Intellectual Objects

How we create the tools to think about things

Anatomical model of the human body (from publicdomainpictures.net)
“Wound Man” from an anatomical textbook, by Claudius Pseudo-Galen. Source: Wellcome Trust via Wikimedia Commons.
Evolution of atomic models: Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr, Heisenberg/Schrödinger. Credit: Vile Takanen via Wikimedia Commons
The hole in the Ozone later over Antarctica. (Source: Nasa Photo Collection via Picryl Public Domain Media.)
Football fans in Leipzig, 1990. (Source: Wolfried Pätzold In German Federal Archive via Wikimedia Commons.)
Graphic of the “Iroquois” type of kinship system (Wikimedia Commons)
Cosplayers of Ram, Emilia, and Rem, at Re-Zero FF29, Taiwan 2017. Photo credit: 大藍 via Wikimedia Commons
Sample handwritten notes from ethnographic interview (Mongolian) (Source: Mongolian Digital Ethnography Online)
Cosplay performers of Boku No Hero Academia. Credit: Tim White via Flickr.
Pepperdine University Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2021. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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David A. Palmer

I’m an anthropologist who’s passionate about exploring different realities. I write about spirituality, religion, and worldmaking.