Openness

Openness

  For many, open science and open government together strengthen science and democracy. Yet opening up is rarely straightforward. This chapter explores the curious alliances, novel tensions and surprising paradoxes that contemporary practices of openness entail....
The curve

The curve

In light of current global efforts to ‘flatten the curve,’ this piece considers what the curve is, how varied populations are working on it, and some of the implications for anthropological thinking and theorising. It appears in a Special Forum on COVID-19...
On the geologic time spiral

On the geologic time spiral

  The Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga, Ontario, has launched a multi-year, multi-media, multi-publics production on human-environment entanglements, called The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea. One of us (E. Sanders) opened their inaugural broadsheet with some...
The trouble with deficits

The trouble with deficits

Increasing numbers of social and natural scientists are turning their attention to the impacts of climate change on so-called traditional peoples. This piece examines an article on the subject that appeared in a high-profile climate change journal, and that has since...