Anthropology is on the mind after talking about it at Quaker meeting. So, here are brief reviews and links to two of my favorite anthropology-related TedTalks.
Anthropologist Wade Davis speaks sweepingly of amazing societies whose lifestyles contrast sharply with our modern mass cultures. Incredibly, he pulls it off at a blistering pace without denigrating the non-industrialized societies or poo-pooing modern technology and globalization.
Jonathan Harris collects stories from people around the world, and compiles them into artworks whose visual beauty transcends geographic, linguistic, and cultural barriers. His work is so captivating, one almost overlooks the virtuosic focus, discipline, and respectful communication abilities demonstrated by the works' execution.