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Today one of my friends was dress coded for her bra strap showing and so she wrote on the gym shirt that they gave her. It reads “Dress Code: promotes the objectification and sexualization of young bodies, blames the wearer for the onlooker’s perceptions/actions, perpetuates rape culture, and is bullshit” On the back she wrote “You can’t shame me for something I’m not ashamed for”. It was really cool seeing all of the people’s reactions who saw it and I thought what she did was pretty cool.

YES YOUNG WOMEN STANDING UP FOR THEMSELVES
ENDLESS APPLAUSE

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huntyqueen:

Today one of my friends was dress coded for her bra strap showing and so she wrote on the gym shirt that they gave her. It reads “Dress Code: promotes the objectification and sexualization of young bodies, blames the wearer for the onlooker’s perceptions/actions, perpetuates rape culture, and is bullshit” On the back she wrote “You can’t shame me for something I’m not ashamed for”. It was really cool seeing all of the people’s reactions who saw it and I thought what she did was pretty cool.

YES YOUNG WOMEN STANDING UP FOR THEMSELVES

ENDLESS APPLAUSE

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The inevitable #NotAllGamers hashtag has sprung up on Twitter in the past few days, and I get where that comes from. I play video games too, and I’m not a total dick! Hooray for me. But I also think the hashtag misses the point in the same self-serving way that #NotAllMen did. This is a problem endemic to gaming, and everyone is part of that problem. There is a culture of harassment, abuse, and bigotry in the rotten core of multiplayer gaming; it has been allowed or even encouraged to fester by developers; and it has created some of the most toxic individuals on the Internet. »Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism: A Guide To Assholes | Badass Digest (via brutereason)

Why do I consider this problem on par with the police brutality and fast food protests going on now? Because you’d be surprised how many police officers are Gamers; in a sense, conventional FPSes are incubators for military and law enforcement organizations.

In the US, gaming is considered by many trivial or frivolous, but gaming is far from trivial. Gaming is how we minimize losses and maximize gains. Gaming is how we test hypotheses of social interaction. Gaming and play is how we acquire and hone new skills. Gaming empowers players. It should worry people that gaming is being contested in territorial disputes by predominantly patriarchal culture to the exclusion of radically inclusive and representative social justice communities.

Gaming is one of the most significant forms of media in the world right now. The industry surpasses the music and movie industry combined in revenue. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and it was one of the few which grew during the 2008 recession. Social justice communities frankly can not afford to be excluded from game development, publication, journalism, and communities. Games are becoming the way in which history is written and passed on to present and future generations. The Gamer community as it stands must be burnt to cinders and constructed to accommodate the needs of the many; the game as it is played has no case in which those outside the privileged classes can win, so the game must be changed, abolished, or a different game must be played entirely.

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A 3D printed arm I designed for a friend - Imgur

A 3D printed arm I designed for a friend - Imgur

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Suzanne Harris-Brandts did a residency with DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), an art and architecture collective and a residency programme based in Beit Sahour, Palestine. DAAR’s work combines discourse, spatial intervention, education, collective learning, public meetings and legal challenges. DAAR’s practice is centred on one of the most difficult dilemmas of political practice: how to act both propositionally and critically within an environment in which the political force field is so dramatically distorted. It proposes the subversion, reuse, profanation and recycling of the existing infrastructure of a colonial occupation.

An excerpt from her thesis and some of her work can be seen from this article : Considering the Political Agency of Residual Landscapes in the West Bank

Her closing arguments for alternative Design Tactics:
Extraterritorial Appropriation
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In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israeli ‘closed military areas’ confine vast amounts of prime agricultural and grazing land -over 40% of the total West Bank- away from Palestinian use. The tactical design of Extraterritorial Appropriation therefore, seeks to introduce another layer of meaning and function to these highly restricted closed areas through the exploitation of their residual and neglected spaces.

Extraterritorially planted wildflowers turn large swaths of previously unusable lands into honey bee feeding grounds, which in turn re-activate Palestinian apiaries and contribute to the stimulation of the local Palestinian economy. By using ‘cultivation capsules’ as a proxy form of agricultural planting and honey bees as proxy agents for their cultivation, trespassing restrictions are obviated. Such planting resists military destruction by enlisting Israel’s own environmental protection laws (issued by the ‘Israeli Nature Reserves Authority’ and the ‘Israeli Society for the Protection of Nature’) which prohibit the uprooting of native protected plant species.

The proposed process of apiary re-invigoration moves beyond its role, contributing to economic stimulation and social cohesion to re-enforce the biodiversity of this scarred military landscape and symbolically reinstate a Palestinian claim to lands which have been unilaterally-seized as a result of the occupation. The simultaneous blooming of thousands of wildflowers in the West Bank’s derelict closed military zones is further intended to produce a rapidly legible visual register, rendering visible the spatial contours of Israel’s occupation and broadcasting the underlying confining conditions of Palestinian land access and use hidden within.

*It’s very ambitious of me to try to post something like this on tumblr when it’s best left to the professional bloggers, but it’s inspiring and this is where I put my inspiration.

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Hacking the landscape.

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Artificial Intelligence

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DecentraIization. One profound trend already well under way that will provide greater stability is the movement from centralized technologies to distributed ones and from the real world to the virtual world discussed above. Centralized technologies involve an aggregation of resources such as people (for example, cities, buildings), energy (such as nuclear-power plants, liquid-natural-gas and oil tankers, energy pipelines), transportation (airplanes, trains), and other items. Centralized technologies are subject to disruption and disaster. They also tend to be inefficient, wasteful, and harmful to the environment. Distributed technologies, on the other hand, tend to be flexible, efficient, and relatively benign in their environmental effects. The quintessential distributed technology is the Internet. The Internet has not been substantially disrupted to date, and as it continues to grow, its robustness and resilience continue to strengthen. If any hub or channel does go down, information simply routes around it. »Ray Kurzweil
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The Myth Of Human Nature

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If we were we scrapping our current system and starting from scratch, Washington could make public college tuition free with the money it sets aside its scattershot attempts to make college affordable today. »Jordan Weissmann
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