Virtual reality presents an immersive way to learn about the natural world. There are apps for astronomy, historical sites, and lived experiences. One extremely powerful educational app is Wander, which turns Google Street View into a VR experience. I toured famous locations, found every place Iâ€™ve ever lived, and played… Read more“A Real Guide to Virtual Museums”
Spring 2018 Semester Wrap-Up
The recent semester was a quiet one as I stuck more to my established system. The Interacts continue to be a favorite part of the course, balanced by the more demanding article summaries. The Pre-Lecture slides got better with more content, including more embedded video clips and gifs. The coffee… Read more“Spring 2018 Semester Wrap-Up”
Anthropomotron 2.1 is Out!
I had a little break between online classes so I went to work on updating Anthropomotron. It’s been a whole 11 months since I last looked at all of the code! I fixed some bugs, updated the inside platforms to the latest versions, and added a few more sets of… Read more“Anthropomotron 2.1 is Out!”
If I Could Make One Suggestion…?
I’m new to this teaching thing, but I seem to be a hit with my students, so I have a tip for someone even newer than I. The anthropology course I am teaching online is writing intensive, as online courses tend to be. There are multiple weekly discussions and writing… Read more“If I Could Make One Suggestion…?”
Besides the inner workings of Anthropomotron, I am also adding new features readily visible to anthropologists. Adult stature estimation gets some new neighbors as I add juvenile stature estimation and full body stature estimation. Juvenile stature estimation also turns long bone lengths to an estimated stature using findings from two… Read more“Hood Ornaments”
One Small Step
I really want to teach. From a practical standpoint, even if I get all the grants and all of my papers published, I can only do so much anthropology. If I teach anthropology, and just one half of one percent of my students become anthropologists, I would have more of… Read more“One Small Step”
The BioAnthropology Facebook page is a great online community of people with the same professional interests as myself who post interesting news articles from around the Internet. Last week, this article from the Daily Mail was posted with a neat timelapse photo of a sifaka hopping across a path. A… Read more“Sifakas!”
Anthropomotron 1.5 is Out!
Today I’m releasing Anthropomotron 1.5 on iOS, Android, and web browser!!! I’m a bit behind schedule with my plan, but here is the “half” update of Anthropomotron! In the next few months I plan to upgrade the stature section. The programing will be the hardest I’ve ever done, but the… Read more“Anthropomotron 1.5 is Out!”
Matt Fraction‘s Hawkeye comic is a groundbreaking mix of memorable characters, superb art, innovative layouts, and engaging adventure. Issue 1, page 2 has a rather egregious error in the dialog, though:
Anthropomotron Day 36 (Already?!)
I’ve been working on the body mass estimation part of Anthropomotron. I got a few things done off of my to-do list and then I got an email from a researcher a paper she and her colleagues wrote on estimating body mass. Surely their paper is on the list… nope!… Read more“Anthropomotron Day 36 (Already?!)”