Monthly Archives: September 2012

I’ll never behave. Stop Asking.: Helpful Websites To Learn Languages

I'll never behave. Stop Asking.: Helpful Websites To Learn Languages:

les-langues-sont-ma-vie:

French

German

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Gaming Logic

more you tilt your body your character will get away from danger

the louder you yell, the more critical hits you’ll land

when you stand up you can see everyone’s weakspots

when you tilt your head you’ll be able to see more of the area

When you lean forward, you get +30% concentration.

When you use controller 1, it means you’ll win

Throwing yourself bodily to the side helps you avoid obstacles in racing.

Threatening the playable character with physical injury will make platform puzzles easier.

All of these things. All of them.

If you move around you can see more than the camera can see

if you sit higher in your seat, you’ll jump higher

latimes: Clayton Library’s goal: preserving African American…



latimes:

Clayton Library’s goal: preserving African American history. The Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in the decommissioned Culver City courthouse has gone from being one woman’s personal mission to something of a miracle.

The first miracle is its 2 million items — second only to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. Those items include 25,000 magazines, 20,000 books, 17,000 photographs, 1,000 pieces of sheet music, 700 films and 300 movie posters.

The second miracle: the library’s first annual budget of $500,000, paid staff of four, about 40 volunteers and, last month, more than 500 visitors.

But numbers don’t tell the entire story. Sandra Lindsey, a volunteer who discovered the library while working on her master’s in history at Cal State L.A., says: “Don’t come through the door if you don’t want to be hooked.”

Photo: Mayme Clayton talks about black history at the library-research center she founded in her garage. Clayton died in 2006. Credit: Los Angeles Times

computatiohumanitatis: ACLS Digital Innovation…



computatiohumanitatis:

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

Deadline: October 2, 2012 (All day)

Fellowship Details:

Amount (for stipends): up to $60,000

Amount (for project costs): up to $25,000

Tenure: one academic year, to be initiated between July 1, 2013 and September 1, 2014

Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, October 2, 2012.

Notifications will be sent by early February 2013.

ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships… (cont. at ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships | HASTAC)

blapshowcase: Georgia Anne Muldrow @ Dubspot – Interview…



blapshowcase:

Georgia Anne Muldrow @ Dubspot - Interview (Stones Throw / SomeOthaShip)

orientaltiger: Logitech created this washable keyboard:…





orientaltiger:

Logitech created this washable keyboard: Keyboard cleaning is now hassle free for those people who like to eat in front of the computer!

Alien Bodies: Race, Space, Sex in the African Dias: Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora CFP OCT 15!

Alien Bodies: Race, Space, Sex in the African Dias: Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora CFP OCT 15!:

alienbodies:




Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora

The African-American Studies Collective

Logo by Corinne Stevie


Emory University, Atlanta, GA

February 8-9, 2013


Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now…

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That’s the best idea ever

We are living in the goddamned future. 

…………about fucking time

YES YES YES.  And they can make them with different adapter cords so we can use them when we travel!

Project Offspring: Call for Submissions!

Project Offspring: Call for Submissions!:

projectoffspring:

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND VIDEO STARS!

As part of the second Project Offspring fund raising campaign, we want to have a “Changing face” on our campaign page! The portion the arrows are pointing to below, we’d like that to change throughout the campaign.

That area can house a…

Banned Books from Arizona’s banned Ethnic Studies program

Banned Books from Arizona's banned Ethnic Studies program:

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Arizona banned these books when they banned ethnic studies.

Banned Books List

High School Course Texts and Reading Lists Table 20: American Government/Social Justice Education Project 1, 2 – Texts and Reading Lists

  • Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (1998), by B. Bigelow and B. Peterson
  • The Latino Condition: A Critical Reader (1998), by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic
  • Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (2001), by R. Delgado and J. Stefancic
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed (2000), by P. Freire
  • United States Government: Democracy in Action (2007), by R. C. Remy
  • Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History (2006), by F. A. Rosales
  • Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology (1990), by H. Zinn
  • Table 21: American History/Mexican American Perspectives, 1, 2 – Texts and Reading Lists

    • Occupied America: A History of Chicanos (2004), by R. Acuna
    • The Anaya Reader (1995), by R. Anaya
    • The American Vision (2008), by J. Appleby et el.
    • Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years (1998), by B. Bigelow and B. Peterson
    • Drink Cultura: Chicanismo (1992), by J. A. Burciaga
    • Message to Aztlan: Selected Writings (1997), by C. Jiminez
    • De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views Multi-Colored Century (1998), by E. S. Martinez
    • 500 Anos Del Pueblo Chicano/500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures (1990), by E. S. Martinez
    • Codex Tamuanchan: On Becoming Human (1998), by R. Rodriguez
    • The X in La Raza II (1996), by R. Rodriguez
    • Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History (2006), by F. A. Rosales
    • A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present (2003), by H. Zinn

    Course: English/Latino Literature 7, 8

    • Ten Little Indians (2004), by S. Alexie
    • The Fire Next Time (1990), by J. Baldwin
    • Loverboys (2008), by A. Castillo
    • Women Hollering Creek (1992), by S. Cisneros
    • Mexican WhiteBoy (2008), by M. de la Pena
    • Drown (1997), by J. Diaz
    • Woodcuts of Women (2000), by D. Gilb
    • At the Afro-Asian Conference in Algeria (1965), by E. Guevara
      • Color Lines: “Does Anti-War Have to Be Anti-Racist Too?” (2003), by E. Martinez
      • Culture Clash: Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy (1998), by R. Montoya et al.
      • Let Their Spirits Dance (2003) by S. Pope Duarte
      • Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz (1997), by M. Ruiz
      • The Tempest (1994), by W. Shakespeare
      • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (1993), by R. Takaki
      • The Devil’s Highway (2004), by L. A. Urrea
      • Puro Teatro: A Latino Anthology (1999), by A. Sandoval-Sanchez & N. Saporta Sternbach
      • Twelve Impossible Things before Breakfast: Stories (1997), by J. Yolen
      • Voices of a People’s History of the United States (2004), by H. Zinn

      Course: English/Latino Literature 5, 6

      • Live from Death Row (1996), by J. Abu-Jamal
      • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (1994), by S. Alexie
      • Zorro (2005), by I. Allende
      • Borderlands La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1999), by G. Anzaldua
      • A Place to Stand (2002), by J. S. Baca
      • C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans (2002), by J. S. Baca
      • Healing Earthquakes: Poems (2001), by J. S. Baca
      • Immigrants in Our Own Land and Selected Early Poems (1990), by J. S. Baca
      • Black Mesa Poems (1989), by J. S. Baca
      • Martin & Mediations on the South Valley (1987), by J. S. Baca
      • The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America’s Public Schools(19950, by D. C. Berliner and B. J. Biddle
      • Drink Cultura: Chicanismo (1992), by J. A Burciaga
      • Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States(2005), by L. Carlson & O. Hijuielos
      • Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States (1995), by L. Carlson & O. Hijuielos
      • So Far From God (1993), by A. Castillo
      • Address to the Commonwealth Club of California (1985), by C. E. Chavez
        • Women Hollering Creek (1992), by S. Cisneros
        • House on Mango Street (1991), by S. Cisneros
        • Drown (1997), by J. Diaz
        • Suffer Smoke (2001), by E. Diaz Bjorkquist
        • Zapata’s Discipline: Essays (1998), by M. Espada
        • Like Water for Chocolate (1995), by L. Esquievel
        • When Living was a Labor Camp (2000), by D. Garcia
        • La Llorona: Our Lady of Deformities (2000), by R. Garcia
        • Cantos Al Sexto Sol: An Anthology of Aztlanahuac Writing (2003), by C. Garcia-Camarilo, et al.
        • The Magic of Blood (1994), by D. Gilb
        • Message to Aztlan: Selected Writings (2001), by Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzales
        • Saving Our Schools: The Case for Public Education, Saying No to “No Child Left Behind” (2004) by Goodman, et al.
        • Feminism is for Everybody (2000), by b hooks
        • The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child (1999), by F. Jimenez
        • Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools (1991), by J. Kozol
        • Zigzagger (2003), by M. Munoz
        • Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature (1993), by T. D. Rebolledo & E. S. Rivero
        • …y no se lo trago la tierra/And the Earth Did Not Devour Him (1995), by T. Rivera
        • Always Running – La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. (2005), by L. Rodriguez
        • Justice: A Question of Race (1997), by R. Rodriguez
        • The X in La Raza II (1996), by R. Rodriguez
        • Crisis in American Institutions (2006), by S. H. Skolnick & E. Currie
        • Los Tucsonenses: The Mexican Community in Tucson, 1854-1941 (1986), by T. Sheridan
        • Curandera (1993), by Carmen Tafolla
        • Mexican American Literature (1990), by C. M. Tatum
        • New Chicana/Chicano Writing (1993), by C. M. Tatum
        • Civil Disobedience (1993), by H. D. Thoreau
        • By the Lake of Sleeping Children (1996), by L. A. Urrea
          • Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life (2002), by L. A. Urrea
          • Zoot Suit and Other Plays (1992), by L. Valdez
          • Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert (1995), by O. Zepeda
          • Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
          • Yo Soy Joaquin/I Am Joaquin, by Rodolfo Gonzales
          • Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
          • The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea
        • Check out this great interview with Luis Alberto Urrea with Billy Moyers. http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-between-two-worlds-life-on-the-border/

What a fucking shameful reality. Such amazing books on this list.