Everyday Hybridity

Dr Paul O'Connor
Anthropology/Sociology/Cultural Studies/
Hong Kong/Ethnicity/
Skateboarding/Everyday Life

Lecturing in Anthropology at CUHK

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  1. Man Arrested for Running in Cross Harbour Tunnel (follow link)

    Man Arrested for Running in Cross Harbour Tunnel (follow link)

     
     
  2. rollersnakes:

Rollersnakes team rider Nick Roberts, Backside No Comply Noseblunt at our ramp. Video: Matt Clarke.

I never re-blog skate gifs despite being an ardent fan. This however is most worthy of the mention. Always a fan of the No-Comply, and this is amplified on transition, and then even more so with spine.

    rollersnakes:

    Rollersnakes team rider Nick Roberts, Backside No Comply Noseblunt at our ramp. Video: Matt Clarke.

    I never re-blog skate gifs despite being an ardent fan. This however is most worthy of the mention. Always a fan of the No-Comply, and this is amplified on transition, and then even more so with spine.

     
     
  3. kurentsee:

    Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”

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    On my desk I have Steven Feld’s ‘Sound and Sentiment’ and I feel like this is somehow closely related, and yet at a different end of a hypothetical continuum. The creation of music has always been tactile, but this again reorients how it can be performed, and recalibrates our engagement with music.
     
     
  4. imaginingcities:

What if? Cartoon by urbanist and illustrator Dhiru Thadan. 

    imaginingcities:

    What if? Cartoon by urbanist and illustrator Dhiru Thadan. 

     
     
  5. CUHK Undergraduate Student Forum

    This afternoon our students provided short presentations on their final year projects. The organisation, the topics, and the presentations were excellent. Projects included, but were not limited to, the marginalisation of waste management workers, DJs negotiating new technology, BDSM in Hong Kong, leaving pool meals, and the everyday complexities of left handedness.

    The students, I am proud to say, did a great job. Looking forward to next year’s event.

     
     
  6. hk-minoritee:

Seriously as an ethnic minority in Hong Kong, I can’t :(Can you?
#projectminoritee #hk_minoritee

Following up on the #projectminoritee post earlier in the week, check out this new tumblr hk-minoritee  they also have twitter, and instagram, and Facebook.

    hk-minoritee:

    Seriously as an ethnic minority in Hong Kong, I can’t :(
    Can you?


    #projectminoritee #hk_minoritee

    Following up on the #projectminoritee post earlier in the week, check out this new tumblr hk-minoritee  they also have twitter, and instagram, and Facebook.

     
     
  7. Can’t Keep Calm
#projectminoritee is a new project from Dhiraj Gurung that aims to highlight the ongoing marginalisation of ethnic minorities in the territory. The focus being, ‘can’t keep calm’ as a play on the ‘keep calm’ slogan.
There is an increasing demand for these t-shirts to show solidarity with overlooked groups in the territory. Those interested can message me for more info.

    Can’t Keep Calm

    #projectminoritee is a new project from Dhiraj Gurung that aims to highlight the ongoing marginalisation of ethnic minorities in the territory. The focus being, ‘can’t keep calm’ as a play on the ‘keep calm’ slogan.

    There is an increasing demand for these t-shirts to show solidarity with overlooked groups in the territory. Those interested can message me for more info.

     
     
  8. Skateboard Philanthropy - Etnies give out shoes to Homeless in LA

    Over the last decade there has been a surge in skateboard philanthropy, from Skateistan, A-Skate and Board Rescue. In the skate media today is news of skate shoe company Etnies giving out free shoes to 2,000 homeless people as part of Easter goodwill. This is by no means a new activity, it is something that Etnies have been doing since 1998 (More here)

    It also provides a contrast to the issue that skateboarders often encounter homeless people as they skate and use void places of the city. This is a dynamic that has been represented in countless skate videos and magazines. Put simply, skateboarders and the homeless spend a lot of time on the streets, but they also share varying experiences of exclusion. Bad representations of skateboarders are thus challenges by philanthropy, being a force for inclusion both people in need and skateboarders themselves.

    A further development of this inclusion emerging from Nebraska where 'Skate for Change' has seen skateboarders taken time to give simple supplies to homeless people, and to also importantly acknowledge them. Mike Smith urges ‘Skate for Change’ to be a force for skaters to make an impact in the community, not simply by helping the homeless, but by cleaning up, fixing things, and connecting with people. 

     

     
     
  9. A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.
Today the news of the death of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez aged 87. As tribute I include a link to one of his short stories. ‘A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings’, an evocative tale that serves as an exquisite introduction to magical realism. Credit for the picture above from Nick Peneranda’s blog here. 
The title of the text serves also as a metaphor for the author who’s influence and inspiration has been vast. Follow this link for the news and obituary from the Guardian.

    A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.

    Today the news of the death of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez aged 87. As tribute I include a link to one of his short stories. A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings’, an evocative tale that serves as an exquisite introduction to magical realism. Credit for the picture above from Nick Peneranda’s blog here

    The title of the text serves also as a metaphor for the author who’s influence and inspiration has been vast. Follow this link for the news and obituary from the Guardian.

     
     
  10. Hong Kong,
ArtPause

    Hong Kong,

    ArtPause