It's Thursday somewhere.
Another short from my class materials. I was more intrigued by this short than the others because the topic is immediate. Life in the film is basically life as we know it now. Things I thought while watching: do we use technology to escape technology? Can we? How?
Bendito Machine III had an element of comedy. This one does not. It’s like a visual summary of Feed, a book I read in high school (just for fun). But I refuse to believe that this is the future of humanity. We made the machines; we could turn them off. I guess the danger is we might not want to.
1. Cute. Is meeting through a magic bag sort of like internet dating? 2. Her hair is always blowing in the wind. Even inside. 3. Utopian or dystopian? I guess that depends on my mood, since the ending is in itself a new beginning. Perhaps utopian, since they can’t see each other through the bag - no filtering for physical appearance. But on the other hand, the relationship is still not...
First lesson: this short. The silhouetted figures are beautiful, but their master-slave relationship with technology is ugly. The landfill/graveyard of old technology reminded me of Wasteland, a documentary about art and trash and rebirth in Brazil. Bendito Machine III explores the same themes, albeit shorter and animated, but instead of using technology/art to build community and improve lives,...
Learning is fun!
…and I’m doing more of it in my new course E-Learning and Digital Cultures. Appropriately, it’s an online class. Exploring utopian and distopian themes through short films? Yes please!
Turns out that many traditionally Republican voters believe that their fire...– Even less love for Romney from police officers and Daily Kos
Rabble: The Top 5 Quotes About Rape from... →
ethiopienne: [TW: rape, sexual assault] agvnotes: These are the best (worst) GOP rape quotes I could find - but message me if you have more. Let’s hold these people accountable. 1. Todd Akin: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down” -…
Wearing a shirt as a dress
whatshouldwecallme: If it’s another girl: If it’s me: Absolutely.
Tetris was invented exactly when and where you would expect — in a Soviet...– Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’ - NYTimes.com (via wonklife) amazing (via nickoleptic)
This is what we call correlation without causation. Sex does not cause kids to play the choking game. And sex is not inherently ‘risky behavior.’
The Constitution forbids Uncle Sam from sticking his hands down your jeans to...– Michael Cone, as quoted in Why Women Pay More, Marie Claire March 2012
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Instead of believing as a default that we should take religious exemptions...– Kevin Drum for MotherJones
So, when men do femininity they feel ridiculous and when women do masculinity...– Sexy Femininity and Gender Inequality » Sociological Images (via sociolab)
I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are...– Cynthia Nixon, on being gay by choice and defining your own gayness
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Divorce Equality! →
Powerful vectors are at work in our underpants; unconsciously channeling our...– http://freq.uenci.es/2011/10/14/disappearance/
A guide to f*ck-giving. →
This is exactly what I need right now, here, in this place.
I’m stealing this idea for someone I want to surprise sometime.
topherchris: Remix of latest Rick Perry Ad Original. Now funnier and with less bigotry!
We need to change our train of thought. Of course we’re wealthy and prosperous,...– Sandro Bedin, Occupy Denmark
I needed to know what a turtle's skeleton looks... →