April 22, 2014
"“No te entiendo” which means “I do not understand you,” was a category in the Mexican casta system in early colonial history. I was researching the differences between the casta system in Perú and México, and when I came to that category, the idea that colonialists would classify someone as so “mixed” they were no longer anything other than a confusion, I laughed. This space of being not entirely understood because of what you are or what your interests are in, to be mistranslated because someone is unable to translate you, your body, your being… I like investigating that space. This is important to me, because I insist to see myself as an artist—to write, to make sound, to make video, to produce, to curate, to dance, to juggle identities confuses people. I also enjoy mistranslating, because words never truly mean what you expect them to mean."

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, in an Interview with Walker Magazine (via commovente)

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April 21, 2014
inprnt:

"Portrait of a Family" by Jessica Warrick on INPRNT

inprnt:

"Portrait of a Family" by Jessica Warrick on INPRNT

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April 16, 2014
feministdisney:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

We just hit 30,000 petition signatures-we have over 100,000 Facebook supporters, so please sign the petition if you have not already!See our other Achievements: http://lakota.cc/1iWyw4DSIGN THE PETITION!: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

"Every day, Lakota grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren. The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.
South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes. Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.”

feministdisney:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

We just hit 30,000 petition signatures-
we have over 100,000 Facebook supporters, so please sign the petition if you have not already!

See our other Achievements: http://lakota.cc/1iWyw4D

SIGN THE PETITION!: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

"Every day, Lakota grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren. The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.

South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes. Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.”

April 1, 2014
feliciachiao:

Today sucked.
Fun fact: I did the comics for my high school newspaper and they were just as bad as this one.

feliciachiao:

Today sucked.

Fun fact: I did the comics for my high school newspaper and they were just as bad as this one.

March 30, 2014

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Illustrations by Katie Scott.

Website  Tumblr

(via scientificillustration)

March 28, 2014

(Source: moosekleenex)

March 28, 2014
"The NLRB has ruled that the Northwestern Wildcats are in fact workers. They ruled that since players do not get class credit for playing football and that they are given value for their time playing football, namely an annual scholarship that is worth over $60,000, then yes, they can organize themselves into a union.

This decision marks the first real crack in the NCAA cartel in any of our lifetimes. It is also far from over. Northwestern University is leading the appeals process for now. They want the NLRB decision squelched for two reasons, both based in fear. They are afraid that if the football players can unionize, then the graduate teachers, the custodial staff, the work-study students and the cafeteria workers will all say, “If they can be a recognized union, then why not us?” That simply cannot happen in today’s neoliberal university system. Northwestern may fear those below them, but they fear those above them even more. That would be the Big 10 conference and the NCAA. If their football players are allowed to collectively bargain, the NCAA could shut them out, turning off the spigots from which the almighty revenue streams of cable television money seem to endlessly flow. Yet whatever response Northwestern is conjuring, it pales in comparison to the scorched earth about to be fired from the NCAA’s legal guns. For Northwestern, this jeopardizes the power arrangements on their campus, but for the NCAA, this decision threatens their very existence."

The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s Death Spiral | The Nation (via brutereason)

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March 28, 2014

manbartlett:

localflux:

EDIBLE WATER BOTTLE

Created by London-based industrial design students Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche, the Ooho is a blob-like water container made out of an edible algae membrane.

The design is inspired by how liquid drops form and how egg yolks work. The container is created using a culinary technique called “spherification” and the water is held inside by a double gelatinous membrane. The gel around the water is created from brown algae and calcium chloride.

Because of the double membrane, identification labels can be placed in-between the layers without affecting the water and without the need for adhesive. The size of the sphere can also be controlled when the water is in the form of ice during the “packaging” process.

The designers envision the product as something that people can create in their own kitchens. People can modify and innovate the recipe and CIY (“Cook-It-Yourself”) the Ooho on their own.

WANT

March 28, 2014
smithsonianlibraries:

Original from Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium by Maria Sibylla Merian

smithsonianlibraries:

Original from Metamorphosis insectorum surinamensium by Maria Sibylla Merian

March 27, 2014

effington:

this gave me chills

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