Wednesday, November 22, 2006
We have lift-off...
今日は！ Welcome to the Visual Anthropology of Japan Blog Central. My cat, Gonzo, welcomes you. This site is set up as a component for my Visual Anthropology of Japan course at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata-shi, Osaka, Japan. Here you can find links to my students' projects and other sites dedicated and/or related to the cause of visual anthropology. Disclaimer: I am not a blogger. This is all new to me; I feel as though I am embarking upon a new journey and starting a new phase of fieldwork. So I expect this site to develop and mature. I expect growing pains and awkward postings along the way. I welcome and beg any advice and/or feedback in the areas of anthro-blogging, ethnography, and visual representation. Please check out my students' blogs and give them feedback as well.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride... and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well... maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten." Hunter S. Thompson. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971. New York: Fawcett Popular Library, p. 89.