Hi there folks, my name is Jakob and I’m the proprietor of this site. I have had a passion for writing for not as long as I can remember, but pretty darn near that.
It all started when I was 15 years old when a friend of mine sat me down and taught me how to play the guitar one summer. I never had an interest in becoming the next Hendrix, and I certainly never had the chumps to be just that, but what I did have was a great desire for expressing my adolescent thoughts and emotions, And I found writing songs an excellent vehicle for that.
Eventually i started College and then University where I increasingly channeled that creative energy into social science papers and the guitar has been playing second fiddle in my creative life ever since. (I think my neighbors are happy about that).
Then in 2009 I moved to Peru where I literally being a world away from family and friends, felt the need to share a bit about my life with those back home. And thus my first blog, the gonzo anthropologist, saw its life and day. Years later I moved on to this blog here, and the rest is history.
In the meantime I started a career in computerization and digitization, which I find to be an immensely exciting field to work in. Times are moving fast and we might just loose our humanity along the way if we don’t stop to consider what the impacts of technology are on our society.
So there you have it, a cultural anthropologist working in it!
Boy, if I had a nickel for every person who’ve asked me how that came to be…
Anyway, that is sort of where this site now takes its outset: in the crossroads between technology, especially that used for social purposes, and cultural studies. I am also deeply interested in photography, which I happen to think is really just another way of doing ethnographic work, and in personality inventories such as the MBTI, the Enneagram and the Whole Brain system. So if you decide to hang out for while with me here, and I hope you do, you’ll probably notice that these other topics are also often on my mind.
On the evening of march the 15th 2017.