Update – the actuality of the archaeological past

I have contributed little to this site Since 2016. I have been writing (Greece and Rome: a new model of antiquity [Link]), running experiments in fieldwork (Project Borderlands [Link]), exploring applied archaeology (with a host of organizations and corporations), asking questions of the proper role of the academic, the researcher, the scholar. In this contemporary…

just what is a car?

I am in Amsterdam for eDay – one of the regular business conferences organized by the Dutch magazine Emerce. Ji Lee, Facebook Creative Director, opened with a pep talk about social media: “Ideas are nothing. Doing is everything.” Then there were talks about advertising, platforms (not products), marketing and branding, selling cheaply to poor people…