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Film: Late Summer at African American Museum of Philadelphia

Omg I hope I can make this!!!

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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

High-Tech Textiles & the Syncopated Rhythms of the African Diaspora

High-Tech Textiles & the Syncopated Rhythms of the African Diaspora

This is amazing!!! Love this blog!!

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Xenobia Bailey showed us one of her large scale crochet pieces inspired by John Coltrane. Xenobia Bailey showed us one of her large scale crochet pieces inspired by John Coltrane.

E-textile or computational textile production (in education) has been previously supported by the NSF and MacArthur Foundation. I recently met Kylie Peppler who is an Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University. Peppler’s collaborative investigations into e-textiles (with Yasmin Kafai and Leah Buechley) have led to new educational approaches to electronic textile design that push back on traditional notions of arts education. In the Connected Learning presentation Learning By Boing and Making in High-Tech Textile Design, Peppler and others discuss what under-resourced youth are learning in e-textiles, particularly through computing and art. They’re exploring ways to get them in touch with practices that are often in the exclusive domain of professional designers, artists, and engineers.

From "Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design" by Bradley Quinn. From “Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design” by Bradley Quinn.

Will Wilson. "EyeDazzler (detail)," (2012). Courtesy Nettrice Gaskins. Will Wilson. “EyeDazzler (detail),”…

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Artists Of The Civil Rights Movement Exhibit Comes to Brooklyn Museum of Art in March

Very cool. Super inspired. Excited! Updates to come.

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witness Benny Andrews (American, 1930–2006). Witness (detail), 1968. Oil on canvas with painted fabric collage, 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm). © Estate of Benny Andrews/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo: Matthew Newton, courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Throughout the 1960s, a decade marked by an ardent civil rights fight that swept the American nation, many artists found themselves on the side of a burgeoning protest movement. From assemblage artists to Minimalist masters to Pop Art figures, those working in a wide breadth of media turned to art as an act of political defiance. They painted, sculpted, and photographed to comment on the social turmoil that surrounded them, creating visual symbols of resistance, liberation and empowerment.

An upcoming exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art pays tribute to this period in U.S. history with “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.”…

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

ARE STEAMFUNK, DIESELFUNK and SWORD & SOUL NECESSARY? Countering Negative Images of Black People in Science Fiction and Fantasy

ARE STEAMFUNK, DIESELFUNK and SWORD & SOUL NECESSARY?  Countering Negative Images of Black People in Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’ll admit, I still have reservation with the terms; however, there is still a need for these genres and literature. I am glad that this blog has started and continues to address the lack of diversity in the science fiction. I am glad that I got the chance to read this blog entry and was educated further on these movement and the challenge we continue to face. I had the opportunity to attend the NYC Comic Con in October 2013 and was able to attend the Geek and Color Panel, which was awesome and eye-opening. I urges everyone to read this and research these various movement in fiction and subcultures. This blog addresses a very important issues of portrayal and presence of people of color in mainstream media. This one of the reason, I started this blog because I couldn’t find someone like me ,in this field. I think things are getting better (especially in my program) but we still have a long ways to go! Enjoy! 🙂

Chronicles of Harriet

ARE STEAMFUNK, DIESELFUNK and SWORD & SOUL NECESSARY?

Countering Negative Images of Black People in Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

RacismImages and words combined are very powerful, and have been used, quite effectively, to convey this whole idea of Black people being “less than”; “not as good as”: the myth of Black inferiority.

We have become so insensitive or desensitized to our own negative typecasting and even dehumanization that we are no longer conscious of what we see, hear and what is going into our minds. We have become a party to our own brainwashing. We have joined in and become our own victimizers.

In the old days, white comedians put on black cork and made a living humiliating and ridiculing Black people. A few years later, their senses dulled by this illusion called “progress”, Black comedians said to the white comedians “Hey, you don’t have to ridicule and humiliate us…

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Dreaming of Bourges: My Words in French

How unique and interesting. I will follow up later on this topic of hair design, spirutuality, and connections later. Definitely interesting and inspiring.

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I just finished watching the The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Having recently watched the 1947 version with Danny Kaye in the lead role (and comparing that to Ben Stiller) I had my doubts. The new one looked too forced. It was boring at first until I found myself singing “ground control to Major Tom,” switching “Tom” with “Trice (my nickname),” and remembering swimming in the ocean a few miles from Waikoloa Village, walking under the Eiffel Tower, sleeping on a little round bed in Frankfurt (Germany), eating Tavuk göğsü (chicken breast pudding) in Istanbul, and now I want to visit Bourges (France) where people may find my essay, Ghost Nature, Art and the Secret Realities of an Object-Oriented Universe, translated to French for the Ghost Nature art exhibition currently on view in Chicago. The show moves to École nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges this spring.

In other words…

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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized