Friday night doodlin’
One of the best and most gratifying things about organizing WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY for the Brooklyn Museum is the ways we have found to connect NYC veterans, active duty service personnel and community organizers with the museum community (staff and visitors). Through the ‘Ask a Vet’ and ‘Ask a Photographer’ interactives (as well as the Story Corps Military Voices collaboration) I and other Brooklyn Museum staff have gotten to know and work closely with some amazing veterans, ranging from WWII, Korean and Vietnam War vets to very young veterans of the war in Afghanistan. The most important thing I personally have learned is you have no idea who around you might be a veteran—what risks and trials they may have been through, how hard it may be to carry these stories not knowing when and who to share them with—and that soldiers young and old are an extraordinarily diverse and resilient group of people. Bringing their stories inside the Museum and starting conversations about war that include our visitors and the distinguished group of war photographers whose work is on view, adds a great living dimension to the photographs.
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"This is what the next generation of engineers looks like
Black Girls CODE introduces young girls of color to computer programming, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields, so the girls can learn how to build the tools they want to see in the world. The non-profit is a global organization, with chapters in Oakland, Calif., Atlanta, New York and even South Africa, with expansion to eight more cities planned for next year. Every chapter targets girls of color between the ages of 7 and 17, formative years for capturing the girls’ interest in STEM and building their self-confidence.
"Science is magic, and our girls are opening their eyes to the fact that they can learn to become the magicians," says Bryant, who launched the company with a class of 12 girls.
But the reach of Black Girls CODE has grown exponentially in two years; the roster now exceeds 2,000 girls. Bryant was named one of the White House’s Champions for Change in the tech sector, and Black Girls Code was named one the “2012 Most Innovative Nonprofit.”
You are directly responsible for what you put into the world. Yet every day designers all over the world work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them….
In the most popular CreativeMornings talk of all time, Mike Monteiro speaks on getting paid for the work you do. Watch the talk. →
Pussy Riot members freed from prison
December 19, 2013
Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova, 24, andMaria Alekhina, 25, were released from prison, three months before their scheduled release, according to Reuters. The two women and fellow band member Yekaterina Samutsevich were arrested for performing
Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away from Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on February 21, 2012. Their crime: “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility.”
While Samutsevich successfully appealed her sentence, the other two punk rockers remained, despite global cries for the their release. Earlier this week, a new Russian amnesty law was passed. According to The Associated Press, prisoners “who haven’t committed violent crimes, first-time offenders, minors and women with small children” are granted amnesty from their imprisonment. During their time, Alekhina went on a hunger strike and Tolokonnikova wrote an open letter, protesting the treatment of prisoners. Just days after that letter was posted, she disappeared for 21 days during a prison transfer, showing up in a Siberian prison hospital.
In a news conference, President Vladimir Putin expressed no regret for the Pussy Riot members. “I was not sorry that they ended up behind bars,” he said. “I was sorry that they were engaged in such disgraceful behaviour, which in my view was degrading to the dignity of women.”
a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans*/lgbtq people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…
As Dave Chappelle so eloquently said:
"Doodlo, doodlo, doodlo-doo."
Jessica Williams talks to John Tamny, columnist for Forbes
(I’m also from the Washington DC area, and people here are mostly very wealthy…you know, except for the POOR PEOPLE in Southeast and those out in the sticks.)
And hey, where the fuck is my McMansion?
I am side-eyeing this guy so hard right now.
On my wedding day, my wife and I hired a couple of shuttle vans to ferry guests between a San Clemente hotel and the nearby site where we held our ceremony and reception. I thought of our friends and family members packed into those vehicles when I read about the latest nightmarish consequence of America’s drone war: “A U.S. drone mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy in Yemen’s al-Baitha province after intelligence reports identified the vehicles as carrying al Qaeda militants,” CNN reported, citing government sources in Yemen. “The officials said that 14 people were killed and 22 others injured, nine in critical condition. The vehicles were traveling near the town of Radda when they were attacked.”
Can you imagine the wall-to-wall press coverage, the outrage, and the empathy for the victims that would follow if an American wedding were attacked in this fashion? Or how you’d feel about a foreign power that attacked your wedding in this fashion?
The L.A. Times followed up on the story and found slightly different casualty figures: “The death toll reached 17 overnight, hospital officials in central Bayda province said Friday. Five of those killed were suspected of involvement with Al Qaeda, but the remainder were unconnected with the militancy, Yemeni security officials said.”
Read more. [Image: Reuters]
Guys! I just wanted to share this content because it really effectively messages some sexy content. Because… you know, internet!
7. Content (n.)
“Content” is one of those ubiquitous buzz-words that can refer to anything, and therefore signify zilch. “We need to post more end-of-year grammar lists” is such a mouthful. Instead, try issuing a vague demand for “more content.”
Doodle night from a couple weeks back #fun