street art: berkeley - 4th street (special delivery)
Blake pinged me to ask if we’d meet at the office tomorrow. I think I’ll ask how he proposes we get there.
Here’s the South Ferry subway stop in lower Manhattan, courtesy of the MTA. — Michael
Privilege is not something I take and which I therefore have the option of not taking. It is something that society gives me and unless I change the institutions which give it to me, they will continue to give it, and I will continue to have it, however noble and egalitarian my intentions. — Harry Brod, “Privilege, Power, and Difference” (via heartmarten)
I knew I was going to come out but I knew when I finally did come out I didn’t want it to be about my coming out. I am completely horrified by the “talk show,” the interrogation and confession format, the weeping, the tears of the host [applause] whose sympathy underscores the inherent tragedy of my life as a transgender person. And this moment fulfilling the cathartic arc of rejection to acceptance without ever interrogating the pathology of a society that refuses to acknowledge the spectrum of gender in the exact same blind way they have refused to see a spectrum of race or sexuality. [applause] (via Lana Wachowski’s HRC Visibility Award Acceptance Speech (Transcript) - Hollywood Reporter)
Sharing the awesomeness of this brave and BRILLIANT woman!
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there are many reasons why the Internet Cool Kids — who have favorite sub-Reddits; Twitter followers in the four, five, and six figures; who Instagram their dinner parties, funny street graffiti, and sartorial choices; who were so into Turntable.fm for a week; who were so into Pinterest for a month; who are falling in and out of love with Facebook all the time; who go to bed and wake up holding their iPhones; and who deal with trolls on a regular basis — felt so moved by Chen’s piece. (via Why The Internet Cool Kids Think Gawker Outing Reddit’s Violentacrez Is The ‘Best Story About The Web’ This Year - Forbes)
okay this is hysterical.
(Source: suga-titss, via sexualassumptions)
Fantasea Tour 2012: Azealia Banks performing live in concert at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London. (10-12-12)
(Source: ocean-tidal-wave, via ehrenkreuz)
Just look at that graph. On the one hand, you have all the social networks that you know. They’re about 43.5 percent of our social traffic. On the other, you have this previously unmeasured darknet that’s delivering 56.5 percent of people to individual stories. This is not a niche phenomenon! It’s more than 2.5x Facebook’s impact on the site. (via Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic)
Users are often unaware of the extent to which their information is available,” says Chris Conley, technology and civil-liberties attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. “And if sensitive info is released, it is often impossible to put the cat back in the bag.” Facebook executives say that they have added increasingly more privacy controls, because that encourages people to share. “It is all about making it easier to share with exactly who you want and never be surprised about who sees something,” said Chris Cox, Facebook’s vice president of product, in an interview in August 2011 as the site unveiled new privacy controls. Facebook declined to make Mr. Cox available for this article. (via When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook - WSJ.com)
My experience in teaching web development in journalism programs for more than a decade has led me to conclude that it is much less about the former than we have been led to believe. With journalism program enrollment often in the range of 60-70 percent women, it’s common for my classes to be majority female. All of them recognize the value of technological skills — they wouldn’t be taking the class otherwise. While some enter the course a bit unsure about their computer savvy, all leave with increased confidence and an ignited interest in the role of technology in the future of media. And — in my limited experience in taking computer science courses within the university environment, and speaking with colleagues about the mission and goals of the computer science academic discipline — I have begun to recognize the unique opportunity we have in journalism to contribute to a solution for the digital divide. We can increase women’s participation in technology if we teach higher-end technology skills in a communications context — in essence, teaching tech where the girls are. At the same time, we would be reaching male students who might have tech aptitude, but for some reason were also not attracted to a computer science degree. (via Cindy Royal: Journalism schools need to get better at teaching tech where the girls are » Nieman Journalism Lab)
(via Junot Díaz — MacArthur Foundation)