Ethnographic hypermedia material uploads????
Hi there. This post is, first and foremost exploratory. I am interested in seeing if linking ethnographic video materials within this forum will (or perhaps won't) work. Not sure at this stage, thus the experiment. Secondly, I am currently finishing my Master's thesis which revolves around the notion creating more responsive ethnographic things. Anyway, long story short, I use the work of two Nashville based luthiers (individuals who build and maintain stringed musical instruments), Cory and Grant Batson as a means to discuss the possibilities of creating new ethnographic things by, just as the Batson's do with their guitars, evaluating and revising the structures, ideologies, theories, methods, and media of creation (tonewoods, synthetic materials, etc) that shape and contour the things that they make. With that being said, I am writing this post (is that posting this post, I'm not sure?) to link some video material that will be embedded within the digital form of the thesis. I'm hoping that this will work, and, if it does, that others might upload or link any of their ethnographic video materials.
So here are the links to various interviews/observations of the Batsons. They live in Nashville and make remarkable guitars. "Plug." Here is there website if you'd like to give them a look. http://www.batsonguitars.com/
Anyway, here are the links......
interview: Grant and Cory discussing customer relations when building custom instruments.
Interview: Grant Batson on tonewoods.
Interview: Grant and Cory describing what makes a great guitar.
Interview: Grant talking about their goal as luthiers
Interview:Cory Batson showing and describing the first guitar he ever built.
Interview: Grant Batson talks about the Batson guitar shapes.
Observation: Cory bending guitar side sets.
Interview: Cory Batson on acoustic bracing.
Observation: Grant gluing in kerfing on Tom Laffey's mango wood guitar.
Danny Combs playing a Batson guitar #1
Danny Combs playing a Batson guitar #2
I hope that this will work. It should, but I do have a knack at many things inoperable. Anyway, if anyone is working on any research concerning lutherie, these might help. More to come, assuming, again, that the links work, and that someone finds it useful.
Thanks, and sorry for posting such a lengthy message. Matt Hale