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melissa:

"Gender on the Internet is so interesting, because, on one hand there’s this frustration and hate. But, in the beginning, some of the first people to make money on the Internet were webcam girls. Those words are always there, those slurs, those threats of violence, but there are a lot of women in power on the Internet; they have a perceived sense of popularity, and they take beautiful pictures of themselves all day, and people become fascinated. And there are those who wish they had that power. There’s this power dynamic. It’s complex. But like I said, there’s that super strain." - EMA

melissa:

"Gender on the Internet is so interesting, because, on one hand there’s this frustration and hate. But, in the beginning, some of the first people to make money on the Internet were webcam girls. Those words are always there, those slurs, those threats of violence, but there are a lot of women in power on the Internet; they have a perceived sense of popularity, and they take beautiful pictures of themselves all day, and people become fascinated. And there are those who wish they had that power. There’s this power dynamic. It’s complex. But like I said, there’s that super strain." - EMA


fohk:

tokyo-based artist daito manabe is well-known for pushing the boundaries of digital art – his latest iteration focusing on sound in a music video for new york artist FaltyDL‘ s single ‘straight and arrow’.  the entire track is performed with the rhythmic drumming of fingertips and tapping of knees, literally using the human body as an instrument. manabe created the spectacle with 40 original electric stimulation devices he tailored himself in orderto control the many fingers and arms, where the artist describes the project as a ‘visualization using human body’.
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fohk:

tokyo-based artist daito manabe is well-known for pushing the boundaries of digital art – his latest iteration focusing on sound in a music video for 
new york artist FaltyDL‘ s single ‘straight and arrow’.  the entire track is performed with the rhythmic drumming of fingertips and tapping of knees, 
literally using the human body as an instrument. manabe created the spectacle with 40 original electric stimulation devices he tailored himself in order
to control the many fingers and arms, where the artist describes the project as a ‘visualization using human body’.


amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Bruce Sterling, born 14 April 1954
Five Quotes
We’re so intelligent now that we’re too smart to survive. We’re so well informed that we lost all sense of meaning. We know the price of everything, but we’ve lost all sense of value. We have everyone under surveillance, but we’ve lost all sense of shame.
Forget trying to pass for normal. Follow your geekdom. Embrace nerditude.
The future is unwritten. there are best case scenarios. There are worst-case scenarios. both of them are great fun to write about if you’ re a science fiction novelist, but neither of them ever happens in the real world. What happens in the real world is always a sideways-case scenario. World-changing marvels to us, are only wallpaper to our children.
If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless.
In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our daily lives with so little insight, such absence of dignity?
Sterling is an American science fiction author who is best known for his novels and his work on the Mirrorshades anthology. This work helped to define the cyberpunk genre
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Bruce Sterling, born 14 April 1954

Five Quotes

  1. We’re so intelligent now that we’re too smart to survive. We’re so well informed that we lost all sense of meaning. We know the price of everything, but we’ve lost all sense of value. We have everyone under surveillance, but we’ve lost all sense of shame.
  2. Forget trying to pass for normal. Follow your geekdom. Embrace nerditude.
  3. The future is unwritten. there are best case scenarios. There are worst-case scenarios. both of them are great fun to write about if you’ re a science fiction novelist, but neither of them ever happens in the real world. What happens in the real world is always a sideways-case scenario. World-changing marvels to us, are only wallpaper to our children.
  4. If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless.
  5. In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our daily lives with so little insight, such absence of dignity?

Sterling is an American science fiction author who is best known for his novels and his work on the Mirrorshades anthology. This work helped to define the cyberpunk genre

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write


iandeleonarts:

"The central image is that of Tiresias, the blind prophet of Thebes famous for being transformed into a woman. This prophetic power is linked in mythology to his gender crossing — and was distrusted by people."
Heather Cassils, Hard Times, 2010

I went to school with Heather at CalArts. A fun classmate. Many fond memories.  Wishing Heather continued success.iandeleonarts:

"The central image is that of Tiresias, the blind prophet of Thebes famous for being transformed into a woman. This prophetic power is linked in mythology to his gender crossing — and was distrusted by people."
Heather Cassils, Hard Times, 2010

I went to school with Heather at CalArts. A fun classmate. Many fond memories.  Wishing Heather continued success.

iandeleonarts:

"The central image is that of Tiresias, the blind prophet of Thebes famous for being transformed into a woman. This prophetic power is linked in mythology to his gender crossing — and was distrusted by people."

Heather Cassils, Hard Times, 2010

I went to school with Heather at CalArts. A fun classmate. Many fond memories.  Wishing Heather continued success.