Research without theory is blind and theory without research is empty.– Bourdieu paraphrasing Kant (via robert-brydie)
10 Ways to Make Your Design Portfolio More... →
socialmobilebrand: Employers who hire designers are often not designers themselves. That reality can cause a disconnect between what designers display in their portfolios and what employers are actually looking for. If you’re curious about the types of design portfolios that shine at job interviews, why not learn from the employers who loved them? Below, three employers share useful tips...
To be gay and racist is no anomaly - Jasbir Puar →
What becomes clear… is that there is little consensus regarding the impact and import of the violence of liberalism, and even less room to debate it. That gay and lesbian rights discourses can risk slipping into Islamophobic and racist discourses that in many ways propagate or support racist agendas is not really news. Nor is it without historical precedent.
FUTURESTATES : White By A. Sayeeda Clarke →
It’s another 120-degree day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has accelerated and the sun has become a tangible threat to survival. Bato and his wife Gina are expecting a baby, but they weren’t expecting it so early. Although they planned to have the baby at home, Gina now requires the services of a clinic for the premature...
Gaddafi Reportedly Flees as Cellphone Rebellion... →
Thousands Urge Apple to Pull Censorship Patent |... →
Kevin Mitnick on 'Ghost in the Wires' and the Rise... →
Democracies learn from Mubarak's example - Opinion... →
…The sentiments expressed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… have… fallen by the wayside. Rather than moving toward internet freedom, we’re moving toward increased internet censorship everywhere.
Analysis: UK social media controls point to wider... →
10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud -... →
I look up to these individuals and hope that one day I can be included in these ranks for being as OUT and PROUD and conscious in the way I contribute to society just as they were
Nivea Pulls "Re-civilized" Ad Following Social... →
A Nivea print ad encouraging African-American men to “re-civilize” themselves, now appearing in September’s issue of Esquire magazine, created a firestorm of tweets, Facebook updates and blog posts calling the brand out for its racism. Nivea took to its Facebook Page Thursday afternoon to issue an apo…
San Francisco Bay Area’s BART Pulls a Mubarak... →
“It’s the first known incident that we’ve heard of where the government has shut down a cellphone network in order to prevent people from engaging in political protest,” Catherine Crump of the ACLU told me. “Cellphone networks are something we’ve all come to rely on. People use them for all sorts of communication that have nothing to do with protest. And this is really a sweeping and overbroad...
When Ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination.– Neil DeGrasse Tyson (via greggorey)
I walk faster and catch up with it just in time to hear the ending, a symphony...– How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu (via imnotabumimanomad)
Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course -... →
Academic privilege and exclusivity being democratized for the masses? Or the American, academic elite’s form of imperialism? You decide. I’m generally of the idea that greater educational access is always good, but I just wanted to read this as more than just purely benign or sinister. I hope that this doesn’t stamp out competing university programs with less resources,...
Facebook [Privacy and Hacking]: Social Giant... →
I’m having really interesting thoughts about hacking and I wonder, is hacking, with its disregard for privacy and intimate personal spaces in the cyber realm, equitable to a virtual raping of the individual?
Soaked in Semen and Blood: Gay Men and the... →
Gay anal sex is pure pleasure, bleeding as “shakti”  (not trauma) and creativity without a biological goal – simply magic and ritual. Anal bleeding from gay sex fits neatly into Grahn’s metaformic concept of a parallel ritual to menstruation. It is trickster in intent and wildly steeped in male separation from the mother. If we take the work of radical anthropologist Chris Knight...
Transdimensional Relations →
totheinfinite: I found an interesting paper called “Transdimensional relations: on human-spirit interaction in the Amazon,” by Dan Rosengren published in 2006 in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. You can actually find the full pdf right here.
All gender roles are an imitation for which there is no original.– Judith Butler (via mswyrr)
To live digitally is to always be haunted by the present.– (via kendrawiig)
I’ve recently been trying to allow myself to fall into balance—mentally, spiritually, emotionally, professionally, academically, etc. One would think falling into balance is simple but as with all things, including the personal, entropy is the default so that one must passively resist the stresses of one’s outside environment to find one’s center (a task which I feel is...
WTFWired: A Response To Wired.com's: 5 Reasons Why... →
wtfwired: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/08/5-reasons-why-bert-and-ernie-should-absolutely-not-get-married/ Before i go into the content of this wired.com post, I’m going to say it should be called “Reasons why gay people should not be recognized as a part of society”. [Or 5 reasons why tech blogs should not be covering social issues… I also would like to add that Miss Piggy was having...
Facebook, Privacy, wikileaks, anonymous 1 | Plus... →
Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity...– C. S. Lewis (via incomprehensibleuniverse)
Your Anon News: This is a message from Anonymous... →
youranonnews: TO THE PEOPLE OF THE USA: The past year has brought about some substantial awareness through some unfortunate events that have occurred throughout our world. From internet censorship to the unnecessary violence inflicted upon unarmed civilans, we’ve all seen what can happen once a portion of…
Age Reversal Technology... | Plus Ultra... →
BART’s Interference In Subway Protests, A Step In... →
Future Technology: Merger or Trainwreck? →
The Hacking of Human 2.0 →
abouttranshu: “In the course of augmenting our physical and mental abilities, we’re also introducing new vulnerabilities, opening ourselves up to invasive attacks that could threaten our finances, our identities, even our lives. In short, we’re quickly approaching a time when we’ll have to protect against the hacking of Human 2.0.”
Timon Singh Jordan’s $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme... →
Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books →
fuckyeahhighfantasy: Results of NPR’s reader poll of the top 100 science fiction & fantasy books.