“Whenever you put your body online, in some way you are in conversation with porn,” writes Ann Hirsch.
Some women live from the neck up because they consider their bodies too horrifying to claim as their own. Conversely, some live only from the neck down because they have been told their faces and their minds do not deserve love.
We see this fear and fascination between the face and the body play out in the ubiquity of careful cropped profile pics and high-angle selfies. This is the anxiety of appearing online.
Self-portraiture is the emotional labor of young women who—through the mirrored feedback of webcam and video previews—observe themselves both as digital subject and object. They learn the accurate angles and gestures of sexy-but-not-“slutty,”, bold-but-not-“bitchy” poses. At best, phone cameras and webcams provide a means to reinvent an embodied and full-bodied representation of ourselves. Yet the responses the resulting images invoke—such as online catcalls, insults and sermons—fuel an ongoing need to self-police the performance of feminine representation.
Video may be the medium of narcissism, but a narcissist does not a performer make. I hate my body and I am ok with that. I never see myself objectively. It is through a camera I see myself become not-me, or the me I cannot be.
You’ve already lost the debate a very long time ago.
The woman in the sixth pic with the snazzy Soviet hat? Dat’s Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who used a Mosin-Nagant to garner 309 confirmed kills.
I didn’t know how Leos had structured all that footage and during the official Cannes screening I was so touched. I was especially touched for Leos and by the audience’s recognition of his work, and I realised how more and more I feel totally at his service as a filmmaker and how complementary we are. In order to have that trust it has to be a team effort. It’s an act of love and generosity to be able to produce such beautiful work. Of course, it’s a film that doesn’t have any clear message or at least not an intelligible one. But it’s extremely rich and refined and so dense and human.
Denis Lavant about Leos Carax and Holy Motors.
If personal computing has a single birthday, it very well might be December 19, 1968. That day, Douglas Engelbart took the stage at Brooks Hall in San Francisco to demonstrate the system he and colleagues at the Augmentation Research Center had spent nearly ten years building. They called it NLS, for oNLine System, and over the next 90 minutes Engelbart would reveal just how far they’d progressed. (via 40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface | The Verge)
Before Lovell, Borman & Anders orbited the moon. And hey, before “weakly interactive massive particle”, WIMP once meant something else ;p
70% of editing is just looking at ur work for a few hours with this face
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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I just saw this and thought it would be incredible to share this so maybe it could catch on wherever you may live
Well now I’m crying, this is great.
i love this
At NASA’s Drawing Board - J. R. Eyerman
If anyone asks me “Why are you vegetarian?”, I always find it practically impossible to answer, because there’s a multitude of reasons - it’s like asking why you do or don’t do anything, there’s very rarely one single, all encompassing easy answer. And if there is, you’re probably doing/not doing that thing for the wrong reasons.
However, I think the environmental impact of eating meat vs a vegetarian lifestyle is one of the most overlooked aspects, and one which I find both fascinating, awful and decision-affirming all at once.
Linda McCartney pushes an idea called Meat-Free Monday, which promotes leaving one day a week to eat vegetarian, not only to open people’s minds to the amazing meatfree food out there but also to help reduce the environmental impact of meat eating. It’s a brilliant concept, and one that I fully support