It’s all about dedication….
The Internet is an Orwellian nightmare, blah blah blah but at least there’s cute videos of cats on it.
Insane trove of vintage American postcards featuring children and guns (via MetroPostcard Blog)
Books, monographs, scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed publications. These are the coin of the academic realm. Museum catalogues, essays commissioned for purposes that are not purely scholarly, and work done in a crossover venue that has trade or commercial or popular associated with its identity are considered lesser contributions, and weighted accordingly in moments of tenure or promotion. But as the industry of blogs and tweets has blossomed, the question of how new formats and genres will be accounted for within the metrics of scholarly communities, and how the processing tools that generate citation indices and frequencies can be extended to assist in the mechanics of ranking a scholar’s achievement without forcing a committee into any direct encounter with their work. Cynicism aside, the possibilities are rapidly becoming probabilities with every sign that we will soon be tracking the memes and tropes of individual authors through some combination of attribute tags, link-back trails, and other identifiers that let can generate quantitative data and map a scholar’s active life.
What might this process look like and how will it change scholarship?”
Intro to a piece by Johanna Drucker for great-looking new journal Amodern.
Any minute now.
Perpetually Accosted, 2012
Targeted advertisements on eyeglass lens interior
Been here, done that.
Vintage Otaku Hotties….
Fantastic shots of a Japanese Game Land.
Really interesting hybrid anime/real portraiture by Sim Chang…
I see my fwend! :)
Robin Peckham Robert Irwin at the SD Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla.
I wish I was a “ju-jitsu face-breaker suffragette”… #lifegoals
It wasn’t just that Edith Garrud was the first female martial arts instructor in the Western world. It wasn’t just that this hardcore, pipe-hitting, 4’11” tall chick went out there in an Edwardian hoop skirt and a massive floppy hat and judo-flipped the hell out of armed men who outweighed her two-to-one, that she was one of the first fight choreographers in British film history, or that she kept a damned bowling pin under her dress and almost always wore three inches of cardboard armor under her dress that was capable of protecting her ribs from a direct hit by a mahogany club. It’s that this hell-raising martial arts master was using her powers of feminine asskicking to smash the faces of London police officers who tried to violently break up women’s suffrage rallies, and that her skills and techniques were used to train a 30-woman-strong bodyguard of ju-jitsu face-breaker suffragettes who could be assembled at a moment’s notice and immediately start pummeling the balls of any jackasses who thought they could stand in the way of a woman’s right to vote. (via Badass - Edith Garrud)
Book cover redesign for Cinderella , Yang Kim