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How TV Became Art | The New Yorker
In 2002, in an article called “The Televisionary,” Malcolm Gladwell told the story of the invention of television. The visionary in question was a man named Philo T. Farnsworth.
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10 days ago
BOYCOTT THE ALT-RIGHT @UCBerkeley September 24-27th A letter from UCB Faculty to the Campus and Berkeley Community
While there has still not been an official announcement from campus administrators, we are learning that from September 24th to 27th, the University of California at Berkeley will provide a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart media and their far right audience.
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10 days ago
Video: How White Nationalism Became Normal Online
One of the most shocking images from the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 was the spectacle of several hundred young people taking up torches and marching in support of white nationalism.
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10 days ago
How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture Wars - The New York Times
“All together now!” Ms. Cory, 48, shouted to a cheering crowd in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood on Saturday. They were protesting a rally planned by far-right organizers about a mile away. Online vigilantism has been around since the early days of the internet.
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10 days ago
Exclusive: Boxing Legend Ann Wolfe Talks Playing Artemis In Wonder Woman, Her Film Debut - blackfilm.com/read | blackfilm.com/read
Currently in theaters from Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics is the action adventure Wonder Woman,  directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
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21 days ago
Evergreen Course Combines Feminism & Math | The Daily Caller
Evergreen State College, the site of racially-motivated May protests, offers a winter and spring 2018 course that examines math through a feminist lens.
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29 days ago
A proposed anti-doxxing law could make data less secure.
Personal medical information from 1 in every 4 Americans has been stolen. On average, there were three data breaches in the U.S. every day during 2016. People outed by trails of left-behind data have taken their own lives. “Better” outcomes of doxxing include relentless abuse and death threats.
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29 days ago
Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world - The Washington Post
Thousands of years before Hello Kitty and Grumpy Cat, some wild little felines and early farmers made a tacit deal: One side would act a bit docile and kill grain-raiding vermin, and the other would tolerate the cats’ presence and let them eat scraps.
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5 weeks ago
The Wonder Woman Effect - The New York Times
LONDON — Gal Gadot, DC Comics and the whole Justice League gang are not the only big winners from “Wonder Woman,” the film franchise that has already taken in more than $780 million globally; it just seems to keep on giving (and is already gearing up for a sequel).
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7 weeks ago
Stuart Hall and the Rise of Cultural Studies | The New Yorker
In the summer of 1983, the Jamaican scholar Stuart Hall, who lived and taught in England, travelled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to deliver a series of lectures on something called “Cultural Studies.
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9 weeks ago
The Complex Gender Politics of the 'Wonder Woman' Movie | Hollywood Reporter
Can Patty Jenkins make the superhero world safe for female directors? Warner Bros.
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9 weeks ago
Wonder Woman Review: Patty Jenkins's Hard-Won Wisdom | The New Yorker
A story of disillusionment and lost innocence, of vain ambition and bitter victory, Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman” is a movie told in flashback, starting with its heroine, Diana (Gal Gadot), doing curatorial work in the present day beneath the Louvre’s glass pyramid.
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9 weeks ago
The clear divide on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet
There has been a plethora of red carpet events recently, a chance for females to stress over their gown choices and dutifully credit designer names to camera while men rock up in an off-the-rack suit and comfortable shoes.
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10 weeks ago
Wonder Woman on Themyscira | fxguide
Before Wonder Woman was joining forces with Batman and others in her "League", she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, the fictitious all-female sanctuary of Themyscira was created by the Gods of Olympus.
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10 weeks ago
This Is How Cats Conquered The World
It would have been an African wildcat, Felis silvestris; specifically, a member of the subspecies Felis silvestris lybica, which domestic cats are descended from. It would have looked pretty much like a modern cat, to the untrained eye. Of course, it probably happened dozens or hundreds of times.
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11 weeks ago
A Cyborg Manifesto of Black People In Theory – Performing the Digital → Blog
There is not a theoretical absence of blackness and the black body (both male and female) because they are used as political frame or experience (blackness) or object of study (the black body) by academics who strive to subvert or chip at the hegemonic force known as the canon (which does occasiona
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june 2017
The Future of the Left Is Female
A lot of people predicted that women were going to change America’s political history in January of 2017. But pretty much no one anticipated that they’d be doing it as leaders of the resistance.
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june 2017
On the Form of the Video Essay | TriQuarterly
Send New Beasts by Joe Wenderoth History by Dinty W. Moore Grandpa by Steven Chen by Kristen Radtke October Fire by Michael Lent Wolfvision by Robyn Schiff Nick Twemlow Gut Renovation by Su Friedrich The essay’s innermost formal law is heresy.
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june 2017
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It is with great satisfaction that we submit to you this report regarding the tenure application of Professor Minerva McGonagall. We recommend that she be granted tenure, although, as you will see further on in this parchment, we have several reservations.
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june 2017
He Lets His Cat Outside To Discover The Snow, But Wasn’t Expecting The Surprise He Got… Just WATCH - YouTube
May 27, 2017 at 10:34AM: Most cats don’t enjoy snow so much, but this Norwegian Forest cat would rather go out side and jump in the snow then do anything else – Forget the toys, it’s snow time! Nala the cat even likes catching snow balls – so much in fact that she will jump up on the door and ask for his owner to come and throw snowballs for her… It’s NOT something you’d expect! You’ve gotta see Nala’s when there’s snow outside, it’s awesome
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may 2017
Gamergate FBI file shows no charges brought despite confessions - Business Insider
The day before Halloween, FBI agents showed up at the home of a Massachusetts man linked to dozens of rape, bomb, and death threats targeting women involved in the video game scene.
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april 2017
Toxicity and Tone Are Not The Same Thing: analyzing the new Google API on toxicity, PerspectiveAPI.
Google’s Jigsaw group today launched Perspective API, their api to create better conversations but their first role out, their first machine learning model is to help deem or rate conversations as ‘toxic’ or not.
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april 2017
Matt Mitchell Is Arming Underserved Communities With Anti-Surveillance Tools - Motherboard
Matthew Mitchell had one of his first encounters with surveillance in the 1990s. At General Electric, his work usually involved repairing computers. But after a sexual harassment incident at the company, superiors asked Mitchell to retrieve his co-workers' search histories.
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april 2017
Emotional Labor From Students Of Color Ain't Free, Cornell | The Huffington Post
Far above Cayuga's waters, I am a Senior at Cornell and I am tired of being the teacher of my own race/class/gender/disability-based trauma. Y'all have never compensated us for this extensive emotional labor invested by us day in and day out. We came here to graduate, not to perform your job.
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april 2017
Hackers, Trackers and Snoops: Our Privacy Survey Results
Protecting our privacy and staying secure in the physical world is second nature. We lock our doors to keep out unwanted guests. We shut our blinds to thwart nosy neighbors. And we tuck away our wallets to foil thieves. It’s habit. And it’s common sense.
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april 2017
Just Wait Until I Get Tenure
A Facebook friend, Steven Salaita, recently wrote a post about academe arguing that tenure-track professors are kidding themselves if they say they will become more radical once they get tenure.
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april 2017
Russians used ‘Bernie Bros’ as ‘unwitting agents’ in disinformation campaign: Senate Intel witness
At Thursday afternoon’s meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Retired Gen. Keith Alexander — former director of the National Security Agency — said that Russian operatives targeted both liberal and conservative voters in its disinformation campaigns during the 2016 election. Dr.
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march 2017
The End of Prestige Television - The Toast
 The final episode aired on a Sunday night at 9, following months of public commemoration. There were spontaneous parades in twelve cities. The New York Times published a profile that literally glowed (each copy was hand-brushed in strontium aluminate).
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march 2017
University of Michigan Moves to Increase Diversity - The Atlantic
The administration has launched a multiyear racial and socioeconomic diversity plan, but a lot of students aren’t pleased. ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Jacqueline Graniel spent her whole childhood in Southern California assuming other families also lived paycheck to paycheck.
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march 2017
The Invisible Labor of Faculty of Color on Campus - The Atlantic
The “invisible labor” done by professors of color is not usually rewarded with tenure and promotion. But it is more important now than ever.
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march 2017
How Netflix embodies a seductive myth of the algorithmic age.
This essay is adapted from What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing, by Ed Finn, published by MIT Press. On Tuesday, March 28, Ed Finn will discuss What Algorithms Want at an event in Washington. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
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march 2017
Has the Video Essay Arrived? | Moving Image Archive News
Publications in both film criticism and academic film studies have historically been in writing, but as affordable lightweight cameras and digital film-editing tools increasingly have put video production into the hands of anyone, that has been changing.
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march 2017
YouTube Blocks LGBTQ Videos Under Restricted Mode | Teen Vogue
YouTube is working on ways to filter out offensive content, but some vloggers have noticed that one of its latest tactics has created a serious feeling of censorship towards the LGBTQ+ community.
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march 2017
Featured Gallery Artist: Julie Levin Russo – Library+
I had a video in the faculty/staff exhibit – I answered these questions for my artist profile:

What’s special about the way you teach?
My background is in media studies, but at Evergreen I have the opportunity to focus on integrating theory and practice. I really value the learning experience I’ve had in Mediaworks – learning about how to support students’ artistic projects and development. I believe that building skills in media criticism makes you a stronger creator and building skills in creating media makes you a stronger critic, and that approach is a unique feature of our curriculum.

Why did you become an Artist?
As with my teaching, I became interested in creating video works because I was studying them in my research. In the field of audiovisual media, it seemed natural to engage with critical topics audiovisually and not just through academic writing. My video projects have all been tied to my scholarly projects, and function for me as an alternative mode to process and communicate ideas. The music video mashup that I have in the gallery show was part of the introduction to a journal issue I co-edited on the topic of Fan / Remix Video.

How do you feel about the campus resources?
For a small public institution, Evergreen has a pretty unprecedented breadth and depth of media equipment and facilities available to the campus community. I was in awe when I saw Media Loan and the CCAM TV studio on my first visit to the college. We also have and teach some media resources that have become very rare, like 16mm film production. It’s really special for me and for students to have access to this array of tools outside of a film school.

Why is Evergreen a good place to study art?
Anyone can learn the technical aspects of a piece of equipment – developing the analytical, conceptual, and creative skills to say something through craft is the most important learning college can offer. Through our interdisciplinary coordinated studies model and intensive media and art programs, Evergreen students can get the foundations to make truly innovative and socially engaged work.
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march 2017
Want to Profit Off Your Meme? Good Luck if You Aren't White | WIRED
Gather round, ye olds, and thrill to a tale of yore. Summer 2014, to be exact. The place? Vine (RIP). The hero? A Chicago teenager calling herself Peaches Monroee, who uploaded a video in which she described her eyebrows as “on fleek.”
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march 2017
How Do You Dismantle Black Studies in 2016?: Use Academic Terrorism | The Huffington Post
Like Black communities in general, Black Studies is under siege. In fact, many administrators at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI’s) don’t want Black Studies departments or programs at their universities any more than they did in 1968.
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march 2017
How Pepe the Frog Became a Nazi Trump Supporter and Alt-Right Symbol - The Daily Beast
The green frog was behind the United States side of the metal fence at the country’s southernmost border, smirking and holding a Donald Trump campaign button up to his chin.
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february 2017
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Dale Beran – Medium
Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him. Around 2005 or so a strange link started showing up in my old webcomic’s referral logs. This new site I didn’t understand. It was a bulletin board, but its system of navigation was opaque.
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february 2017
www.nytimes.com
WATERVILLE, Me. — Conservative media outlets have built a cottage industry of outrage on the premise that conservative students are victims of a “tyrannical” campus left. I know this message well, because over a decade ago, as a conservative student at Bucknell, I helped devise and spread it.
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february 2017
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Racists - ZED Books
Last week an acquaintance of mine – a deputy editor at a prominent gay magazine – attended the anti-Trump demonstrations against the ‘Muslim Ban’ at Downing Street.
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february 2017
Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post” - Los Angeles Review of Books
THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON. Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler should have been treated by the media and the culture? The way the media should act now? The problem of normalization?
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february 2017
Peaceful protest is much more effective than violence for toppling dictators - The Washington Post
Political scientist Erica Chenoweth used to believe, as many do, that violence is the most reliable way to get rid of a dictator. History is filled, after all, with coups, rebellions and civil wars.
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february 2017
As mental health crises soar, colleges can't meet student needs
olleges across the country are failing to keep up with a troubling spike in demand for mental health care — leaving students stuck on waiting lists for weeks, unable to get help. STAT surveyed dozens of universities about their mental health services.
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february 2017
Targeted Online Harassment of Faculty | AAUP
The statement, "Targeted Online Harassment of Faculty," addresses increasing concerns about efforts to intimidate and harass faculty. The Professor Watchlist website, claiming to identify professors who "advance leftist propaganda in the classroom" is one example of such efforts.
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february 2017
Liberals On the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown - POLITICO Magazine
Once, there was a strange and subtle art practiced among the elect of London and Washington, called Kremlinology.
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february 2017
The Myth of the Well-Behaved Women’s March | New Republic
On October 5, 1789, a crowd of more than seven thousand women—fish sellers and bakers, working women from the markets, bourgeois “bonnet-wearing” women from the suburbs—marched the twelve miles from Paris to Versailles to demand King Louis XVI release his stores of grain.
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february 2017
www.theguardian.com
Trials begin Monday in Washington state after actions intended to shut down oil sands pipelines, in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s efforts 06.00 EST Last modified on Monday 30 January 2017 06.
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february 2017
Chani Nicholas – Inauguration Affirmations: Horoscopes for the Week of January 16th
2016’s astrology featured many aspects, chief among them a square between Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. These two planets in difficult aspect to one another correlated with the dissolution of many societal structures. The red planet, Mars, also went through a difficult passage.
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january 2017
From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers) | Motherboard
Rogue One is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect’s sabotage.
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january 2017
We're living through the first world cyberwar – but just haven’t called it that | Martin Belam | Opinion | The Guardian
Nation states have been attacking each other electronically for a decade or more. Historians will eventually give it a name and a start and end date
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january 2017
Self-publishing startup Wattpad looks to move its stories to the TV airwaves - Technology & Science - CBC News
Since launching 10 years ago, Wattpad has become a popular place for budding writers to cultivate their voices online — a space where they can post and receive feedback on self-published stories. Now the Canadian app is hoping to bring these stories to another medium: television.
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january 2017
I’ve left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators | Lindy West | Opinion | The Guardian
For half a decade on the platform, I have been micromanaged by strangers and neo-Nazis have mined my personal life for vulnerabilities to exploit I deactivated my Twitter account today.
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january 2017
The Complete Anti-Fascist Reading List | Anti-Fascist News
The term “fascism” has been thrown around left circles for decades as a proxy for authoritarianism, racism, or both.
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january 2017
How to Delete Facebook, Permanently
Want to start 2017 off better than 2016? Our humble suggestion: Delete everything! This week we’ll go over how to ditch almost every aspect of your online life, from Twitter to Instagram to Gmail. Today: Burn down the house that Mark Zuckerberg built. Hoo, boy.
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january 2017
Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction - Vox
Following Donald Trump’s election, the media tried to identify several indicators for why he won. Was it the opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic? Poor health outcomes? The economy?
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january 2017
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In 1992, a magnetic young Democrat swept aside twelve years of unbroken Republican rule by campaigning on a platform that seemed to cross the old left-right divide.
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january 2017
INTERVIEW: CALLING ALL GAL PALS – JARROW & LEAH – These Curious Times
Jarrow was the first and only person to rec me something on my  [email protected]email alias which is set up so folks can point me in the direction of interesting things that are below my limited radar.
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january 2017
Security Culture Is Good – The New Inquiry
Start simple. These are bare-minimum security requirements for anyone using modern communications tools. • Update all of your software as soon as new versions become available on your phone and computer (including your browser). Turn on automatic updates.
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january 2017
Eating cheese, butter and cream can help protect you from heart disease, study finds | The Independent
Fatty foods such as cheese, butter, and cream are often considered culprits of heart disease – but according to a new study, a diet high in saturated fat could in fact bring significant health benefits.
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january 2017
Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Avant-Garde Aesthetics, and Music Video: “The Past and the Future Merge to Meet Us Here”
Beyoncé’s Lemonade is a 56-minute film composed of twelve music videos with interludes comprised of spoken-word poetry, concrete sound, and visual tableaux.
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january 2017
Beyoncé’s <i>Lemonade</i>: She Dreams in Both Worlds | Film International
By Lisa Perrott, Holly Rogers, and Carol Vernallis. Beyoncé calls Lemonade a “visual album.
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january 2017
How to make an animated GIF in Photoshop
Learn how to use a series of photos and frame animation to create an animated GIF. (Try it, 4 min) In this tutorial, you'll learn how to turn a series of photos into a looping animated GIF using Photoshop.
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january 2017
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