- Our regular commenter Jenni wants to share a new geek feminist group blog she’s writing for: Bad Reputation. From the first post:
Our strapline is a feminist pop culture adventure. Weâ€™re named after a Joan Jett song for a reason â€“ we want to be a good first route in for people just starting to become interested in gender issues, and we also want to reclaim some of the inspiring, rock â€˜nâ€™ roll energy that characterised the feminist movement in previous generations..
- A prologomena to all future blathering about gender on the Internet:
I am proposing a new maxim: those who wish to argue from personal anecdote that a certain character trait is dictated by evolution should endeavor to advance the argument beyond 1792.
- K. A. Laity on Joanna Russ on Slash Fiction: Laity highlights some of Russ’s analysis of slash.
- Oh goody: bodies presented in cinema will be even less attached to the real appearance of humans. Software to slim actors on-screen
- Art in the roller derby medium: BUMP flesh bump data -> live art units:
For Bloodbath, the packs also have a virtual life, from robust wireless sensors (wiimotes) installed on the heads of players, collision, speed and rotational information is sent to a server and from there, on to data driven artworks. The artists are making their artworks live on site, in real-time, and these are projected as the game is played out.
- Pat has begun a series of posts on feminist readings of the Achewood comic.
- Women helping women get into tech:
Girl Develop IT, an educational effort [Sara Chipps] helped start, is introducing women of all ages to programming.
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