Reindeer Herding + Photo-Video Shooting + Research + Personal Growth = Multimedia Anthropology As Livelihood
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Reindeer Herding + Photo-Video Shooting + Research + Personal Growth = Multimedia Anthropology As Livelihood

[English] HAL member Nicolas Rasiulis spent several months in 2014 living among the Dukha Tsaatans, a small community of reindeer herders who inhabit a taiga landscape in northern Mongolia. He has recently written a piece where he reflects on the particular methodological approach that emerged through his experiences and relationships with the Tsaatans and their […]

POACHED LIVES, TRADED FORMS… Engaging with Animal Trafficking Around the Globe
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POACHED LIVES, TRADED FORMS… Engaging with Animal Trafficking Around the Globe

From the depths of the Borneo jungle through the dark web to private ménageries, this paper reflects on the expansion of contemporary wildlife trafficking and maps an early 21st century trade in living organisms, dead animal parts and metempsychic imaginaries. Involving, among many other emerging relational entanglements, life and death issues, big money, commercial routes […]

Involution en terrain chaosmique: le devenir-animal de Wajdi Mouawad
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Involution en terrain chaosmique: le devenir-animal de Wajdi Mouawad

Anima, le dernier roman de Wajdi Mouawad sorti en 2012, est un récit tragique sur notre rapport au monde et s’inscrit à point dans un climat politique et environnemental en crise. Dans ce roman, Wajdi Mouawad pose une question ontologique urgente: quel rapport entretenons-nous au monde et aux autres? Il ne s’agit donc pas d’une […]

C2C12: Coming back
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C2C12: Coming back

“Vous, qui aspirez à la Métamorphose Singulière que seul GenTrip’ peut vous procurer, devez intégrer cette unique vérité: tout – et nous voulons bien signifier TOUT ici – n’est que lien. Les connaissances que vous devez intégrer ne signifient quelque chose que dans l’exacte mesure oú elles dépendant exclusivement des rapports, des relations, bref des […]

The adventures into the life of the “Edible-nest” Swiftlets and the humanimal relation
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The adventures into the life of the “Edible-nest” Swiftlets and the humanimal relation

             The tropical heavens of South Asia attract people for their paradisiac sand beaches, crystal clear waters, palm trees and fresh exotic fruits. Others are drawn to South Asia’s alternativism to Western Culture, which includes the local cuisines and traditional medicines. Various renowned local foods may be perceived as ‘bizarre’ […]

Lab life: where are my cells?
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Lab life: where are my cells?

It was July 2015 when I dived into the laboratory for the first time. Since then, I have started to learn the craft of cell culture, I have pursued experimental protocols, I engaged in empirical search, I was co-domesticated with numerous technologies. I am searching for a grip on the other forms of life with […]

C2C12: Comparing crafts
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C2C12: Comparing crafts

Artecraft, Septembre 2015 The 3D printer has been out of order for about 10 days now. I found when I stepped in the main lab early on a Tuesday morning, September 8th. The whole printing piece was taken apart. Fan and extruder were lying on the printer bed. I failed to capture it in pixels, […]

C2C12: “That’s science.”
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C2C12: “That’s science.”

My two last trial runs ended up here:  First came the squares. Before even attempting imaging, Dan – a PhD student in the Pelling Lab who has been guiding me on this project – told me the squares wouldn’t work for the imaging. Another problem was that cells had seemingly fallen from the square onto […]

C2C12: Growing cells on 3D printed wood
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C2C12: Growing cells on 3D printed wood

The Pelling Lab is one of creative exploration. My current project is to try and grow my C2C12 cells on 3D printed wood. Today, my cells reached their 19th passage (averaging at one or two a week since they came into my care on July 9th). It is in the basement lab that I am […]

C2C12: Manufacturing life in a laboratory
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C2C12: Manufacturing life in a laboratory

Macdonald Hall is the building on campus hosting the University of Ottawa’s physics department. It is down a set of stairs, in the basement, that resides the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanophysics: a state-of-the-art research facility renovated in 2011 (Biological Physics, 2012). A large door marks the entrance and has to be electronically unlocked to access […]