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** AUGUST 28, 2016
Naked Harbin Ethnography
NEW BOOK COVER
Naked Harbin and Ethno-Wiki-Virtual-World-Graphy:
Methodologies for Ethnographically Studying Virtual Place: Virtual Harbin
Please visit Harbin's web site for further information and to help: http://harbin.org
lives on virtually in the book I plan to publish soon (I'm indexing it
now), and I hope too now that I may be able to add many, many
photographs as an anthropological record of "before the fire". And after
my first Harbin book is published -
http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - I'm glad
that, since I imagine actual Harbin will be rebuilt soon and become
very differently beautiful again, "The Making of Virtual Harbin as
Ethnographic Field Site" (in Google Earth?) will potentially dovetail
beautifully and NEWLY with "The Re-Making/Re-Building of Actual Harbin" - for
far-reaching parallel closures and re-openings. ~ See this blog post for articles and video about the fire ~ ~ http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/09/harbin-hot-springs-and-middletown-wild.html
After you check in at the Gate at Harbin, one resident who has worked there for years often says, "Go Play,"
ethnography of Harbin Hot Springs, a kind of Hippies-to-the-Hot-Springs' Eden project in northern California, explicitly and
theoretically brings together approaches to the comparative study of
both the actual and virtual, by developing a new methodology in studying
Harbin - as a kind of hippy or alternative haven from modernity.
this anthropological book and conceiving of virtual Harbin, you can
begin not only to "Be There" - to visit Harbin virtually in the text,
as it were - but also to revisit the 1960s and its related
Moreover, Harbin Hot Springs' clothing-optionality, spirituality and alternative culture are attractive in mysterious ways.
the way that Margaret Mead's work was theoretical and gained widespread
attention at the same time, this book will appeal due to the broad
interest in emerging interactive virtual worlds, as well as due to
1960's informed alternative Harbin's exotic, yet familiar
attractiveness, now mediated digitally.
As information technologies and wondrous developments
like virtual worlds continue to develop rapidly, I hope to engage you,
the Reader, further in the conversation about the creativity in
countercultural thinking, in virtual worlds, in comparative
ethnography, and in the experiences of interacting in this
virtual Harbin, even as visitors to actual Harbin enjoy visiting this
Hot Springs' retreat center.
Namaste & thank you, Scott
Visit the Harbin Gate here,
and 'walk' down the road to Middletown, California, in Google Street View:
book's target audiences are undergraduate and graduate students,
faculty, information technology social scientists, academics interested
in the "virtual," and people with a
fondness for the 1960s. and alternative culture.
My book comes into conversation with Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age
in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human"
(Princeton 2008), and could be read in academic courses in direct
conversation with "Coming of Age in SL."
I'd like for readers to
be able to visit virtual Harbin and have a Harbin experience, in their
bathtubs, for example, for the meditative releasing action of the warm
waters, - and write ethnographically about this.
* I just posted this note to the FB Harbin Hot Springs group I started … https://www.facebook.com/groups/5609024455/ I'd like
to let Harbin friends know about my upcoming Harbin book -
www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - with this Harbin
Hot Springs :) group which I hope also will document some of Harbin
pre-fire. Am looking for many photos I can publish now, after the fire,
and will explore donating some of the royalties from this book to a
Harbin residents' fund.
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