Clarity & Chaos
Apr 23, 2014

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Apr 22, 2014

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The Egyptian Mona Lisa

I never get bored of people playing around with DaVinci’s, especially when non-Western artists provide their own take on the ever-mysterious painting that is the Mona Lisa.

Here, Egyptian illustrator FaTma WaGdi places herself wearing a hijab in her digital rendition of this 16th century portrait, poking fun at the expressionless original subject.

Contemporary Art Week!

Apr 21, 2014

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-brandon speck


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Apr 20, 2014

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I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD.
Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)

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Apr 19, 2014

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Leaving the last point to one side, if only because I do not understand it, the first two rebuttals do not amount to a defense against the charge of determinism.

Honest introduction to Bourdieu’s concept of habitus by Richard Jenkins. 

Jenkins, Richard. Pierre Bourdieu. London: Routledge (1992) p. 83
Apr 19, 2014

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"Debunking the First Amendment Myths Surrounding Revenge Porn Laws" - Forbes

Danielle Citron, law professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, breaks down common arguments against the scourge that is “revenge porn” (nude or sexually explicit pictures of mostly young women posted on the Internet without their consent) and debunks them, using U.S. constitutional jurisprudence:

Some object to criminalizing invasions of sexual privacy because free speech will be chilled. That’s why it is crucial to craft narrow statutes that only punish individuals who knowingly and maliciously invade another’s privacy and trust. Other features of anti-revenge porn laws can ensure that defendants have clear notice about what constitutes criminal activity and exclude innocent behavior and images related to matters of public interest.

Even so, some argue that revenge porn laws are doomed to fail because nonconsensual pornography does not fall within a category of unprotected speech. To criminalize revenge porn, they say, the Court would have to recognize it as new category of unprotected speech, which it would not do. Another argument is that even if law could secure civil remedies for revenge porn, it could not impose criminal penalties because the First Amendment treats criminal and civil laws differently. These objections are unfounded and deserve serious attention lest they be taken seriously.

It’s an interesting read. Citron makes compelling arguments that show possible ways of acting against problematic issues on the Internet without casting too wide a net that would stifle valuable speech.

Apr 18, 2014

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One. Do not promise when you’re happy.
Two. When you are angry, do not respond.
Three. Do not decide when you’re sad.

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This is the most important thing

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Apr 18, 2014

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God and Love are one. You can’t talk to me about God and not show me love, That will create one hell of a conversation.
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Apr 17, 2014

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I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.
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Apr 17, 2014

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It’s almost ridiculous how happy the shoegazy guitars on this Notwist song make me. 

Maybe Saturday’s Record Store Day is a good chance to finally buy the vinyl.

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