How else can one write but of those things which one doesn’t know, or knows badly? It is precisely there that we imagine having something to say. We write only at the frontiers of our knowledge, at the border which separates our knowledge from our ignorance and transforms the one into the other.

— Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition (via extratruefacts)

5th June, ThursdayReblog
But we might do well to remember that history rarely runs in a straight line; it is littered with false starts and dead ends. Sometimes the best path forward lies in taking a few steps back, or sideways.

— Alex Wright, author of Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age, writes in The Atlantic about the history of computing. (via oupacademic)

4th June, WednesdayReblog

friendly reminder that famous viner curtis lepore is a rapist.

Talking about rape on the internet, and in person, and always, is important. 

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3rd June, TuesdayReblog

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3rd June, TuesdayReblog

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

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29th May, ThursdayReblog
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.

Philip K. Dick on reality and media manipulation (via explore-blog)

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29th May, ThursdayReblog
You can’t preserve a digital object without preserving the technology and processes that created it. Maybe that’s the curatorship we should have been trying to practice all along.

“To Preserve Digital Design, The Smithsonian Begins Collecting Apps”, John Brownlee (2013)


29th May, ThursdayReblog

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29th May, ThursdayReblog