Private Bodies, Public Texts: A Salon In Honor Of Karla FC Holloway
Panelists: Karla FC Holloway, Tina Campt, Farah Griffin, Saidiya Hartman, Rebecca Jordan-Young, and Alondra Nelson
These scholars, whose expertise lies at the cross-section of law, race, gender, and bioethics, respond to Karla FC Holloway’s book, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics (Duke University Press, 2011), an important and groundbreaking work that examines instances where medical issues and information that would usually be seen as intimate, private matters are forced into the public sphere, calling for a new cultural bioethics that attends to the complex histories of race, gender, and class in the US.
#33B Notes: Tonight, I learned how to use Keynote, then made a Keynote presentation. My eyes hurt, my right pinky thumb is numb, and I am pleased with this presentation. It was not until I put this together that I realized that despite my self-loathing and doubt, I got a good deal of work done.
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MIT creates camera that shoots 1 trillion fps and can see light in motion
MIT has created a camera that can actually view light in motion. By firing trillions of pulses of light and syncing their cameras shutter, they can create a video that shows how light moves through space and reacts to mass. By recording this amazing detail, these cameras can actually see into objects and around corners by monitoring the way the light bounces off and around an object.
Holy crap, this is so cool. Go MIT!
i liked this video without the TED talk attached to it.
it doesn’t make it any less incredible, though.
Adventures with Skitch x A screenshot of a handwritten note I took while reading Christina Sharpe’s Monstrous Intimacies. Thanks to Skitch, this image is annotated. It also lives here. Thanks to Evernote, this screenshot is OCRd and searchable. Thanks to Sharpe, Douglass reminds us that slavery turns on a pivot of violence and intimacy, the one wrapped tightly around the other.
For more on using Skitch see Profhacker’s review here.
If you are using Skitch, how do you like it? And how are you using it (classroom, research, casual reading or note-taking)?
Click here to read the rest of Douglass’s speech.
REBLOG AND SUPPORT
It took me a second to see “Since 2012” b/c I was like, “I KNOW THERE’S MORE THAN THIS”.
BY DEMAND - TOP “GIRLY” 10 COMICS THAT DON’T SUCK FOR PRE-TEEN GIRLS
(According to me)
These are a list of comics I consider to have for primary market young girls. I excluded anything unisex (like Amulet) or that has dudes as a main market but can be read, and are often adored, by girls (aka shonen manga).
Also, i’m French. Expect french in here.
#1 - LOU! - French series about a creative girl and her single mom. The mom is a fantasy writer and obsessed by video games. Lou, the daughter, dreams of being a fashion designer or a poet. The cast is original and multicultural, representing different styles of today’s youth. And every book focuses on an issue that matches Lou’s age, since she gains a year with every book (like Harry Potter). I love book 3, who focuses strongly on depression. There’s a TV show, but the books are superior by far, since the show is stuck in status quo land.
#2 - Re-gifters - Fantastic story about Dixie, a second-generation Korean immigration and a martial arts student who has unfortunately lost her focus (aka ki) due to a big, big doom crush. She needs to digest the crush and find a way to win the big competition. This is short, sweet, all about the troubles of being a confused teen and an immigrant. Brilliant.
#3 - The Yoko Tsuno series - Pretty much one of the only unsexualized female comic hero I had as a kid, Yoko is a science-fiction-slash-police-drama series. This woman went to space. She played with ghosts. And robots. AND GHOST ROBOTS.
#4 - Friends with boys by Faith Erin Hicks - Man, does this comic even need an introduction? I’m in love with it.
#5 - Anya’s Ghost - Anya is a russian immigrant who feels fat, silly, and generally hates everyone. Everything changes when she falls down a well and meets a ghost down there. They become best friends… up until the ghost starts living vicariously thru her with way too much passion.
#6 - Gunnerkrigg court - Technically, a webcomic, but since the books exist, it’s fully possible for me to push it unto schools. I get the feeling this story is unisex most of the time, but a couple of details push it in the girl territory, for me. Amazing webcomics about two friends in a strange school…
#7 - Card Captor Sakura - Short magical girl series by Clamp… it’s pretty much all about awesome spells and acceptance. Me likey.
#8 - Elinor Jones - In victorian times, a girl wants to become a seamstress for the renown house of Tiffany. But the work is hard, and the girl suffers from body image issues and eating disorders. Lots of pretty dresses, cool characters and important issues explored very nicely.
#9 - Princesse Sara - Based on the book “Little Princess”, it’s a steampunk retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.
#10 - Smile - Raina gets braces. We all remember how much that sucks.
* End of the list, please reblog and ADD. Once I removed the “unisex” or “guy but can be read by girls” stuff, it was actually pretty difficult to compile this list. Go figure.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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