The bio of Hector Blackhurst, Section Editor, Ethnology/Anthropology, is a great description of today’s social scientist. “Hector Blackhurst has been SOSIG section editor for Ethnology/Anthropology since May 1996. Absorbing though this work is, he has found it advisable to continue with his day job as Social Sciences Librarian in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Hector was trained as a social anthropologist and did research in Ethiopia. He now lives in the Peak District, a rough approximation to the highlands of Ethiopia, and when he is not grappling with the Internet, he returns there to tend his herd of organically-reared aurochs.” The Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG).
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Board of Trustees of announced today that John Maeda, Associate Director of Research at the MIT Media Lab, has accepted their offer to become the 16th president of RISD.