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in Modern Kenya (Cambridge University Press, 1995), coeditor (with M. Priscilla Stone and Peter D. Little) of Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (Rowman and Little- field, 2000), and coeditor (with Marc Edelman) of Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism (Blackwell, 2005). Stefan Helmreich is Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT. His book Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World (University of California Press, 1998) examines the practices

; the famous Napalm Girl photograph of the late Vietnam War period and the several myths attached to that powerful and provocative image; and the phenomenon of bogus quotations—some of which could be media myths in the making—and the impressive velocity and circulation they reach, thanks to the Internet and social media. These chapters thus extend the examination of media myths to realms of the image and the digital world. And they signal anew that the work of debunking is never over.


archaeologists think about location and what instru- ments we use to create digital worlds. These technologies have become pervasive across archaeology, but there are a few topics that they have proved especially helpful for, including retracing movement and mobility, working out how our ancestors fed them- selves, and reconstructing the kinds of societies they built. In the end, I discuss some of the challenges of applying geospatial tech- nologies more broadly, beyond the few places that have thus far received most of our attention, to expand and deepen our picture of


creative insight of Nikki Terry, whose support helped me assemble this book in its final stages and get it out into the digital world. I feel a deep sense of gratitude toward my undergraduate mentor, advi- sor, and friend, Michelle Harris. Her generosity was a turning point for me as a college freshman, and she and Harvey Charles have been a continued source of love and support throughout my career. I am also grateful to our collaborators, Sherrill Sellers and Frederick Gooding, with whom I met frequently to complete our coedited book as I wrote this book. Working

Media, 4(4), 371 – 388. b i b l i o g r a p h y 217 Tyner, K. (1998). Literacy in a digital world: Teaching and learning in the age of infor- mation. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Wallack, L., Woodruff, K., Dorfman, L. & Diaz, I. (1999). News for a change: An advocates’ guide to working with the media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Willis, P. (1990). Common culture: Symbolic work at play in the everyday cultures of the young. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. This page intentionally left blank

libraries exemptions for archival photocopying also apply to optical scanning and text-file creation for the same purposes. If the library is permit ted to make the copy, it should not matter what technology was employed to generate the reproduct ion. 1 9 Making the file available to reader-viewers raises a d i f fe ren t problem. For a pr inted text, reading presents no copyright issues because copyright does not attach to the physical object. In the digital world, however, looking at the text does implicate copyright, because viewing the text on-screen entails

simultane- ously during a particular task or takes one piece of information at a time. The Web works with sensors and motors, memories and representations, like the brain that controls our senses, muscles, images, emotions, and thoughts. Finally, on the Web we deal with the continuous and the dis- crete, the analog and the digital worlds. Our brain does the same. TO CLICK OR NOT TO CLICK In fact each click unfolds a new dimension in the virtual space of the digital world. If we have only one button to push or one lever to press, the option is called unary. If we have two

cyber-archaeology (e.g., Levy and Jones 2018). Chapter 5: Digital Worlds 1. A good place to start is to ask if GIS is the best tool for the problem at hand (see Lock and Pouncett 2017). 2. Michael F. Goodchild has thought a lot about time and GIS over the years and has come to the conclusion that a “space-time geographic information sys- tem is unlikely to emerge in the near future” (Goodchild 2013, 1072). 3. The technical term for what I am talking about here is geographic visu- alization or geovisualization. See Gupta and Devillers (2017) for an excellent review

observers of their surroundings. The students begin by exploring, and then mapping, the library’s physical and electronic resources. Our intense focus on such fundamentals trains students to see and probe that which they might otherwise overlook in their everyday interactions. In completing this exercise, students examine the physical structure of a library and the various needs that must be met through that structure, familiarize themselves with collections of books and journals, and grasp the connection between the physical and digital worlds of the library

in the diGital world E-cash and the increasing importance of digital markets pose problems for central government control over the economy and the behavior of economic actors; they also render borders around national markets and nation-states increasingly permeable—or, perhaps, increasingly irrelevant. In a world where true e-cash is an everyday reality, the basic role of government in a liberal market economy and the relevance of borders and geography will be drastically redefined. While at first glance this concern appears to reflect a traditional break