Virtual reality: meshing our networked lives

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Chatting with an Internet media theorist and online psychotherapist whose interests include ‘mixed reality’, globalization and cultural theory.

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Scots and risky: exploring a daredevil heritage

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Risk-taking is in the blood of this Scot-American woman: bear wrestlers, sword swallowers. What role does risk play in the way you experience the world?

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Food communion: finding lost rituals

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A global nomad now back in the USA misses the special status of food.

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The twinge of heritage: ghostly urges of a post-immigration life

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After four generations of immigration, a New World woman finds the mysteries of extended lineage often crop up as synchronicity, quirks of taste, wanderlust.

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Links of interest: awkward traveling, poised interculturalists, native people, and hopping places

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The Awkward Traveler, Istanbul’s hoppingest back alley, uncomfortable truths about your native people/politics, growing up with Native American history.

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Hybrid domesticities: an artist mixes the professional and the personal

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When an emerging American artist moves to Turkey and starts a family, she navigates new definitions of career and home life.

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Downdrafts and uplifts: far-flung reality clashes with idealized dreams

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An Irishwoman weighs the dream of life versus the reality, versus the dream of making it happen nonetheless.

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Same river, never twice: realities and atmospheres expats miss

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What do you miss most about your home country? The solid reality of family and places — or an atmosphere long since vanished?

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Frozen roots: immigrant community stuck in time

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When a Turk raised in a conservative Brooklyn emigrant community studies in Istanbul she realizes progress comes from a community, not a location.

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