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Unsettling Landscapes

The Unsettling Landscapes podcast mini-series was created in anticipation of the upcoming 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, which is being held November 9-13, 2022, in Seattle, WA. The episodes engage guests in a dialogue about the theme of Unsettling Landscapes, their work, and the greater Seattle area. The podcast was created as a partnership between the AAA and Matt Artz.

Tracks

Mary Gray: On the Internet and Identity-making
In this episode of the Unsettling Landscapes podcast, Mary Gray talks with Matt Artz about her career studying the internet and identity-making. About Mary Gray Mary L. Gray is Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She maintains a faculty position in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering with affiliations in Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. Mary, an anthropologist and media scholar by training, focuses on how people’s everyday uses of technologies transform labor, identity, and human rights. Mary earned her PhD in Communication from the University of California at San Diego in 2004, under the direction of Susan Leigh Star. In 2020, Mary was named a MacArthur Fellow for her contributions to anthropology and the study of technology, digital economies, and society. About the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting The 2022 AAA Annual Meeting is being held Nov. 9-13, Seattle, WA. The theme for this year is Unsettling Landscapes. The theme asks two questions: In what ways are we, and those we work with, unsettled? How are we also unsettling landscapes, and to what end? For more information, visit annualmeeting.americananthro.org. About the AAA Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and applying this understanding to the world’s most pressing problems. It publishes a portfolio of 22 journals, offer career planning and professional development services, support college and
32:22 10/24/22
Peter Knutson: On Teaching and Existential Anthropology
In this episode of the Unsettling Landscapes podcast, Peter Knutson talks with Matt Artz about his career as a commercial fisherman, building alliances, and teaching anthropology as a form of existential reflection. About Peter Knutson Peter Knutson is an anthropologist and commercial fisherman from Everett, WA. He was educated in public schools, attended Stanford as an undergraduate and was indefinitely suspended by Stanford in 1972 for disrupting recruiting by a weapons manufacturer. He then studied in New York at New School for Social Research, attending classes taught by Murray Bookchin, Hannah Arendt, and Stanley Aronowitz, among others. In 1987 he received his doctorate in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington. His dissertation was an autoethnography of a mutiny on a commercial fishing vessel in the North Pacific, informed by Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He has taught in Seattle area community colleges since 1981 and has been tenured at Seattle Central College since 1998. He publishes articles dealing with politics and community in Seattle newspapers and in critical journals such as Counterpunch. About the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting The 2022 AAA Annual Meeting is being held Nov. 9-13, Seattle, WA. The theme for this year is Unsettling Landscapes. The theme asks two questions: In what ways are we, and those we work with, unsettled? How are we also un
26:18 9/7/22
Charles Menzies: Who are the Unsettled?
In this episode of the Unsettling Landscapes podcast, Charles Menzies talks with Matt Artz about his views on who he believes is truly the unsettled and his work with film and the environment. He also serves up a delicious tip for some food to get while in Seattle.  About Charles Menzies Charles R. Menzies is a Canadian anthropologist and full professor. He is a member of the Gitxaala Nation of northwestern British Columbia and an enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. His primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations’ issues, maritime anthropology, and the archaeology of north coast BC. About the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting The 2022 AAA Annual Meeting is being held Nov. 9-13, Seattle, WA. The theme for this year is Unsettling Landscapes. The theme asks two questions: In what ways are we, and those we work with, unsettled? How are we also unsettling landscapes, and to what end? For more information, visit annualmeeting.americananthro.org. About the AAA Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and applying this understanding to the world’s most pressing problems. It publishes a portfolio of 22 journals, offer career planning and professional development services, support college and university departments, award numerous prizes and fellowships, sponsor a paid summer internship program, and stage research conferences in the Fall and Spring each year. About Matt Artz Matt Artz is a business and design anthropologist, consultant, author, speaker, and creator. He writes, speaks, and consults in user experience, product management, and business strategy. He creates products, podcasts, music, and visual art. His podcasts include Anthropology in Business and Anthro to UX.
34:00 8/1/22