The Above Ground: #DetroitFuture Presents at Representing the City: Technology, Action and Change Symposium

The Above Ground: #DetroitFuture Presents at Representing the City: Technology, Action and Change Symposium:


This past weekend, folks from East Michigan Environmental Action Council and Allied Media Projects (both from Detroit) headed to New Jersey to talk about the Detroit Future Program at the Representing the City: Technology, Action and Change Symposium.

The symposium was a day-long event…

ourafrica: A creative concept by Mouhamadou Sow, a senegalese…


A creative concept by Mouhamadou Sow, a senegalese photographer and Street Artist. Sow experiments with digital tools to encourage social responsibility. Sow also uses his photography to reshaping Western misrepresentation of people and places on the African continent.

This is Africa, our Africa

likeafieldmouse: Miroslav Tichy Tichy was an eccentric. He was…


Miroslav Tichy

Tichy was an eccentric. He was held prisoner for almost a decade in Soviet labor camps just for that—being an eccentric, falsely accused of dissidence.

Upon his release in the early 70s he wandered his small town in rags pursuing his voyeuristic obsession with the female form by photographing women unawares in the streets, shops and parks, through windows and fences, with cameras he fashioned out of tin cans, children’s eyeglass lenses and other junk he’d pick up while wandering. 

womenwhokickass: Jepchumba: Why she kicks ass She is an African…


Jepchumba: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an African Digital Artist and Digital Enthusiast who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa, and experiments with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.
  • She has a Masters in Digital Media with experience in New Media project management and digital production, specializing in Web Design, Digital Art, Audio/Visual Production and User Interface/User Experience.
  • She is also the Founder and Creative Director of African Digital Art; a collective and creative space where digital artists, enthusiasts and professionals can seek inspiration, showcase their artistry and connect with emerging artists. Since its inception African Digital Art has grown to be a source of inspiration to Africa’s creative economy, and continues to push digital boundaries by fostering, promoting and showcasing the best in African digital media and arts. For the past two years it has presented unparalleled ideas, individualistic works and insightful designer solutions by the African creative, and has become a platform for innovation and inspiration with a sophisticated blend of fresh talent and successful designers and artists.
  • She is also the owner of Owner of AFRODIGI STUDIO; a digital design studio that offers web, print, design services.
  • Check out her website {HERE}

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The final, brilliant word on passive voice.

“She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- passive

“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- active


Oh my god, best passive voice identification tool ever.

This is on par with the moment that I learned “the alligator always eats the bigger number” when determining whether to use greater than or less than sign. 

Life changing shit, seriously.

University of Victoria Transgender Archives

University of Victoria Transgender Archives:


The University of Victoria has committed itself to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of transgender people. The UVic Archives have been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with transgender activism since 2007. The collection began with the generous donation of the Rikki Swin Institute collection. It was enhanced by other significant donations including the personal papers of Reed Erickson and records of the Zenith Foundation, among others. Donations are being co-ordinated by Academic Director Dr. Aaron Devor and managed by University Archivist Lara Wilson. Further donations of materials would be greatly appreciated, as would contributions to support the enhancement of public access to the collection. For more information on supporting the Transgender Archives, see the Donate page

Opt Out of PayPal Arbitration Clause

Opt Out of PayPal Arbitration Clause:


Thanks to writer Chris Moran and the folks at the, you can now legally OPT OUT of the forced arbitration clause recently implemented by PayPal. 

This is a must if you’re an entrepreneur, or anyone who uses PayPal with regularity. Arbitration takes away your ability to join with others (should it be necessary) to file a class action suit. has create a very easy to update template, where you need just plug in your information and mail. Do it today. Do not delay.