In order to be capable of practicing an anthropology of the contemporary one has to move through a series of curated states each of which has its own form of objectivity. We have identified this series as one of modal states; present, actual and contemporary.
The first curation consists in initiating a process of remediation. The fieldwork form of participant-observation initiates the process of inquiry, but is itself not naive (in the Hegelian sense) as the observer enters into situations of the present already formed by experiences, knowledge etc. The first step in remediation toward curation is to identify discordancies in the present into which one wishes to inquire.
This first curation of a situation involves a change of medium. It is first a move from immediate experience in the present to a conceptualization of discordancies and or determinations. This step of remediation is designed to enable a series of objects of knowledge about the present to be rendered as actual configurations of discordancy. Given that the determinations, objects and configurations are the product of inquiry, it is appropriate to claim that they are warrantably assertable (to use Dewey's phrase).