ANthropology of Myth
Multidisciplinary Research &
Educational Resource Development
Rick Rulf Anthropology BA
I apply expertise in anthropology, ecology and multimedia production to develop customized informative media content for remarkable artists and organizations that serve humanitarian and ecological causes.
Anthropological theory and methods can be applied to multidisciplinary investigations on the significance of storytelling and arts traditions in the transmission of traditional cultural knowledge. Investigations are characterized by the ongoing compilation and analysis of multiple types of data, including literary, historic, ethnographic, paleontological, ecological, archaeological, biological, and linguistic data. Resultant information can be used for developing educational research databases and for addressing questions about culture, ecology, and behavioral evolution in the context of global powers.
He is unflinching when taking on new challenges, has the ability to undertake penetrating conceptual and strategic analyses, and has an unmistakable commitment to Indigenous Peoples.
-Cornel Pewewardy (Kiowa-Comanche), Professor Emeritus of PSU Indigenous Peoples Studies Program.
Thank you, Rick, for your outstanding work for our agency. You've been consistently enthusiastic, reliable and creative, knocking out film clips that have been immediately helpful in our work--and you do it all remarkably fast!
- Tod Schneider, Executive Director, Community Supported Shelters
Thank you Rick Rulf for your expertise and patience behind the engineering mastery and cultivation of the Life Drum Project. Professional state of the art equipment was only outweighed by your dedication and willingness to help me create something beautiful. I think that is a very important and powerful trait that every artist searches for. Thank you for believing in me.
-Valentine Haddix, Artist &Musician
Part I: A Paleolithic Origin Story?
An extensive investigation into the origins of the ancestral bear motif. Part one focuses on the earliest paleontological evidence of bear ceremonialism in human heritage.
Audio narration of the Norse origin story,
Gylfaginning, by Snorri Sturluson, circa 1220 CE.
Translated by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, 1916.
Artists & scientists converge to explore the cultural significance of darkness and the night sky legacy of central Oregon.