Posts Tagged 'Savage Minds'

Connecting The Dots Towards a Geek Anthropology

Connecting The Dots Towards a Geek Anthropology

Hey everyone, I’m Nick Mizer. Marie-Pierre has graciously allowed me to contribute to this blog and share my excitement for the topic of geek anthropology and our plans for an upcoming conference session on the topic.  I’m currently wrapping up my last semester of PhD coursework, and will be writing my dissertation on Dungeons & Dragons. I’ll also be presenting on geek culture at next week’s Popular Culture Association conference in DC, so if any readers of the blog will also be there, I’d love to meet!

My top 5 Online Anthropology Sources

My top 5 Online Anthropology Sources

It is a recurrent idea that time spent online or playing video games is wasted. It might be especially prevalent in people who do not enjoy gaming, but could also come from the fact that we all get zombifyed by memes or facebook every once in a while.

If you ask me, the only time you’ll ever spend badly is the time you don’t enjoy. If you enjoy laughing out loud at memes and watching documentaries online, go right ahead. The key is to focus on contents that allow you to connect to people, spike your curiosity, make you laugh, make you learn, or challenge you. How about a few anthropology readings to accomplish that?