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Design + Business Anthropologist | Storyteller | Podcaster & Host of This Anthro Life | Musician | Sometimes Zen | Co-founder of Missing Link Studios

by Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins

We explore the This Anthro Life Podcast project through three themes: anthropology as a conversation, the contemporary need for generalists, and why we see podcasting as a means to public engagement, but not an end in and of itself.

In all retrospective likelihood, what…


Experimental games, or field experiments, are a common tool deployed by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and economists to measure when, why, and how people make different kinds of choices. This data, in turn, is used to inform public policy and generate development projects. In 2016 Adam ran a series of experimental…


Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash

Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Matt Artz and I of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in Philadelphia. We presented as part of the New Methods, Interventions And Approaches session.

Our paper title was Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices…


On a warm April morning, agronomist Alipio Canahua and Executive Chef José Maguiña prepare to plant quinoa in the gardens outside the Hotel Libertador in Puno, Peru, which sits on a picturesque island just off the coast of Lake Titicaca. The lush gardens are an experiment in sustainable horticulture-providing herbs…


By Adam Gamwell and Corinna Howland

This story was originally published at Beacon Reader with my colleague Corinna Howland earlier this year. We are experimenting with storytelling and trying our hand at what we call anthropological journalism, where we bring you news-formatted stories we break ourselves as well as a…

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