caldron of blood and gold. ad

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[hmmmm]

ok now i’m hungry.

Haven’t eaten yet, but I kinda feel like I have a very similar Mental situation to Jessica Jones’ Mother. ………………………ad

just not violent.

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