i have a computer science and creative writing background, and i've worked in lab/studio management at a photo program for a while. i've also been doing history and anthropology coursework in an unofficial postbac/predoc kinda way, and considering real grad school in the next few years.
my interests are identity construction/boundary making, knowledge systems, land/environment usage; i enjoy being a generalist, though, so i'm stoked to hear about what y'all do!
is anyone going to the american #anthropology annual meeting in vancouver this year? i'm extremely unlikely to attend but i read about a dog-based ethnography panel happening and it's highly intriguing to me, i am hoping someone goes to it so i can hear about it afterwards :3
anyway undergrads are precious especially in the first week of the fall semester, yesterday, someone who i gave a tour to as a prospective student in the hazy past just dropped into my office to link up with us again and i was very pleased
but also, take it easy, everyone, it's only the first week of class, don't overcommitt yourselves already!!!
meeting new students
this semester, on top of my usual collection of PSAs and announcements to new students when introducing myself to classes, i have also thrown in 'if you think you need to change your major but aren't sure if your parents will accept you' as a sample of additional random advice i will offer n_n
(previously, i have offered 'if you're about to break up with someone but want to talk through it first')
honestly right now the only thing i'm feeling is 'well, if i take a class it's one more thing on my transcript that i can show when i'm applying to grad school', but i have so much post-bacc stuff that one more class isn't going to make or break anything, and i don't like putting this kind of pressure on myself anyway, i want this to be at least more for the sake of learning and growing than for buffing any potential application because i don't actually care about paperwork
i've been leaning towards not taking a class in the fall bc it's been a few years since i've taken a break from coursework. towards the end of last semester i was definitely overwhelmed with All Things that pushed me beyond my reasonable self.
i don't really have to make a decision until classes start, since i'm non-degree and can pretty much beg my way onto any roster (once i joined a class during the 2nd week and it still worked out), so i think i'll just give myself space to feel it out.
image editor discourse
look all i have to say is that one time, one of my students wanted help with editing an image for class; she lowered her voice and said, in a very embarrassed tone, 'i, uh, don't use photoshop. i use this other free program, it's called....th...e.... ...g....im....p......'.
i dislike having to tell my students it's okay if they can't afford a photoshop license and it's not their fault the next most viable alternative has a name that is not polite to say out loud in class.
@Galdrakinn here's a good baby birb
look pals i'm in the grad section of a predominantly undergraduate class and i'm not even a real grad student, i don't have much at stake here, i'm going to have some fun.
(also the work is actually legit, dogs are real and we have a real co-history with them and they know things we don't we should listen to them and also they're good.
up and coming ethDOGrapher
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