2010 in Review

January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy New Year! 2010 has been a busy one, though it has meant that I have neglected writing on kitchen window a bit. I received this 2010 Year in Review from WordPress, and I found it interesting. It’s also motivated me to continue to post on this site throughout 2011. I have been thinking of great things to post including new recipes, events in Miami, information on arts productions around the world, and everyday info that I have come across, so look forward to postings about those topics in 2011. In case you’re interested in checking out what I’ve been up to in 2010, here are some of the projects I’ve been working on: Mapping Miami, the Miami Art Salon, founding Blackbird Arts and Research, being an artist-in-residence at the Deering Estate, my dissertation research about art, Miami, and the Caribbean, Yelping, and overhauling my personal website.

Thanks for reading kitchen window! Here’s the 2010 Year in Review:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 166 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 831kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 25th with 124 views. The most popular post that day was why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were squidoo.com, larasteinpardo.com, facebook.com, mangoandlime.net, and blisstree.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for julia tuttle causeway, julia tuttle bridge, no flour peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, carol walker artist, and flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge April 2007

2

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (updated) April 2007
9 comments

3

s’mores cupcakes May 2009
3 comments

4

kara walker at the whitney October 2007
2 comments

5

recipes: jerk tofu and collard greens July 2007
5 comments

doing anthropology (a video)

July 1, 2008 § Leave a comment

A great video from MIT Tech TV about what it means to “do anthropology”. They recommend it for undergrad courses or just learning about anthropology in general. I also think it’s great for grad students; to get perspective on how other anthropologists talk about what it is they do. It’s a short video, so go ahead and watch it now. You can access it through this link, or watch it in your own media player by clicking the link below.

travel essentials

May 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

Are you traveling this summer? As an artist and anthropology grad student, the summer is the time when I am in and out of town doing research, meeting other artists, and working on new ideas. For part of this summer I’ll be in a place where I won’t be able to run to the corner store to buy an item I may have forgotten. That means a lot of planning ahead. Here are some of my recent finds:

tide sink packs: I usually bring a little container filled with woolite so I can do small loads of laundry in the sink. It always spills! I was thrilled to see these at Target yesterday. They are individual Tide “sink packs;” each packet contains enough for one sink-full of laundry.

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virtual caribbeans (this week in new orleans)

February 26, 2008 § 2 Comments

A Conference on Representation, Diaspora and Performance in and on the Caribbean

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
February 28 – March 1, 2008

I’ll be leaving soon for the Virtual Caribbeans Conference in New Orleans, which has been organized by folks at Tulane University. I’ve been working hard on getting my presentation ready, and I’m looking forward to a great conference. My paper is titled, “Performance in the Archive: Re-imagining the Cuban Diaspora and Contemporary Cuban Art through the Performance-Based Photography of María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Marta Maria Peréz Bravo.” If you are so inclined, you can read part of the paper here. Any tips for my stay in New Orleans? Pass them along.

Among other exciting activities during the conference, I am especially excited about:

– seeing Annalee Davis’s film and discussing it with her and others

– witnessing a Carmelita Tropicana performance in-person

– meeting other people working on themes of art, migration, and the Caribbean

american feminist anthropologists (join listserv)

February 16, 2008 § Leave a comment

Join the AFA Listserv!

The AFA listserv is a place for job postings, announcements of interest to
feminist anthropologists, and discussion of a variety of topics. To join,
send a message to https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/ with
the following message in the body: subscribe fem-anth-l (that’s L, not
one). Listserv Manager is: Colleen Morgan.The listserv address is:
fem-anth-l@lists.berkeley.edu.

my photos featured for “bodies in motion” conference

February 15, 2008 § 2 Comments

My images from Portraits in Pride are part of the logo for the Black Humanities Collective Conference this year. This year’s theme is Bodies in Motion: Diaspora, Difference, and Discursive Performances, and will take place March 27 – 28, 2008, at the University of Michigan.  

thought for today; embodying home

February 12, 2008 § Leave a comment

“I don’t think you can ever leave home.

You take it with you. It’s in your hair follicles,

in the bend of your knees, the arch of your foot.

You can’t leave home. You just take it and rearrange it”

– Maya Angelou, African-American Lives (PBS), 2007

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