Mitigating risk in ethnographic research

In the Hands of God: Mitigating Risk

By Jan Chipchase, Mark Rolston and Cara SilverRisk is an issue in every country where we run research (mostly in the form of vehicle accidents), but is elevated in Afghanistan, where there are occasional attacks, suicide bombings, and…

RT @core77: Strategies for Mitigating #Risk in the Field from our friends @frogdesign #AfghanMobileMoney:

A Shocking Death, a Financial Lesson

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Death and Dying, the Animal Way

Beginning of 19th century
Beginning of 19th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The circadian rhythms of death

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of...
English: Diagram illustrating the influence of dark-light rythms on circadian rythms and related physiology and behavior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maggie Koerth-Baker,

This is pos­si­bly one of the weird­est things I have read this year.

You (yes, you) are more like­ly to die around 11:00 am than any other time. That is, pro­vid­ed your death is the sort that hap­pens in old age, as opposed to, say, being hit …

RT @BoingBoing: The circadian rhythms of death

The circadian rhythms of death

Why seeing death helps you to value life

America’s next top mortician: “It really improves your life to be around corpses”
By J. B. Staniforth,

“Ask a Mortician,” Caitlin Doughty’s popular, droll web series, has an agenda: to get us to embrace our mortality

When we think of mor­ti­cians, we cer­tain­ly don’t imag­ine a bub­bly, self-effacing 28-year-old woman like Caitlin Doughty. But…

The phone call is dead

English: Flowers by the phone A closer look at...
English: Flowers by the phone A closer look at the directories and flowers in Balmerino’s fabulous phone-box. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)