Implicit Insanity

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an internal dialogue

Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home →

megablaziken:

duskenpath:

ladyloveandjustice:

the comments on this are unreal “she needs to keep quiet about the death threats she recieves and not make the public”

because we really just want women to keep quiet about the crimes committed against them. Please don’t call attention to the fact misogyny is dangerous, ladies. Just shut up and don’t share the horrible things you are going through.

Literal trash. Dudebros are walking trash dumps

There are so many videos attempting to debunk Anita Sarkeesian’s feminism/video game videos that they are longer than her collective videos by hundreds of hours. Let that sink in. Enough people so vehemently oppose her (non-offensive) pursuits and want so badly to keep the status quo that they dedicate more time than she does to her own videos, but to what end? What is she saying that even impacts male gamers? “Oh NO there might be less scantily-clad women in video games in place of… WELL WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTERS?! The HORROR”

What does acknowledging problems in the video game industry cost these people? What is lost by even letting her continue to use the funds she raised for this purpose? She was brought under fire when it seemed like she wasn’t using the funds, but when she does use them, she gets death threats?

(Source: clockworkgate, via clairenbutter)

— 2 days ago with 22016 notes

werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

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— 5 days ago with 33347 notes
brucesterling:

*That’s pretty cool, for a civil liberties org

brucesterling:

*That’s pretty cool, for a civil liberties org

— 5 days ago with 118 notes
"A ‘postmodern’ boss insists that he is not a master but just a coordinator of our joint creative efforts, the first among equals; there should be no formalities among us, we should address him by his nickname, he shares a dirty joke with us … but during all this, he remains our master. In such a social link, relations of domination function through their denial: in order to be operative, they have to be ignored."
Slavoj Žižek, In Defense of Lost Causes (via class-struggle-anarchism)

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— 1 week ago with 287 notes

trinocularvisions:

7knotwind:

 the next time you are engaged in a discussion of critical theory, heavy intellectual or philosophical content— try putting a few of these hand gestures to use…


1. The Dialectic. ‘This is a dialectic and I’m going to explain it.’

Grip imaginary six centimeter object between thumb and forefinger. Rotate wrist ninety degrees, snapping into end position. Smoothly rotate back to start. Repeat up to three times depending on conviction.

Use when expressing a shift from one thing to another. Highly infectious.

2. The Tiny Dialectic. ‘I’m making a very fine distinction’

Follow directions for ‘The Dialectic’ but with thumb and forefinger one centimeter apart. Bring hand toward eyes for closer inspection.

Use when unpacking specific detail, or when too self-conscious to use ‘The Dialectic’ gesture.

3. The Critical Whirl. ‘I’ve read too much Marx and I can’t get my words out’

Circle hand clockwise in a small but rapid motion towards the audience.

Accelerate and repeat until idea unpacked.


The Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion
As Observed (in use by their professors, throughout the process of earning their MFA from Goldsmiths) By Jasmine Johnson  & Alice May Williams 

stahhhhhhp

— 2 weeks ago with 82 notes
#snowpiercer  #not ok 

7knotwind:

 the next time you are engaged in a discussion of critical theory, heavy intellectual or philosophical content— try putting a few of these hand gestures to use…


1. The Dialectic. ‘This is a dialectic and I’m going to explain it.’

Grip imaginary six centimeter object between thumb and forefinger. Rotate wrist ninety degrees, snapping into end position. Smoothly rotate back to start. Repeat up to three times depending on conviction.

Use when expressing a shift from one thing to another. Highly infectious.

2. The Tiny Dialectic. ‘I’m making a very fine distinction’

Follow directions for ‘The Dialectic’ but with thumb and forefinger one centimeter apart. Bring hand toward eyes for closer inspection.

Use when unpacking specific detail, or when too self-conscious to use ‘The Dialectic’ gesture.

3. The Critical Whirl. ‘I’ve read too much Marx and I can’t get my words out’

Circle hand clockwise in a small but rapid motion towards the audience.

Accelerate and repeat until idea unpacked.


The Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion
As Observed (in use by their professors, throughout the process of earning their MFA from Goldsmiths) By Jasmine Johnson  & Alice May Williams 

— 2 weeks ago with 82 notes
#i have so many to add to these 

australian-red-cedar:

being a feminist means changing your behaviour to better support women, not re-labelling everything you do already as ~an empowering statement~

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— 2 weeks ago with 11370 notes

Robin Williams, 1951-2014

:(

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— 2 weeks ago with 27848 notes
contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
Dramatic use of color.
Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

(via mellifiedman)

— 3 weeks ago with 30519 notes
#for eliana