On set – and out bush – with PAW Media
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On set – and out bush – with PAW Media

The pioneering visual anthropologist Eric Michaels once said I got into media studies, as an anthropologist, because I believed the media were the belly of the beast, and because I thought TV was central to the creation of the extraordinary contradictions that plagued the contemporary world. I remember this quote as members of PAW Media … Continue reading

Photoblog: Aussie Transitional Shenanigans
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Photoblog: Aussie Transitional Shenanigans

I made a list last month. I make many lists. My lists often long for the future, for the check-boxes that signal completion. But last month, I made a post-facto list with the ungraceful title “Things I have become more comfortable with this year.” Alongside bugs, squat toilets and eating raw meat, and perhaps related to all three, was Uncertainty — the capital-U kind. And when I arrived in Australia last month, I was full of Uncertainty. I flew into Darwin without a confirmed field site but with dozens of helpful contacts and promising leads. I arrived in Darwin certain that Australia would be the last country on this amazing year-long journey but Uncertain of what lies beyond it. I still don’t know. Continue reading

Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: Yuendumu Edition
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Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: Yuendumu Edition

Cheers from Yuendumu, home of the Bush Mechanics! Yuendumu is a small Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. I am here volunteering with PAW (formerly Warlpiri) Media until I return to the United States in August.  PAW Media is one of the oldest Aboriginal media organizations in the country; some of you may know … Continue reading