Experimenting with the Dérive Experience of Landscapes

This is an excerpt from a portion of a paper entitled “Three Cities: thinking through embodied archaeologies with experiments in psychogeography and urban design” which I gave at TAG Berkeley back in May. The full version is available here: http://archaeologiesensoria.wordpress.com Three cities, three walks. During the Binchester excavations, I took three walks that purposefully mirrored…

Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Anthropology: What is the status of our descriptions?

“The goal of descriptive adequacy is unattainable but continually haunts the endeavor, lying alongside, but in another time, and speaking back, like the immaterial ghosts of prophecy or the value of a currency.” (Maurer 2005, p. 54) What is it to describe? What ambitions and hopes do we attach to our descriptions? How do we…

Landscape Complexity and New Media: a review of the Carrlands Project Website (Mike Pearson).

Bradley M. Sekedat Brown University A growing number of recent studies seek new ways to engage with landscapes (see references). The Carrlands Project (www.carrlands.org.uk) fits aptly into this category as it explores the complexity of the Carrs in southeastern England through the combination of music, dialogue, and composed sound recordings. The format of this presentation…